Lorraine Zajac, Guide with a focus on CAD and 3D Printing
I'm a longtime homeschool mom (10+ years) and STEM enthusiast and educator.
My STEM adventures began 6 years ago facilitating LEGO robotics/ engineering summer camps and after-school programs. The past few years, I have recently transitioned to introducing students to the emerging technology of 3D Printing and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) through summer camps, workshops, and virtual online classes.
I believe all students are innovators, and through my classes and interactions with them, I encourage them to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts to solve real-world problems.
Join me as I empower your students to use this technology to change the world and their lives through incorporating resilience, problem-solving, creativity, and thinking outside the box.
Virginia Revello, Guide with a focus on Spanish
¡Hola! I'm a mom and a Spanish educator. Native from Uruguay, a small country in South America with 3 million people. I'm always interested in childhood development and education, and for that reason I have my degree in Psychology from Uruguay.
Carla Garibay, Guide with a focus on Spanish
I am a wife and mom of a 5 year old with a background in computer engineering. I am from Mexico, so I love sharing my culture and learning all about education, homeschooling, emotional intelligence and brain development plus philanthropy. I like to watch kids blossom as each unique individual in a nurturing and loving environment. Since I became a mom I dedicated my first 4 years as a stay at home mom and recently began working as a substitute teacher, as a guide at ILL and back to school working through an Emotional Intelligence workshop. I am still dedicated to my family most of my time, but working with kids has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. My son is the most amazing and challenging teacher I’ve ever met.
I also like to connect with people, nature, hiking, swimming, gym and I love celebrating my roots, my house is 100% Spanish speaking and I try to travel to my country as much as I can.
I am glad I joined the great team at ILL to share all that I know and learn too!
Tamara Button, Founder and Director
An educator for over 20 years, Tamara Button brings a wealth of experience to Innovation Learning Lab. With a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Studio art, continued studies in Human Development at Cornell University, and continuous training in educational pedagogies, college application processes and child development, Tamara continuously seeks to grow her expertise using modern, evidence-based practices in her methodology. Tamara has supported high school students in securing college admission while working at a non-profit in New York City, built programs for educational success in middle and high school populations with TRiO Upward Bound at Cornell University, and homeschooled her three children for over four years.
With her experience in homeschooling and unschooling, as well as her experiences in cooperative learning communities in many states, Tamara is able to work with learners and their families to customize a true student-directed education. Her educational philosophy is founded upon discovering the joy in life long learning which makes Tamara uniquely qualified to create a learning center for students of all backgrounds.