Gerald Aungst


Gerald has more than twenty years experience in education as a classroom teacher, gifted specialist, and administrator. He currently serves as the supervisor of gifted services and elementary math for a suburban district near Philadelphia. He is an expert in digital tools and curriculum development, and a member of the Project 24 team of experts. He loves coffee, chocolate, and Japanese cuisine.

Beth Still


Beth is a social studies teacher at a small alternative high school in western Nebraska. She has been teaching for ten years and just earned her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology. She is passionate about helping students find their voice using digital tools. Some of her favorite digital tools include wikis, blogs, and Twitter.


Tahreen Chowdhury

Tahreen Chowdhury


Tahreen is a graduate of Rutgers University Graduate school of Education and a physics teacher at New Milford High School (NJ). She has been teaching physics for the past three years. Her teaching philosophy, as learned from her teacher training program, is to allow students to work collaboratively in groups to come up with and understand new physics concepts through inquiry based scenarios. Tahreen believes that when students are given the opportunity to design their own experiments, it fosters thinking and creativity in them. These are essential skills for our students who will be facing college and the job market in a matter of five years.

Pauline Zdonek


Pauline is a certified elementary, middle grades, and special education teacher. She currently teaches middle school math in the western suburbs of Chicago. Pauline began her career in the Chicago public schools as a special education teacher. She's taught in the city and suburbs, students of all different backgrounds, grades 2 - 8. Pauline lives in Chicago with her husband and son. When she's not teaching, reading , or writing, Pauline is probably watching her beloved Michigan Wolverines play football or basketball. Go Blue!

Additional Credits

TRAAC_logo_hiResnsf1Funding for the initial startup of the site was part of Project Tomorrow’s TRAAC program and a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The Connected Teachers logo was designed by Jerald Gottesman, owner of JG INK Creative.

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