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February/March 2021

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ANAMARIE (MIA) BULJAN, Hayward Education Association. A teacher for 24 years, Buljan has been a district math coach, as well as coordinator of professional development and director of primary education for the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative. She believes competence in STEM areas of study creates future opportunities for students — even if they don't choose a career or degree in a STEM area. Her hopes for the future of STEM education are that all students will have quality experiences that inspire them to use what they 've learned to change the world in positive ways. KHAMPHET PEASE, San Diego Education Association. Pease has been teaching for 14 years and is currently a sixth grade STEM teacher. Her classes include Introduction to Coding; Gateway to Technology: Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics; and Computer Science for Innovators and Makers. Khamphet is a champion for underrepresented girls in the STEM fields. From 2014 to 2016, she mentored 16 high school girls from schools across San Diego County to design, program and build a microlab experiment that was deployed to the International Space Station to test zero gravity. JUDY COOK, Lake Elsinore Teachers Association. Cook, an educator for 28 years, is a first grade teacher. For many years, she was an induction coach and mentored teachers new to the field. She taught in summer literacy camps that provided support in science, reading and art. She also works with full-inclusion aides as they support their students. Cook believes STEM has the power to change the world one imagination at a time. To spark those ideas at an early age means students start to dream and imagine how to create new things. These ideas and the changes they bring help all of us as we venture into the future. 59 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 0 21 APPLY TODAY: call 888.758.7946 Mention Priority Code BAAEXH For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefi ts associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above. Residents of the US and its territories only. See full disclosure for details. Restrictions apply, see This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. ©2021 Bank of America Corporation 3370996 CC050221 MB0221-AD-CAEDU THE CTA ® CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE ® CREDIT CARD CASH BACK 3 % in the category of your choice, like Online Shopping Earn 2% and 3% cash back on the fi rst $2,500 in combined grocery store/ wholesale club/choice category purchases each quarter, then earn unlimited 1%. Gift Card Bonus after you make at least $500 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening (students not eligible) CASH BACK 1 % everywhere, every time UNLIMITED CASH BACK 2 % at grocery stores and wholesale clubs AUTOMATIC Your card. Your rewards. Your way. Plus a $ 200

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