Professional Learning Specialist
Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN Award for #CultivateWorldLiteracy and is a popular presenter and trainer in the US and around the world. She was recently a featured presenter on Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom event, which was broadcast to a global audience of more than 50,000. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Skype Master Trainer, NCCE Professional Learning Specialist, CUE Rock Star Faculty member, Teach SDGs Ambassador & TEACH.org Ambassador. She won an eInstruction $75,000 Classroom Makeover Video Contest, wrote a successful Enhancing Education Through Technology federal grant for Manteca Unified, and was named Manteca USD Teacher of the Year.
With almost 20 years of experience as an educator and trainer, Dunbar has developed and delivered professional learning for educational conferences and communities across the country on such topics as Building Empathy through Global Communication & Collaboration, Hacking the Classroom, STEM on a Shoestring, and all the Microsoft showcase products like Minecraft, MakeCode, Sway, PowerPoint and Forms. She loves sharing ideas and strategies through her blog on teachergeekischic.com and on the Microsoft Educator Network. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Fellow & Master Trainer and an NCCE Professional Learning Specialist, she embraces the opportunity to share her knowledge with educators from around the world while learning from them. She wants everyone to know that Teacher Geek is Chic!