Teach by Tech aims to empower vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, by using innovative technology to increase the accessibility of business education, entrepreneurial skills, workforce training and financial literacy proficiency. We equip individuals with the resources they need to attain economic empowerment and realize self-sufficiency.
Teach by Tech apsires to use mobile technology to bring basic education, entrepreneurial and business education to vulnerable populations of women around the world. Through education and mentoring we will empower women and create a path to financial stability and inclusion for women and their families.
Improve education by creating education modules specifically designed for the clients needs.
Provide accessibility to education for marginalized populations and increase the number of young women who have economic independence and a path to sustainable futures.
Foster a community of female mentors who form a network and support group for female entrepreneurs. This group will serve one another in encouragement, business understanding and continuing education.
Create Partnerships with local organizations to gain understanding of the needs in each community and better assist women in learning.
Who are We:
Linnie Pawlek: Founder and CEO of Teach by Tech. Linnie has an extensive background in education. She worked in Osaka, Japan as an ESL teacher and spent 4 years teaching ESL, English and Social Studies to junior high students in Colorado. She is currently in her 13th year teaching history at a local community college in Lakewood, CO. Ms. Pawlek holds a MA in History from the University of Colorado and a MA in International Development from the University of Kent in Brussels, Belgium. She is a Certified Financial Education Instructor through the National Financial Educators Council. It is through her passion for learning and recognition of inequalities that led Linnie to create Teach by Tech.
Andrew Pawlek: CTO and Platform Engineer of Teach by Tech. Andrew graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has worked as web designer, software engineer, Q & A specialist and game designer. Andrew understands the need for innovative use of current technology to make effective and sustainable change.
Board Of Directors:
Leticia Sara: has been working with the community in Denver for over fifteen years. She has organized and participated in many forums and events to educate the public about a variety of issues, such as global poverty and human trafficking. Inspired by her mother’s involvement with non-profits, Leticia developed a deep passion for charitable work at a young age. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to get her M.A. in political science from the University of Wyoming. She currently works as an Associate Professor at Red Rocks Community College. She also enjoys training dogs and tap dancing.
Tiffany Pippin: serves as the Adult Education Program Manager for Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning. She earned a MATESOL from San Francisco State University in 2009, and has since taught both academic community-based ESL at community colleges, universities, and abroad in Morocco. She was also the Education Director for LCI at Park University, an intensive English program for international students. Tiffany is passionate about digital literacy, family engagement in schools, and advocacy training for adult students. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, eating pizza, and playing with her puppy, Esky.
Ernie Navarette: is passionate and dedicated to helping others further their education and has worked in higher education for over 10 years. He recently returned from living abroad in London, UK and in addition to traveling, had the opportunity to volunteer teach for an underserved population in east London. He has a strong desire to help those whose goal is to provide a better quality of life for themselves and their families and contribute to the betterment of society. He maintains how important it is to get involved outside of our normal routines and believes we are better human beings when we show compassion and pass on our gifts of knowledge and experiences to others who are wanting to learn. Ernie is currently working at an admissions counselor for Regis University and loves being a drummer, family time and the Broncos!