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Meet the Education Smarty Pants Team!

Jim

Teaching Experience:
35 years in schools
Hobbies:
Science, bicycling, motorcycling, riding WA state ferries and reading news
Favorite PUD Lesson:
The Power of the Wind
What is your favorite electronic gadget and why?
Cellular technology is amazing if used appropriately!
What food do you consume to give yourself more energy?
Pasta!
What’s your favorite renewable energy source and why?
Hydropower because I love dams. I think they can be beautiful and do provide recreational areas. It is also a dependable source, usually.


Kass

Teaching Experience:
32 years in schools and 7 years with the PUD
Hobbies:
Gardening, travel, family activities, my dogs and being a Gramma
Favorite PUD Lesson:
Advanced Circuits because students put so many concepts together to create series and parallel circuits working with both incandescent and LED bulbs.
What is your favorite electronic gadget and why?
My cell phone because it keeps me in touch with friends and family.
What food do you consume to give yourself more energy?
Cinnamon dolce latte
What’s your favorite renewable energy source and why?
Hydropower because water is powerful, renewable and we can enjoy it for recreation, as well as, consumption and to generate electricity.


Kathie

Teaching Experience:
36 years in schools and 10 years with the PUD
Hobbies/Interests:
Gardening, art, antiques, fusing glass and reading
Favorite PUD Lesson:
Circuit Systems because it challenges students with easy-to-use, exciting equipment. It is very thought provoking!
What is your favorite electronic gadget and why?
LED lights because we have just begun to see their fantastic applications which will give us better lighting options with reduced energy use.
What’s your favorite renewable energy source and why?
Wind energy because an invisible source can power so much!


Maryann

Teaching Experience:
36 years in schools and 1 year with the PUD
Hobbies/Interests:
Gardening, visual arts and animal rescue
Favorite PUD Lesson:
Energy Choice Game because students learn so much while playing a game.
If you could be an energy-related superhero, what would your name be and what would your super power be?
I’d be Super Sun Girl and I’d produce free energy for all.
What is your favorite electronic gadget and why?
I love my Kindle because I can use it to stay in contact with the world, read a book and find entertainment.
If electricity had a battle with water, who would win and why?
Water should win because it is something we can’t live without.


Roger

Teaching Experience:
12 years as a corporate trainer, 6 years substitute teaching and 1 year with the PUD
Hobbies/Interests: 
Hiking, biking and canoeing with my kids & reading and creative writing as time allows
Favorite PUD Lesson:
Watt Do You Know About Energy? because this lesson takes familiar concepts about energy and presents them in an organized fashion, providing students with new ways to think about the world around them.
If you could be an energy-related superhero, what would your name be and what would your super power be? 
Captain Thunderhead, who predicts storms, then captures the lightning and stores it, thus tapping in to a new renewable energy source.
What food do you consume to give yourself more energy? 
Water for the hydropower.


The Education Smarty Pants team with PUD Public Education Program Coordinator Jenni Lamarca

Contact:

Jenni Lamarca
education@snopud.com
425-783-8292
(M-F, 8am to 5pm)