CUE Board of Directors

STATEMENT FROM THE CUE BOARD

This is a message that is long overdue. Our silence on matters of social justice has not been intentional, but it has had a harmful impact on our membership nonetheless. We apologize sincerely for our silence.

While this is a conversation that has been ongoing behind the scenes, there is no way for our members or the general public to be aware of that. We have continued to advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for our members, our staff, our Board, and for all those with whom we come into contact, but we have done this in ways that have not been transparent.

We, as the CUE Board of Directors, believe that Black Lives Matter. We, like so many others, were horrified by the murder of George Floyd by police officers, and we acknowledge that this was merely one of the seemingly endless brutal murders and other violence against Black people by law enforcement in this country. We would not have to say “Black Lives Matter” if it were true in our society that all lives mattered. Police violence against Black people, and against other marginalized groups, is one symptom of a white supremacist society and all its systems. Organizations that came to exist in such a society will, by default, contain the remnants of white supremacy in their very core. But we don’t want CUE to be a tool of white supremacy. So we need to speak out, and we are doing that now.

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, inequities and injustices around race have been exposed and discussed openly in our society, including anti-Asian bias and hate due to misinformation about COVID-19 and its origin and spread. We condemn all acts of anti-Asian hatred and bias.

We stand with people of all races, and hold as one of our core values the acceptance and celebration of all people, of all identities.

#BlackLivesMatter #StopAsianHate #WeAreCUE #SomosCUE

Brian Briggs

President

(2018-2024)

Liaison

Affiliates

CapCUE
North State CUE
Central California CUE

Committees

Fall Conference Planning

Learning Networks

Creativity in the Classroom

Bio

The Director of Technology for Washington Unified School district in West Sacramento. I wear many hats from managing wireless networks, rolling devices, running staff professional developments, and coaching teachers. Presented at several CUE events over the last several years. This is my 24th year in education where I started as a Kindergarten teacher. I spent three years as the Executive Director for the MERIT program at the Krause Center of Innovation at Foothill College where I was able to meet and work alongside many wonderful educators. I am currently the CUE Board President and I am honored to give back to the organization that has given me so many opportunities to grow and learn as a professional.

Certifications I possess: Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator Mentor, Raspberry Pi Cert Educator, CUE Steampunk Advisory, CUE Rockstar Lead Learner

Lisa Delapo 

Vice President / Treasurer

(2018-2024)

Liaison

Affiliates

East Bay CUE
Central Valley CUE
North Bay CUE

Committees

Executive
Professional Learning Advisory
Fall Conference Planning
Affiliate Leadership

Learning Networks

Higher Education

Bio

Lisa DeLapo serves as the Director of Information & Instructional Technology at Union School District. She is also an active adjunct faculty member at Foothill College. Lisa has worked as the Krause Center for Innovation’s Director of the MERIT program (2017-2020), and Director of the Chief Innovation Officer program (2018-2020). Lisa formerly worked as a district technology integration coach and was the Director of Innovation, Design, & Technology at Lafayette School District. She has also worked in K-12 private schools prior to her time in Lafayette. Lisa is a Google Certified Innovator (GTAMTV14), a MERIT13 Fellow, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. In 2016, she was honored with a CUE Gold Disk award.

Denise Douglas

Denise Douglas

Member

(2020-2023)

Liaison

Affiliates

CUE of Nevada
Monterey Bay CUE

Committees

Executive
Finance (Chair)
Professional Learning Advisory
Spring Conference Planning

Learning Networks

Technology Leaders

Bio

Denise Douglas has been actively involved with CUE serving on the CUE Affiliate Leadership Development Committee and as a board member with her local affiliate CVCUE. She has served as President and Vice President. As the Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Tulare Joint Union High School District, Douglas spearheaded the implementation of the 1:1 take-home program and facilitated her district’s Sprint 1 Million Project. Douglas has more than 20 years’ experience in the high school classroom in her hometown of Tulare.

Traci Bonde

Member

(2021-2024)

Liaison

Affiliates

San Gabriel Valley CUE
CUE Los Angeles

Committees

Learning Network Leadership

Learning Networks

Equity & Access
Media and Information Literacy

Bio

I have been in education for 22 years. I taught special education early in my career. I have created and delivered professional development to teachers using cutting-edge methodology throughout my career. I believe that meeting students where they are serving them best. Teachers that are open to progressive teaching styles are critical to student success. Supporting teachers in meeting their needs serves students.

I served as a board member for two affiliate CUE groups. In several district positions, I have participated in establishing strategic plans as a cabinet member. In 2020, I completed a CBO program. I have been responsible for projects across different districts that involved oversight committees, detailed budget documentation and management, and forecasting.

Tim Green 

Member

(2019-2022)

Liaison

Affiliates

Kern CUE
Inland Area CUE

Bio

Dr. Tim Green, a former K-12 educator, co-directs an online MS in Educational Technology and served as Director of Distance Education at CSU Fullerton for five years. Dr. Green is a researcher and published author. His current areas of interest are designing and delivering online distance education experiences, documenting trends and issues that influence educational technology and instructional design, and promoting educator choice and voice in their professional learning.

A dedicated CUE member for 20 years, Dr. Green’s work with the organization includes previous service as a member of the CUE Board of Directors, membership in CUE Higher Education Learning Network, in addition to being a well-known presenter and a helpful guy.

Phil Harding

Assistant Treasurer

(2020-2023)

Liaison

Affiliates

Beach Cities CUE
Orange County CUE

Committees

Personnel
Spring Conference Planning

Learning Networks

Computer Science

Bio

Phil Harding has been a CUE member since the early 90s and currently serves as a board member of IACUE. He holds a CITE (formerly CETPA) CTO certification. An educator for more than 30 years, Harding is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Val Verde Unified School District in Southern California. Previously, Harding was a 5th grade teacher and a technology instructor for Chapman University among other educational roles.

Diane Main

Diane Main

Member

(2016-2022)

Liaison

Affiliates

Silicon Valley CUE
CUE San Francisco
San Luis Obispo CUE

Committees

Executive
Communications

Learning Networks

Independent Schools

Bio

Diane Main serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12) at The Harker School in San Jose, California.  She has been an educator for over twenty years, both in New Jersey and California.  She has been adjunct faculty for San Diego State University’s Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.  Diane is a former Program Director of the MERIT program at KCI, and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator from the original November 2006 Google Teacher Academy.  Other EdTech activities include presenting at conferences nationwide, serving as president for the board of SVCUE, and presenting at CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps, Macworld, ISTE, and other events.  She has been on the CUE Communications Committee, written for the OnCUE Journal, helped facilitate CUE LDI on her campus, and attended/presented at dozens of conferences, local affiliate events, and CUE Rock Star Camps over the past decade.

Diane serves on the Teacher Advisory Board of Remind, as well as the Geo Teachers Advisory Board for Google Geo Education Outreach.  As such, she helps plan and deliver Geo Teacher Institutes, and she also is an advisor for Remind on their mission, growth, and outcomes.  Over time, Diane has pioneered professional development around subjects about which she is passionate, such as geotools in education, geocaching, creating song parodies, and MinecraftEdu for game-based learning.  She also created a new graduate level 1-credit seminar on Google Tools for San Diego State University’s Learning Design and Technology department.  She is an avid attendee and past co-organizer of EdCamps around Northern California, and she has, in recent years, begun moving to a more discussion-based audience participatory style for presentation sessions whenever possible.

Diane lives with her husband and son in Santa Clara, California.

Lucio Padilla Jr.

Member

(2019-2022)

Liaison

Affiliates

Imperial Valley CUE
Coachella CUE

Learning Networks

Administrators

Bio

Lucio is a learner and a leader in educational technology. Over the past 23 years he has served as as an elementary and secondary teacher, as an elementary school principal and currently as director of instructional technology. Lucio works for the Calexico Unified School District and lives in Calexico with his wife and three children. He has benefited tremendously from his family, mentors, colleagues and his personal learning network that have helped shape a rewarding career with students. His inherent understanding that the world is changing at a rapid pace drives his passion about learning. He focuses his energy on providing professional development and advocating for how to best meet the needs of all students in this modern context. He was recognized as the 2018 ACSA Region 18 Technology Administrator of the Year and serves on the board of directors for IVCUE and ACSA Region 18 Imperial County Charter.
Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Secretary

(2020-2023)

Liaison

Affiliates

Gold Coast CUE
San Diego CUE
Santa Barbara CUE

Committees

Executive
Audit (Chair)
Personnel
Finance

Learning Networks

Access and Equity

Bio

Laura Spencer is in her second term as President of SDCUE and has served on the CUE Communications Committee and the CUE Affiliate Leadership Development Committee. Additionally, Spencer serves as a Lead Learner for CUE. An active EdTech educator for nearly 20 years, Spencer is currently the Director of Technology Integration at Elite Academic Academy, a charter school system in Southern California. Previously, Spencer has served as a classroom teacher, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Executive Director of Design Thinking and Innovation, and a college professor.

Board Meeting Calendar

November 12, 2020

Virtual

January 14, 2021

Virtual

April 1, 2021

TBD

May 6, 2021

TBD