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Staff

Cyndy Scheibe




Cyndy Scheibe

Executive Director and Founder of Project Look Sharp,is co-author of the book The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (2012, Sage/Corwin). She is also a Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College where she has taught courses in developmental psychology, media research, and media literacy for more than 25 years, and serves as the Director of the Center for Research on the Effects of Television Lab and Archive. A dynamic speaker and workshop leader, she was a founding board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and is author of several articles on media literacy education and practice. She is a contributing editor to many of the media literacy curriculum kits developed by Project Look Sharp, and co-author of the Critical Thinking and Health kit series based on media literacy for elementary grades. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development (1987) from Cornell University.

Email: scheibe@ithaca.edu
 
Chris Sperry

Chris Sperry

Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp, has taught middle and high school social studies, English and media studies for over 30 years in Ithaca, New York. He is the author of numerous curriculum kits related to global studies and U.S. history and articles about integrating media literacy and critical thinking into the curriculum. He is the recipient of the National Council for the Social Studies 2008 Award for Global Understanding, and the 2005 National PTA and Cable Leaders in Learning Award for Media Literacy.

Email: csperry@ithaca.edu
 
Sox Sperry

Sox Sperry

Project Look Sharp Program Associate, began his career as teacher and curriculum designer in 1974. He is author and co-author of Project Look Sharp's document-based history kits: Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns and Media Construction of the Middle East, Media Construction of Chemicals in the Environment, Media Construction of Resource Depletion, Media Construction of Endangered Species, Global Media Perspectives, Creativity and Aging Through the Lens of Film, Media Constructions of Martin Luther King, Jr, Media Construction of Peace and Media Construction of Social Justice.

Email: looksharp@ithaca.edu
 
Sherrie Szeto

Sherrie Szeto

Project Look Sharp Program Manager, has a Masters in English and has taught Middle School and High School English and English Media. Sherrie has also designed Middle and High School English curriculum and was a technical writer for many years prior to teaching.

Email: sszeto@ithaca.edu
 
Ari Kissiloff

Ari Kissiloff

Marketing and Promotions Coordinator, has been teaching classes in organizational media production at Ithaca College since 1997 and is particularly interested in the effects of technology on the workplace and society. He is also President of Public Communications, Inc., a production and consulting firm founded in 1992. He lives in Trumansburg, New York, with his wife, twin boys, and dog.

Email: akissiloff@ithaca.edu
 
Rebecca Rozeks

Rebecca Rozek

Project Look Sharp Administrative Assistant, is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in English Linguistics and History.

Email: rrozek@ithaca.edu
 
Roger Sevilla

Roger Sevilla

Project Look Sharp Technology Integration Specialist for the PLS Summer Institute, Roger is an instructional technology staff developer with the Ithaca City School District. He has more than 15 years experience working with teachers to effectively integrate technology with teaching and learning.

Email: looksharp@ithaca.edu
 
Andy Yale

Andrew Yale

Project Look Sharp Technology Integration Specialist for the PLS Summer Institute, is a longtime elementary classroom teacher who migrated into professional development with a focus on technology. He retired from the Ithaca City School District and now works as an educational technology consultant. He has extensive experience supporting teachers to enliven learning with technology tools.

Email: looksharp@ithaca.edu
 
 
Armin Heurich

Armin Heurich

Project Look Sharp Technology Specialist for the PLS Summer Institute, Armin has been a Teacher Librarian at Ithaca High School since 1997, where he also co-teaches the English Media class. He is a web designer, musician and an independent videomaker, and has been actively involved with media arts since the early '80s, as both a producer and educator.

Email: looksharp@ithaca.edu




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