Cindy Carbajal, M.S. Instructional Design and Technology, is the Manager of Blended Program Implementation for Connections Learning and works with the teachers of the Nexus Academy schools. She was a virtual teacher at Capistrano Connections Academy for 8 years, instrumental in developing a program for synchronous online lessons for all elementary students, and training teachers in online learning best practices. Cindy has taken online courses from Cal State San Marcos, Cal State Fullerton, Boise State University, National University, UCI Extension, and Coursera. She has also taught online for University of Phoenix and has been a presenter in person and online for iNACOL, CUE, NAGC, ASCD, and ESS by CUE and CLRN.