Christine Rodriguez

Merging technology with pedagogy to increase human capital. While relatively new to the field of education, Christine has established herself as an exemplary teacher and instructional leader. As the 2013-2014 District Teacher of the Year for Golden Plains Unified School District, Christine is respected for her ability to support both students and teachers in their acquisition and application of technology skills. Christine is currently a lead teacher, building curriculum that incorporates the latest technology trends. She also partners with her professional colleagues to ensure teachers are prepared to use technology to support content acquisition in their respective fields. Her goal is to integrate technology with innovative teaching practices that support student-centered learning.


Blair Eliason

Fostering the development of innovation and entrepreneurship. Before beginning her career in education, Blair worked in the world of manufacturing and product development. With a move back to the San Joaquin Valley from the Bay Area, she entered the field of education. A decade later, Blair still sees herself as a product developer where she is able to cultivate an environment in which students take ownership of developing their minds. Blair is currently Vice Principal, ensuring students have access to the necessary intellectual resources and capital that will help them transition from secondary academic settings to their post-secondary academic and professional endeavors. Blair’s greatest desire as an instructional leader is to ensure students are provided with an innovative intellectual experience that allows for an understanding of the connection between the academic world and post-secondary pursuits.