Teachers: On-Air Hosts & Advisory Committee On-Air Hosts
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is a mathematics professor at Humboldt State University. He enjoys teaching and learning mathematics, from preschool to college levels. He is a whitewater enthusiast and a member of the Six Rivers Running Club.
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is a Eureka City Schools Elementary Science Teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. “Science is everywhere! We are always learning through experiences, so take advantage of every opportunity. Have fun!” Jeff loves to be outdoors – fishing, hiking, biking, clamming . . . you name it!
|Pam Halstead |
teaches biology, chemistry, anatomy and advanced placement environmental science at Fortuna High School. She has been a science teacher for 23 years. Pam is the director of the Fortuna Creeks Project, which is a nationally recognized stream monitoring and restoration club at the school. Pam and her husband Ted live in Eureka and love to ride their bikes and go for walks in nature at the Arcata bird sanctuary.
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teaches 6th and 8th grade science at Zane Middle School in Eureka. He has been teaching in Humboldt County for 23 years. He loves learning about and building scientific apparatus and puzzles. Static electricity is one of his favorite topics. His latest interest is trebuchets.
teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Ferndale Elementary School. He enjoys teaching science because of all the experiments he and his students get to perform (especially experiments involving fire and explosions!). In his "free time" he enjoys surfing, whitewater kayaking and rafting.
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thoroughly enjoys teaching 8th grade math at Sunny Brae Middle School in Arcata. She currently teaches Algebra 1 and Geometry. Amy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Humboldt State University in 2003. Amy enjoys coaching basketball and soccer and spending time with her husband Rory.
Bio coming soon!
| ||Cathy Sinnen|
Teaches 7th and 8th grade math at Toddy Thomas Elementary. It’s all algebra all the time in her classroom. She enjoys helping students succeed at problem solving. When she is not teaching, Cathy enjoys playing golf.
| ||Ellen Osten|
Teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Toddy Thomas Elementary. It’s all about life and physical science in my classroom. When she is not teaching, Ellen can be found riding her Honda Metropolitain scooter around Fortuna.
| ||Frank Kutil|
taught math at Eureka High School for 33 years, retiring in 2002. He continues his interest in mathematics education as a supervisor of student teachers for Humboldt State University, as well as presenting math workshops for local teachers.
| ||Beth Baker|
Bio coming soon!
HomeWork Hotline Advisory Committee
| ||Bruce Fisher |
teaches mathematics and science methods to credential candidates at Humboldt State University. He is the Humboldt County Coordinator for BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment) and an educational consultant with Glencoe Science.
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is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at College of the Redwoods (CR) in Eureka, where she teaches a wide range of math and statistics courses, as well as math for current and prospective teachers. Tami works with local teachers through the Redwood Area Mathematics Project (RAMP), Northcoast Mathematics & Science Initiative (NMSI), California Math Council Far North Chapter (CMCFN), and the Eel River Valley Math Vertical Team.
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has been a life-long resident of Eureka and has been teaching locally in the primary grades for twenty-three years. She enjoys contributing to creative and collaborative endeavors and supports projects in the arts, education, and community that enhance and enrich the lives of others. She has been a participant in numerous county programs involving leadership roles such as Beginning Teacher Support Provider, Peer Assistance and Review, Program Quality Review, and Mentor Teachers. Joanie was the recipient of the Humboldt County Excellence in Teaching and Distinguished School Awards.
| ||John McGuire |
is currently the Vice Principal of Pacific Union School in Arcata, California. In the area of staff development, he has been a mentor teacher four times with projects training teachers and teaching assistants about “hands on mathematics” and technology. John has also taught the Teacher Preparation Multiple Subjects class at Humboldt State University on integrating mathematics and science for five years.
| ||Stuart Moskowitz |
currently teaches mathematics education classes for prospective elementary teachers at Humboldt State University. Besides his HSU responsibilities, Stuart has been chair of the California Mathematics Council to the Far North’s Conference at Arcata High School for seven years. As a result of Stuart’s graduate studies at CSU Chico, Stuart also works as an independent consultant on technology in the classroom with a special emphasis on appropriate uses of calculators. He has led over 300 workshops and presentations at schools, colleges and professional meetings locally, nationally and around the world, including Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Denmark and Greece.
| ||Elizabeth Belluscio |
is currently employed at Fortuna Middle School teaching 5th grade. Previously, she taught 3rd grade at South Fortuna Elementary. Elizabeth has been with the Fortuna Elementary District since 1997. Previous to teaching, she worked as a financial aid administrator at various colleges and universities. Elizabeth is currently on the Curriculum committee and PAR committee.