May 23, 2019 - A Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) teacher is one of two Bakersfield educators that have been chosen as part of the selective Google for Education Innovator Academy. This is the first time that two educators from Bakersfield - Devin Rossiter, of Walter Stiern Middle School (BCSD) and Hans Tullmann, of the Charles H Castle STEAM Academy-have been selected for the same cohort.
Devin Rossiter is the academic coach at Walter Stiern Middle School in Bakersfield City School District. Rossiter is a featured contributor to the long-running math program “Do The Math,” a former broadcaster for the Bakersfield Condors, and a speaker at local and national education conferences. He uses his experience to help develop a culture of media production at Stiern, where students produce a live morning show streamed daily. Rossiter will examine ways to bring increased lighting environments to classrooms around the world.
“Being selected for the Google Innovator Program is exciting to me for so many reasons. To get recognized for our work and vision here in Bakersfield is a testament to the education community in Kern County, and the experience of the design process at Google’s London headquarters will provide some wonderful insight to bring back to the students and teachers throughout our area,” said Rossiter.
Hans Tullman, a STEM educator and technology specialist at Charles H. Castle STEAM Academy in the Panama-Buena Vista School District. Tullmann has presented at tech conferences across California and is the director of KernCUE, a local chapter of tech-oriented teachers. He plans to explore ways for teachers and districts to work more closely on technology issues and solutions.
Congratultions to Mr. Rossiter and Mr. Tullman for being selected to participate in this exclusive program.