Kathleen Ideguchi - Technical Solutions Project Manager
Kathleen has worked in Project Management for the better part of her career at EdGate. She is a Project Management Professional and has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration. With her strong technical background, Kathleen manages several products, including the Curriculum Matrix OER product and the ExACT Alignment Tool. She has extensive knowledge of EdGate's alignment and product delivery tools; she creates innovative mapping strategies; and works with the technical team to provide new client solutions and create improvements to EdGate products.
Jodi Waugh - Language Arts
Jodi has been EdGate's English Language Arts Project Manager for over 9 years, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from her years in the K-12 classroom. A former commercial pilot, Jodi demands accuracy and attention to detail. As a Project Manager, she uses her problem solving skills to ensure that EdGate exceeds our client's expectations on all fronts.
Nancy Rubesch - Language Arts Correlator
Nancy Rubesch correlates English, Arts and Computer Technology materials and standards. She has thirty years of teaching secondary English and Visual Arts. She previously worked for several years as a feature writer for a city newspaper, has taught high school art and has been a practicing artist for many years. She has a Masters in Finance and, in addition, has received several Fulbright and National Endowment to the Humanities awards enabling her to do graduate work in Asian and Middle East Studies in China, India, Israel and Egypt. She has been with EdGate since 2004.
Tammy Reid - Content Specialist
Tammy joined the EdGate team in 2014. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2002 with a BS in Elementary Education and a BFA in Fine Arts. With over 12 years of experience in education, Art and Business, she joined our Language Arts and Social Studies teams as a Content Specialist and Correlator. Currently living in Gig Harbor, she enjoys spending time exploring and photographing the Key Peninsula with her family, watching her son’s games, and actively volunteering in the local elementary schools.
John Kullberg - Math Subject Lead
John Kullberg has over 30 years experience teaching Mathematics at the high school level. Since coming to work for EdGate, John has been involved with correlating mathematics materials with current standards and has worked in digital media review, writing and evaluating quiz questions for digital media. He was the head wrestling coach at Central Kitsap High School for 27 years and in November, 2011, he was inducted into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.
Larry Johnson - Science Project Manager
Larry Johnson has been with EdGate since 2004. Larry's extensive science background gives him very broad expertise to serve the needs of his clients. His management style is very friendly and attentive to detail. His experiences include 30 years of curriculum development and teaching in all science areas to junior and senior high students, and 24 years managing the science departments at several schools. Larry also taught geology at the college level for 22 years. He has earned several science awards throughout his teaching career. Larry has a BS in Geology with Chemistry minor, a BA in Education, and a MA in Education and Technology. He enjoys spending time with his family, loves nature and outdoor activities.
Kathy Siqueland - Science Subject Lead
Kathy brings 10 years of experience teaching all aspects of science in grades 5-12 to the EdGate team. She also taught Math and Health for grades 6-8 and tutored all subject areas for home-bound students afflicted by severe illnesses. She has been part of the EdGate team since 2005, specializing in content correlation and standards. She also helped in the development and maintenance of EdGate’s controlled vocabulary, assessment projects, and Curriculum Matrix science content including the iPad project. Kathy loves to spend quality time with her husband and four grown children.
Jennifer Larson - Social Studies Project Manager
Jennifer Larson has been working as the Social Studies Project Manager at EdGate since 2004. Her problem solving skills, desire for excellence and commitment to customer service has made Jennifer an asset to EdGate's remarkable group of dedicated educators. Jennifer has a BA in History with a minor in Political Science and a Social Science Teaching Credential with a Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development certification. Correlating a myriad of material from multimedia projects, to textbooks, to daily news stories, Jennifer gets to combine her love for history and politics with outstanding publisher content.
Johanna Willoughby - Correlator
Johanna joined the EdGate team in 2015. She earned a BA in history from Western Washington University with emphasis in Ancient, US, and European History. Her time at EdGate started with reviewing, segmenting, and summarizing educational films. Her education allowed her to transition onto the Social Studies team with an in-depth knowledge of history and historical content. Johanna enjoys cooking, hiking, and running half marathons.
Nathan Giermann - Instructional Developer / Correlator
Nathan (or “Nate,” as he’s more commonly known around the office) initially joined EdGate in 2017 for a three-month English/Language Arts position. Today, he’s the team’s “man who wears every hat,” having worked on English, science, health, religion, professional development, and a myriad of other subjects. Most recently, Nate has begun using his experiences as a high school teacher and his M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction to design high-quality lesson plans and materials for clients. He is an active member of his church and enjoys traveling with his wife, becoming debt free, and working on (but never finishing) his novel.
Alex Alo - Digital Content and Art Project Manager
Alex has been with Edgate since 2009. She started out reviewing, segmenting, and summarizing documentaries and other educational films. This experience made her a perfect addition to the social studies team, where she currently uses her knowledge of history and social sciences to accurately correlate publisher content. Over the last 5 years Alex has spent many volunteer hours in elementary school classrooms, which has given her a great understanding of how teachers can best be supported by educational materials. Alex’s passion for education and BBA make her a diligent and valuable member of the EdGate team.
Amanda Dragon - Digital Content Editor
Amanda Dragon is thrilled to be joining the EdGate team. Prior to relocating to the pacific northwest, she worked for over a decade in the entertainment industry in a myriad of positions. Some of her favorite credits include producing St. Sebastian and Thebloodfactory.com, Production Managing the National Tour of The Nightman Cometh starring the cast of It's Alway's Sunny in Philadelphia and assisting on The Lorax, Death to Smoochy, and Animal Crackers. She is currently completing her first novel Gender Incompatible which has been nominated for the Allegra Johnson prize. In her free time she enjoys giving her dogs the attention they demand, cooking, and watching really bad reality television (much to her husband's chagrin).
Ernest Jasmin - Digital Content Editor
Ernest joined EdGate’s Digital/Video Content Team in 2018. He earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Kentucky before moving to the Pacific Northwest where he has covered features and pop culture for the Bellingham Herald and the (Tacoma) News Tribune. He has also contributed to MSNBC.com, the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly and other publications. He enjoys live music, movies and cycling (plus, he cooks a killer curry.)
Marika Lee - Data Entry Specialist/Digital Content Editor
Marika Lee began segmenting and summarizing educational films for EdGate in 2017. She has a B.S. Journalism from Ohio University and worked as a reporter in Ohio and Kentucky before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, she enjoys writing, watching television shows, and cheering on FC Cincinnati and various women’s soccer teams.
Katherine Schugren-Meyer - Digital Content Editor
Katherine joined the EdGate team in 2012 and has segmented and summarized educational films. She has a BA in history and Latin American studies and an MSc in environmental sustainability. She has lived and studied in Spain, Germany and Sweden, and has done volunteer food system research for agricultural non-profits. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband, daughter, and son.
Naomi Morton - Senior Digital Content Editor
Naomi Morton has been a part of the EdGate family since 2010, fulfilling duties in two capacities. She segments and summarizes educational videos and archival films as well as supports teacher, parent and student users of SchoolNotes.com. Naomi’s teaching experience includes early childhood education in the private sector and countless hours of volunteer work in her local elementary school. She holds a degree in communication and a certificate of completion from the Long Ridge Writer’s Group.
Patricia Hixson - Digital Content Editor
Patricia Hixson started segmenting and summarizing films for Edgate in 2018. She received an English degree from Western Washington University in 2001. She has written and edited a number of manuals and been a contributor to a music magazine. She paints, takes walks with dogs and plays Scrabble in her spare time.
Laura Jacoby - Office Administrator
Laura has worked in education for over 20 years. She started out co-teaching a learning challenged English class and over the years transitioned to business ownership that specializes in tutoring students with IEPs and 504 plans. When not in her role as our office administrator, Laura loves spending time with her family, writing on her blog, creating fusion recipes, tutoring, and adventuring into the unknown.