May 20, 2021
Jeff Baier and Sandra McGonagle
Challenges of virtual/hybrid teaching

Jeffrey Baier, Superintendent in the Los Altos School District, inspires a passion for learning in students and staff.  With more than 20 years of experience in education, Jeff has served students as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, spanning elementary through middle school, all within the Los Altos and Mountain View School Districts in California.  He is passionate about improving learning experiences for students and has challenged the status quo in a top performing public school district to ensure students are prepared for their futures.  Jeff was among the first to develop blended learning environments with Khan Academy and has led the effort to bring numerous innovative programs to LASD.  When not focused on schools, you can find Jeff with his family, with his camera, at a lacrosse field, or all three simultaneously.




Sandra is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and San Jose State University. She taught middle school for many years prior to becoming a mentor for new teachers.She then entered the world of educational leadership - she loves pushing the boundaries of what teaching and learning look like in our schools. She served as principal at both Santa Rita Elementary School and Blach Intermediate School in Los Altos before becoming Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Sandra, her husband, and two sons live in San Jose. When not working, you can find her reading a good book or cooking a feast for her family.