Dr. Brandee Ramirez has been in education for over twenty years. She has taught elementary and middle school levels, coached and created professional development around technology integration and worked for Age of Learning as a Director of Instruction. She is a UCI Writing Project Fellow, and was 2013 Teacher of the Year. She is an OCCUE Board Member, works with the COTSEN Foundation and is an active member of Educators Cooperative and supports instruction through the Tustin Public Schools Foundation. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership, which focused on instructional coaching, self-efficacy and technology, from the University of Southern California. She recently started the non-profit company, Passion2Educate, which focuses on innovative ways to support the love of learning. She is currently teaching Computer Science and Media Production which are CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs for the Tustin Unified School District.