Our  Mission:

Teach by Tech uses mobile technology, microcomputers and custom video to overcome obstacles to education and provide access to high quality instruction focused on basic education, digital literacy workforce development and financial literacy to vulnerable populations in Colorado and around the world. Through education and mentoring we empower families to create a path to financial stability and job security while promoting inclusion for women and their families.

Our Vision:

Teach by Tech aims to empower vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, by using innovative technology to increase  accessibility to education, entrepreneurial skills, workforce training and financial literacy proficiency. We equip individuals with the skills and resources they need to attain economic empowerment and realize self sufficiency. 

Our Goals:

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.

Empower women and girls to achieve their dreams and believe that change is possible.


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.

Tina Maloney brings over 20 years of leadership development and learning experience to the board of Teach by Tech.  With a background in health care and health equity she has often developed solutions to empower the voices of underserved communities. Her business strategy and tech leadership offer a well rounded voice to our board. 

Laurie Bedford is an innovative higher education professional focused on engaging learning experiences in diverse modalities. Expertise in active, experiential, and constructivist classroom strategies and instructional design for elearning incorporating data-driven practices and principles of adult learning. She possess in-depth business acumen relating to storyboarding, behavioral-based learning objective models, mapping of learning trajectories, gamification, microlearning, and learning assessment outcomes.

Libby Morris is a a high-impact business strategist and strategic leader with a stellar track record of improving organizational performance. Her passion is delivering unprecedented growth for mission-focused companies and non-profits. hands-on leader, She takes an active role in team building, coaching, and mentorship.