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Laurah Jurca
Laurah Jurca
(Laurel - United States)

<p>I currently serve as an ESOL Coach for my school district in Maryland. I work with both ESOL and mainstream teachers to help them improve the quality of their instruction for their English language learners. During my career, I have taught grades k-8,  ...

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Esther Wojcicki

Member, Advisory Board

Teacher, Journalist, Carnegie Foundation Scholar, National Writing Project Consultant

Esther Wojcicki has been teaching Journalism and English at Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California for the past 25 years, where she has been the driving force behind the development of its award-winning journalism program. With five electives including Newspaper Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Online Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and Sports Journalism, it is the largest high school journalism program in the country with over 375 students participating.

Ms. Wojcicki was named Northern California Journalism teacher of the year in 1990 and California State Teacher Credentialing Commission Teacher of the Year in 2002. She served on the University of California Office of the President Curriculum Committee where she helped revise the beginning and advanced journalism curriculum for the state of California. Recently she has worked as the Google educational consultant and helped to design the Google Teacher Outreach program, which includes the website www.google.com/educators and the Google Teacher Academy.

She holds a B.A. degree from UC Berkeley in English and Political Science, a general secondary teaching credential from UC Berkeley, a graduate degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Berkeley, an advanced degree in French and French History from the Sorbonne, Paris, a Secondary School Administrative Credential from San Jose State University, and a M.A. in Educational Technology from San Jose State University. She has also worked as a professional journalist and writes a blog for the HuffingtonPost.com