About the Bloggers

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Alex Nseir

Alex Nseir is a freelance journalist based in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Aside from contributing to the Annenberg Learner blog, Nseir covers the NHL as a beat writer for the Washington Capitals, works for a nonprofit in the U Street Corridor, and serves as a neighborhood reading tutor in Adams Morgan.

Donelle Blubaugh

Donelle is an education consultant who works with her clients to develop high quality, digital resources that address critical curriculum needs and meet today’s instructional challenges in the preK-12 market. She has over 25 years of experience in education, including the management of education projects for PBS and the cable industry.

Jennifer Weeks

Jennifer is a freelance science journalist who writes for magazines and web sites. She also develops case studies, web copy, and other materials for universities and nonprofit organizations. Jennifer wrote the online text for Annenberg Learner’s environmental science course, The Habitable Planet, and contributed to the forthcoming course, Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions.

Kathy Checkley

Kathy Checkley is a freelance writer who lives in Austin, Texas. She has been writing about K-12 education issues for more than 20 years.

Michele McLeod

Michele McLeod is Senior Program Officer at Annenberg Learner. She oversees production contracts for video courses and also works with a great team on communications. For Michele, working at Annenberg Learner is like getting to take every college course you missed and learning from all the great teachers you never had.

Shea Irick

Shea is a former high school English teacher but also taught Math for a few years as well. She loves working for such a well-respected source of educational resources for teachers like Annenberg Learner and being able to connect with her favorite kind of people..teachers!

Stacie Pierpoint

Stacie is a communications associate for Annenberg Learner, and an editor and contributing writer of the Learner Log blog. Stacie taught Spanish and remedial reading and math classes for six years at a charter high school in Washington, D.C. She has also written curricula in several disciplines and worked on various professional development projects. Stacie enjoys working at Annenberg Learner because she loves helping teachers find resources for lessons and she gets to learn something new almost every day.