Petaluma Faculty Bios

Faculty Twitter Handle Badges

Brian Briggs

@bribriggs Google Certified Teacher
Brian is a Google Certified Teacher and currently the Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for the Plumas Lake Elementary School District. Before being a Director, he was a Educational Technology Coordinator and prior to that, an educator for 13 years in the elementary grades. His passion has always been integrating technology in classroom and collaborating with other. With his educational background, he tries to make learning engaging, entertaining and fun.

Ed Campos

Google Educator
Leading Edge Online/Blended Instructor
CUE Innovative Educator

Ed is a high school math/technology teacher at Visalia Charter Independent Study in Central California.  He has taught math and technology for over 11 years in the San Joaquin Valley.  He played a key role in his school receiving the Public Charter School Dissemination grant last year and has assumed leadership in the implementation of the educational technology portion of the grant.  Along with teaching, Ed now assumes the role of tech coordinator/tech coach as he leads his school towards a 1:1 blended/flipped environment that emphasizes Common Core and Project Based Learning in a unique Independent Study format.  He was recently recognized as an Outstanding Educator by Central Valley CUE for his success integrating technology in his classroom and creating a very innovative learning space for his students.  Ed currently serves on the board of directors for Global Exploration for Educators Organization(GEEO), a non-profit organization that promotes teacher travel as a means of introducing global lesson plans into the classroom.  He has a passion for integrating technology into the classroom & collaborating with other teachers to improve the learning opportunities for his students.

Jon Corippo

@jcorippo Apple Distinguished Educator
Google Certified Teacher
YouTube Star Teacher
CVCUE Board Member

Jon is the CUE Rock Star Baby Daddy. The "old man", the guy who said: "we should do something crazy". When not Rock Starring, Jon is the Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Mariposa County Schools. Jon is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher, former Madera County Teacher of the Year, CVCUE teacher of the year and a world-traveling edu-presenter.

Nicole Dalesio

@magrelacanela GCT, ADE, AEL
Nicole is a full time 4th grade teacher in Pleasanton, California with over 15 years teaching experience. Specializing in integrating creativity and technology into education, she has won many awards for her innovative teaching, mobile photography, videos, and screencast tutorials. She was has been recognized as a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and an Adobe Education Leader. Nicole is also a CUE Lead Learner, and has extensive experience as a speaker on various topics including Google Apps, mobile photography, Photoshop, and Digital Storytelling. She gives both live and virtual presentations, trains teachers and “kids of all ages,” teaches workshops, online classes, and presents and keynotes at regional, national, and international ed tech. conferences. Nicole has presented many times at Adobe headquarters, MacWorld, Photoshop World, the Google Teacher Academy, and more.

Lisa DeLapo

@LisaTeachesTech GCT, MIE, East Bay CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher 2014
Lisa DeLapo is a tech integration coach for the Lafayette School District in the SF Bay Area. She has a Masters in Education with a concentration in Instructional Leadership, a graduate certification in Network and Communications Management, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. She is the Assistant Director for Krause Center for Innovation's MERIT 2015 Program. She serves as Vice President on the board for East Bay CUE, and she presents often for Silicon Valley and Central Valley CUE. Lisa has also presented at Fall and Spring CUE, as well as GAFE Summits in Roseville, Napa, and Palo Alto.

Amy Fadeji

@mrsfadeji Google Certified Teacher ~ Mountain View 2014
Amy Fadeji is the principal of Penngrove Elementary in Petaluma, California. In her third year as principal, she has found herself reaching out to educators across the country to build a growing network of innovative and inspiring colleagues. After attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and later the University of Southern Mississippi, Amy taught second and third grades for seven years in Mobile, Alabama and San Anselmo, California before launching her career in administration. Amy is passionate about supporting teachers, modeling and encouraging risk-taking, and collaborating with other educators in her community. You can follow Amy on Twitter (@mrsfadeji) or read her latest blog post at

Michael Fenton

@mjfenton No badges (yet). Just a big stack of degrees. :)
Michael Fenton has more than ten years of experience in mathematics education, ranging from classroom teacher to graduate school instructor, from curriculum writer to professional development consultant. He earned the highest ratings of all presenters at CMC South Palm Springs 2014, California’s largest mathematics education conference.

Recent speaking invitations include: San Joaquin Valley Math Project STEM Mini-Conference in Fresno, CA [Keynote]; Ignite! Talks at CMC North 2014 in Asilomar, CA [Invited]; 2015 NCTM Regional Conference in Nashville, TN [Lead Speaker]; San Mateo County Office of Education 2015 CMSESMC STEM Conference [Invited]; and 2015 NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference in Brookings, SD [Keynote].

Michael currently teaches mathematics in Fresno, CA, where he lives with his beautiful wife and four energetic children. He blogs at and tweets as @mjfenton.

Catina Haugen

@chaugen Google Certified Teacher #gtamtv14
I love integrating technology into all I do. Let the tech do the heavy lifting, let it inspire your creativity and push you to deepen the learning for all students. I spent a amazing fourteen years in the elementary classroom, mostly with sixth graders. And now four years as our principal (same school, amazing), and I love my work! Not one to keep my excitement and knowledge bottled up, I share my learning at conferences like Fall CUE, edcamps, East Bay CUE Cool Tools and other local conferences. The Google Geo Teacher Institute (2013) and Google Teacher Academy (2014) solidified my membership in the geekdom. No looking back! Tech integration never drives the train but boy does it make it a lively, engaging ride!!

Marlena Hebern

@mhebern Google Educator
EdCamp Yosemite Founder
CUE Rock Star Faculty

Marlena is an experienced K-5 educator and an emerging school administrator who shares her enthusiasm for learning with teachers and students of all all ages. Marlena loves playing around with tech, exploring applications for classroom use, trading discoveries, and connecting with other teachers! So come on down! Let’s have some fun today!

Jennifer Kloczko

@jkloczko CUE Lead Learner
Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant

Jennifer Kloczko is an elementary principal at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento who has spent the last 18 years teaching and learning with amazing students and teachers in Northern California. She is also an Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant and leads K-12 professional development in literacy, technology and the Common Core. She is a CUE Lead Learner and CUE Rockstar presenter. She is passionate about technology and the power it has to connect us– to other classrooms, to authors, and to the world. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, hiking, and playing with her crazy puppy Lola. Jennifer blogs at Learn. Lead. Sparkle. or follow her on Twitter at @jkloczko.