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2022 SPARK Award Spotlight: Leticia Sifuentes

From honorable mention to finalist! Fifth grade science teacher, Leticia Sifuentes, says she is thrilled to be one of six nominees for alliantgroup’s 2022 SPARK Award. Although this is her first year teaching at Bonner Elementary School, Sifuentes is a veteran of the classroom with 24 years of experience. She credits her own fifth grade teacher for inspiring her to become one.

SPARK Award Spotlight: Melanie Jenkins

From part-time teaching to finance, Melanie Jenkins had many professional experiences prior to becoming a full-time ESL teacher. Jenkins has been a fifth grade ESL teacher at Katherine Smith Elementary School for three years but tells us she first got started in substitute teaching.

2022 SPARK Award Spotlight: Lynell Dillard

From Corporate America to the classroom—Lynell Dillard spent three years as an accountant before realizing teaching was her passion. While still working as an accountant, she taught a weekly finance class where her students became her inspiration to pursue a full-time career in the classroom.

2022 SPARK Award Spotlight: Ruth Giles

From foster care to the classroom, 5th grade science teacher Ruth Giles says her childhood shaped her into the teacher she is today. She tells us she relates more easily to her students at Cornelius Elementary School because of the challenges she faced but also the support she got along the way.

alliantgroup Kicks Off Series of Future Focus Panel Discussions, Highlighting the Impact of Technology on the Sports-tech Industry

alliantgroup Kicks Off Series of Future Focus Panel Discussions, Highlighting the Impact of Technology on the Sports-tech Industry

March marked the beginning of alliantgroup’s series of Future Focus panel discussions in collaboration with InnovationMap. The conversation centered on the SportsTech industry and the emergence of new multi-billion-dollar markets born out of exciting technological innovation. Cloud technology, social media, streaming applications, and smart devices have changed the game for fans and athletes alike.

Three Strategies for Recruiting the Best Tech People After a Pandemic

Labor shortages in the Americas continue to affect all sectors of the US economy, and the technology industry is no exception. In fact, companies have been suffering from a shortage of STEM talent for quite some time, and a recent survey of 1,200 technicians and IT workers in the United States found that 72% will quit their jobs by the end of next year. understood.