Team Members

Robert J. Myers, Ph.D.

Robert J. Myers, Ph.D., with a background in curriculum and instruction, designs learning materials and conducts professional development workshops for K-12 and higher education. His area of expertise is in problem-based learning.

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James Botti, Ph.D.

Dr. Botti is recognized internationally as an expert practitioner who conducts problem-based learning (PBL) professional development workshops and seminars.  He is a co-founder of The K-16 PBL Consortium and the K16 PBL training programs.

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Judi Lalli

Having earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Judy Lalli enjoyed a fulfilling career as elementary school teacher and staff developer in the Norristown Area School.

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Nan Lombardo

Nan Lombardo is an active educator with 36 years of classroom teaching experience.  She currently is a 6th grade block teacher, incorporating Pre-AP, problem-based and project based strategies in a student centered classroom where everyone participates in the learning experience.

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Barney Peterson

Barney Peterson is a 1967 graduate of University of Oregon and a 1989 graduate of Seattle Pacific University.  She has taught elementary school for 25 years in Washington State.

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Gary Popiolkowski

Gary Popiolkowski has been a middle school science teacher (7/8) for 39 years at Chartiers-Houston Jr./Sr. High School in Houston, PA.  He has also served as a head coach in various sports for 35 years.

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Carmel Schettino, Ph.D.

With Problem-Based Learning as her specialization, Carmel obtained a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Mathematics Education while teaching at the secondary level for almost 25 years.

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Mark Swiger

Mark Swiger has a wealth of experience in education coordinating projects with many partners, including Marshall County Schools, the Regional Education Service Agency network (WV), the West Virginia Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, NASA sponsored programs, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Donna Wexler

Donna Wexler taught for 37 years and was the Curriculum Coordinator for the Social Studies Department at Cairo-Durham High School in upstate New York.  She incorporated Problem Based Learning in her Global History and Geography, Advanced Placement European History, and Psychology classes.

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