- Name: Yvonne Andres
- Bio: Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres is Global SchoolNet's executive director, co-founder and visionary. A former classroom teacher and educator for two decades, Andres has taught pre-school through university and is passionate about demonstrating the power of Internet-based collaborative learning. Ms. Andres has been a champion of telecollaboration since 1984. She is co-creator of the Global Schoolhouse and producer of International Schools CyberFair and the US State Department’s Doors to Diplomacy program. She provides leadership at conferences and workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, South America and Africa. Ms. Andres was named one of the 25 most influential people worldwide in education technology and was invited to meet with President Bush to launch the Friendship Through Education initiative.