TEEAM Contact Information
Chris Buckler joined Baltimore County
Public Schools in May 2009 as a Technology Education
teacher at Chesapeake High School, teaching Introduction
to Engineering and Technology Concepts and Project Lead
The Way (PLTW)Aerospace Engineering. During his four
years at Chesapeake, he also taught Introduction to
Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, and Engineering
Design and Development. While at Chesapeake, Chris and
Jason co-mentored Chesapeake's VEX robotics teams to
four consecutive World Championship berths.
Chris has a varied background in electronics and engineering;
he served a five-year tour of duty as a United States
Marine in Camp Pendleton, CA as an aviation radio repairman,
and in collaboration with Dr. Anne Spence of the University
of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) became the first
graduate from that university with a certification in
Technology Education. Additionally, Chris is certified
to teach five PLTW courses.
In advance of the 2013-14 school year, Chris transferred
to Dulaney High School, where he now teaches Engineering
Principles and Applications as well as Digital Electronics.
He is also one of Dulaney's robotics coaches.
Sharon is the Instructional Facilitator
for curriculum in the areas of Technology Education,
Engineering: Project Lead the Way, Computer Science,
Cybersecurity and Business Education in Howard County.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major
in biology and minors in math and chemistry as well
as a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. She
has worked in industry as an engineer for over ten years.
She holds Administrator I/II certifications along with
teaching certification areas in technology education,
mathematics, biology, chemistry and computer science.
Currently she is pursuing a PhD in educational leadership.
Instructional Facilitator, CTE
Applications and Research Lab (ARL)
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Kathleen Setzer, the Technology
Education department chairperson at Pikesville High
School in Baltimore County Public Schools, spent the
first fourteen years of her career in the corporate
arena responsible for monthly accounting reporting and
consolidations via the Hyperion Reporting system. In
2003, Kathleen transitioned to the field of education
as a Computer Science teacher at her Alma Mater, Baltimore
City College in Baltimore, Maryland. She then moved
to the Baltimore County Public Schools as a Business
Education teacher and a Work-Based Learning Coordinator
until 2007. She left teaching to open her own successful
Edible Arrangements franchise. After her franchise was
off the ground she returned to her true career calling
in education as a Technology Education teacher in 2009.
As department chairperson, her leadership duties include
technology education and Project Lead The Way Engineering.
She is a current member of TEEAM.
Kathleen Setzer has earned an Associate of Arts Degree
in Accounting from the Catonsville Community College,
a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business with a
specialization in Accounting and Computer Information
Systems, a Masters of Arts degree in Secondary Education
and a post Master’s certificate in Administration
and Supervision from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
She has returned to the College of Notre Dame to pursue
a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education Leadership for
a Changing Population.
Technology Education Instructor
Sollers Point Technical High School
Tiara Booker-Dwyer is a Career and Technology Education
Specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education
(MSDE). In this position, she supervises instructional
programs for technology education, engineering, financial
literacy, and family and consumer science. Prior to
joining MSDE, Tiara worked for the Maryland Business
Roundtable where she developed strategic alliances and
worked collaboratively with businesses, governmental
agencies, local school systems, and institutions of
higher education to implement programs designed to prepare
K-12 students for future job markets.
Tiara has extensive experience in the fields of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She
has worked as a STEM Specialist for MSDE; taught various
physical and life science courses at the middle school,
high school, and college levels; and conducted research
and published in the field of neuroscience as a doctoral
candidate at Johns Hopkins University. Tiara has earned
a Master’s in Biology from Johns Hopkins University
and a Graduate Certificate in School Supervision and
Administration from Johns Hopkins University School
of Education as part of the International Society for
Technology in Education cohort.
Career and Technology Education Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Jennifer L. Starr
Dr. Thomas Loveland, Academic Coordinator, University
of Maryland Eastern Shore
Career and Technology Education Program BMI:
University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a new Coordinator
and Professor for the Masters Program in Career and
Technology Education located at the Baltimore Museum
of Industry. Dr. Thomas Loveland was running the Technology
Education BS degree and Career and Technical Education
programs at St. Petersburg College (SPC) in Clearwater,
Florida before accepting the position at UMES. He has
his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Vocational
Education from the University of South Florida. Originally
from Wisconsin, Dr. Loveland had a long career in film
and video production before deciding to become a teacher
in 1995. He taught Technology Studies and TV Production
at the high school level before moving up to teaching
at the college level in 2004.
Position currently vacant
Paul A. Wiedorn
Paul Wiedorn has taught Technology
and Engineering Education in Maryland since 1998 at
in Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. Currently
at Wilde Lake High, he teaches the basic required Technology
Education credit and pre-engineering classes.
Mr. Wiedorn has mentored students in numerous engineering
challenge activities including the Young America Challenge
and particularly the Maryland Engineering Challenges.
He has presented at several of our annual TEEAM conferences
and is the perennial Master of Ceremonies for the TEEAM
excellence awards ceremony. Most recently, he has been
traveling around the country presenting the Electric
Cargo Airplane module for AIAA.
Mr. Wiedorn earned a BS in Naval Architecture from the
United States Naval Academy in 1978. He then earned
an MS, also in Naval Architecture from the University
of Michigan (1981). In 1999 he earned an MS General
Education from the Johns Hopkins University.
This year’s TEAM Leadership Award winner, Mr.
Wiedorn developed the fluids and thermodynamics units
for the TELP program. He has also helped write several
curricula, including a technical writing course, Introduction
to Engineering and Technology Concepts, and Engineering
Principles and Applications. He was also the principle
author of the Electric Cargo Airplane Curriculum Module
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