• Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
Stay Connected
Sign up for updates and offers.

©2023 by SKTR. Proudly created with Wix.com

Celebrating our 39th year in 2019

 

Project Think is a non-profit organization, committed to supporting and enriching the lives of children in the surrounding communities through excellence in education.

Project THINK was founded in 1980 by master educators Kay Conley, MS and Susan Warren, Ph.D. with the goal of academically motivating students. Ms. Conley retired in 2015 but Dr. Warren still has direct involvement and participation in all aspects of the program. She has over 35 years of experience as a teacher and administrator at the TK-12 and university levels and understands the importance education has on helping all children reach their full potential.

 

Included in the mission of Project Think is the goal of preparing students for the school year ahead, excelling them beyond their grade level, and motivating them to love learning. Dr. Warren believes in offering the best education to students by providing credentialed teachers who are hand selected based on their experience, expertise, accomplishments, and ability to engage all learners through exceptional classroom curriculum and instruction. 

Project Think Rocks!

But don't just take our word for it...

Students Love

Project Think

"The teachers and staff are really nice. I've learned a lot of new things at Project Think, especially in the computer, drama, art and language arts classes. I also love the mystery animal of the week!"

 

- Lena Shapiro, 5th Grade

- Lena Shapiro, 5th Grade

Dr. Susan Warren

Project Think Co-Founder and Director 

Developing, inspiring, teaching, and directing children and educational research, curriculum and courses for over 

35 years.

  • Served 22 years as a K-8 teacher, mentor teacher, and principal in 3 Southern California districts

  • Developed MA programs in Education and taught MA & Doctoral Courses 17 years at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Azusa Pacific University

  • Trained school administrators and provided science professional development to schools in two state programs

  • Serves as a senior research associate at CGU evaluating education programs in TK-12 and higher education institutions

Meet The Master Educators

Project Think is proud of its highly qualified teachers, administrators, and support staff who are not only content experts but understand how to engage and excite all children. The program is supervised by a diverse staff comprised of teachers and administrators with advanced degrees and/or credentials from the State of California, trained and experienced instructional assistants, friendly office staff, and gifted high school volunteers. All employees are screened and undergo a background check as part of the selection process. 

Darren Alcala

Darren Alcala

Technology Advisor

  • Taught elementary over 15 years, Leads Technology at his district as a coach, Selected as Teacher of the Year twice, instructed computer & makerspace classes at Project THINK over 10 years

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Administrative Credential, MA in Education, Selected 2 years as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

Danny Campbell

Advanced Thinkers

A.M. & P.M. Drama Teacher 

  • Taught English and Drama and developed new theater programs at 3 high schools and at Project THINK over 6 years

  • Over a decade of performance experience and directing in Hollywood

  • BA in Theater, Single subject Teaching Credential in English, MA in Education

Zef Neemuchwala

Advanced Thinkers

Technology Coordinator

A.M. & P.M. Computer & Makerspace Classes

  • Founded, directs, and instructs – Be a Maker Club, Upland, CA – children’s makerspace that teaches STEAM through making

  • Consulted on gamification for education technology

  • MS with Distinction in Design and Manufacture, MBA, awards for teaching at University of Leeds, UK

Deena DeBoer

Lead Young Thinkers (TK- 2nd Grade) Program Teacher

  • Taught PreK-12 over 14 years, kindergarten teacher past 4 years

  • Multiple subject teaching credential, MA in Education, & BA in Art

Erick Lenaburg

Young Thinkers Technology Coordinator

  • Taught K-6 over 12 years, current technology coach at his elementary school, selected as his school district’s 2017 Teacher of the Year

  • Multiple subject teaching credential, MA in Education, & BA in Graphic Design

Susan Rogers

Young Thinkers 

Art Specialist

  • Instructed children and adults in mixed media & paper crafts and Young THINKERS at Project THINK

  • BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in drawing and painting, BA in Art History, Certification in Textile & Surface Design

Joatomis Stevenson

Advanced Thinkers

A.M. & P.M. Makerspace Instructor

  • Taught various Makerspace classes at Be a Maker Cluband Project THINK

  • Master prototyper/developer with experience designing complex physical product systems such as commercial electric vehicle charging stations

  • Studied Mechanical Engineering at the university

Yash Gupta

Advanced Thinkers

A.M. Computer Teacher 

  • Taught projects incorporating electronics, crafts, and sculpting in several children’s educational programs

  • Creative instructor and former user experience designer for Esri whose GIS software will be used in the a.m. computer class

  • BA in Fine Arts

Ian Kirkpatrick

Advanced Thinkers

Art Teacher 

  • Taught art to children and adults over 5 years at Purple Easel Studios and Project THINK

  • BA in Illustration, Awarded Best Print Ad Campaign by Applied Arts Magazine, Featured artists at the Academy of Arts University