I am honored and excited to announce the inaugural class of Infinite Campus SuperTeachers™!
The 2019-20 Infinite Campus SuperTeachers are:
- Dione Ferguson at Des Moines Public Schools (Iowa)
- Erika Garcia at William S Hart Union High School District (California)
- Jessica League at Fayette County Public Schools (Georgia)
- Jessica Safe at Durant Independent School District (Oklahoma)
- Melody Brewer at Laramie County School District 1 (Wyoming)
- Jillian Zeilenga at Washington Central Unified Union School District (Vermont)
Only six teachers were chosen for the first year of the SuperTeacher program. They come from all across the country. Their teaching experience spans grades K-12 and includes a variety of subject areas. SuperTeachers are passionate teachers who are experienced Infinite Campus users willing to try new things and share their knowledge and experience with their colleagues.
These SuperTeachers will meet virtually throughout the year to offer feedback and insights to Infinite Campus. They will help Infinite Campus design training materials for teachers and will try those materials out in their school districts. SuperTeachers will also get occasional “sneak peeks” of upcoming new tools and will be providing their feedback. I am so excited to have the opportunity to spend the year working, learning and growing with these six SuperTeachers!
Read more about these terrific educators.
Dione Ferguson is a twenty-one year veteran teacher who began teaching Business classes at Stuart-Menlo High School in Stuart, Iowa. She is currently at Brody Middle School, where she teaches Family and Consumer Science. Dione has taught driver’s education and was an assistant coach with cheer leading. Dione earned a Master’s degree in Teaching from Buena Vista University, and has a Bachelor’s degree from Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa. She loves to travel and experience new things.
Erika Garcia is a fourteen-year Science teacher who began her teaching career at Vista Middle School in Panorama City, California. She is currently at La Mesa Junior High School in Santa Clarita, California, where she teaches Science 7. Erika is also an adviser teacher to the Girls Who Code Club at La Mesa. Erika earned her Master’s degree in Teaching and teaching credential from National University in California and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Polytechnic State University of Pomona.
Jessica League is a ten-year veteran English and Special Education teacher at her alma mater, Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Georgia. She has experience teaching grades 9-12 in the collaborative and resource settings, and currently teaches college preparatory Senior English and AP Research. Jessica earned a Master’s degree in Teaching from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Georgia State University in Atlanta. In addition to teaching, she is highly active in the school system as the proud parent of two boys, one of which is in elementary school, and the other is in middle school.
Jessica Safe is an English Language Arts teacher in her 11th year of teaching. She began teaching at Idabel Middle School in Idabel, Oklahoma, as the 8th grade English teacher. During her tenure there, she also worked as the part-time Library Media Specialist and yearbook advisor. In 2015 she moved back to her hometown of Durant, Oklahoma, where she currently teaches 8th grade English Language Arts at Durant Middle School. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, and her Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Library Media from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.
Melody Brewer is a thirty-year veteran Computer teacher who began teaching music at Parker Elementary School in Parker, Arizona. She is currently at Johnson Jr. High School, where she teaches Office 365, Intro to Programming, and Technopreneurship in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Melody is the yearbook adviser and FBLA sponsor. She also assists with an FTC robotics club after school. Melody earned a Master’s degree in Computers in Education from Lesley College, and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming. She has coached basketball, volleyball and track and is a member of her school PBIS team.
Jillian Zeilenga has been teaching for 15 years. This is her tenth year at East Montpelier Elementary School. She also taught at Union Elementary School, Montpelier and Northfield Elementary in Northfield, Vermont. She currently teaches kindergarten and has spent her entire career teaching K-1. Jillian earned her undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa in Canada and her Master’s degree from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont. She also coaches Girls on the Run and has coached the basketball team. She started and is very involved in the outdoor education program at East Montpelier Elementary. She is the proud parent of two boys.