Who Inspire Us
Yvonne Marie Andres is the President, CEO and co-founder of the
Global SchoolNet Foundation. She is former Vice President of
Internet Learning Programs and Partnerships at Lightspan.com and
the creator of the Global Schoolhouse.
An educator for nearly two decades, Ms. Andres has taught pre-school
through university and is dedicated to discovering, demonstrating,
and documenting the power of "Internet style learning." Ms. Andres
has also designed and taught many courses, including "Hello Internet,"
"Managing Global Learning Projects," "Designing On-line Courses,"
and "Creating Effective Educational Websites." Ms. Andres' activities
include promoting and facilitating exciting and innovative Internet
learning projects, including International CyberFair.
has been a champion of instructional telecommunications since 1984.
She was an electronic bulletin board sysop and project director
for various networks, including the AT&T Learning Network, California
Online Resources in Education (CORE) Network, the California Education
and Research Federation's CERFnet and the FrEdMail Network.
Andres co-authored "TeleSensations: The Educators' Handbook to Instructional
TeleComputing" and for seven years served as the editor of an international
newsletter focusing on collaborative telecomputing projects. In
1992 she developed and coordinated the original Global Schoolhouse
Project, electronically bringing together students from schools
in Knoxville, Tennessee, Arlington, Virginia, Oceanside, California,
and London, England. The project was later expanded to include 20
schools in 12 states.
Andres authored "CERF'n Safari: An Educators' Guide to the Internet,"
the very first teacher's Internet guide. In 1994 Andres accepted
an appointment to the Governor's Information Technology Council
for the State of California. She is also a co-author of "Going to
School on the Internet" (a publication of Cisco Systems) and "Harnessing
the Power of the Web for Classroom Use: A Tutorial."
Andres was selected as a Woman of Merit and, in 1997, as one of
the 100 most influential people in U.S. public education. Most recently,
Ms. Andres was named one of the 30 most influential people, nationwide,
in education technology by eSchool News.
Ms. Andres is currently a doctoral candidate at United States
International University, researching online collaborative learning.