IACUE Board Election

Let's congratulate the newly elected Inland Area CUE Board Members!

Heather Hilz Fitzgerald

Riverside County

Romoland School District - Teacher on Assignment/Instructional Coach

My name is Heather Hilz Fitzgerald, & I am an Educational Instructional Coach within the Romoland School District. I am running for the IACUE board because I am passionate about the work & connections that have been provided by our local affiliate. As an educator, I am passionate about creating engaging learning experiences. Being able to provide these learning opportunities, technology is one of the most crucial elements to support learners. Not only does technology allow students to be transformational in their learning, but it allows for students to access learning based on their needs. Ultimately, I hope to support an organization I believe in and the affiliate to support educators within the Inland Empire. @hilz2teach

Lindsay Munoz

San Bernardino County

Los Amigos Elementary School, Cucamonga School District - Classroom Teacher

I have a multiple subject credential and Masters in Educational Technology from Cal Poly, Pomona. To begin my career in education, I taught a STEM enrichment class for K-5 students. The last 6 years I have taught third grade and served as a tech coach. Recently, I also became STEM coordinator for my site. I am collaborating with others to design, plan, and prepare curriculum for a STEM lab coming to our school. On top of these roles, I have an amazing PLN through the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program, Flipgrid Student Voice Ambassador program and Google Certified Educators. My purposeful integration of technology, enthusiasm for equity in education, and eagerness to collaborate with others make me an asset to the IACUE Board. @mrs_lmunoz

Derek Rouch

Riverside County

Hemet Unified School District (district office) - Administrator

My life’s mission is simple: help students become all they were born to be. To that end, I am incredibly excited to be running for IACUE's board! Over my 10 years in education, I have held positions as mod-severe paraeducator, secondary math teacher, district board member, and currently as the educational technology administrator for Hemet USD. My vision for myself as an educator is to help schools become beacons of pride in their communities; epicenters of lasting social impact for the families they serve. I believe each and every member of the learning ecosystem has a role to play in the transformation of K-12 education—and I hope to help facilitate a small part of that change through my gifts in technology and design. @derekrouch

Tory Wadlington

Riverside County

Murrieta Valley Unified School District - Classroom Teacher

My name is Tory Wadlington. I am a 5th-grade behavioral SDC teacher for the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. I have a Masters in technology, and IACUE saved my life. Before IACUE, I felt I had no purpose in education. I was ready to quit one week but forgot I was invited to a CUE conference. It was there that my eyes were opened to a whole new world, a world I knew I belonged in. I joined immediately. I returned to my site and started implementing more technology, and the class completely changed. Test scores went up, goals were met, and parents were happy. I want to be on the board to make sure that overlooked teachers like me, and forgotten students like mine, all over the valley, find their purpose in this world. @ThatDopeTeacher