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Cate Tolnai

BUOY Consultants
Co-Founder, Partner
Sierra Madre, California
In her 17th year in education, Cate Tolnai’s professional experience spans strategic social marketing and communications, customer engagement, K-12 education, and both district and county level administration. As co-founder of BUOY Consultants, her deep interest in professional learning and development coupled with her communication skills positions her to successfully partner with both private and public clients. Additionally, she works as Adjunct Faculty at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College supporting online and blended learning needs of professional educators and presents on these topics regularly. Cate’s recent co-authored publication, “Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay,” (ISTE, 2019) presents frameworks for learning engagement and instructional design. Her post-graduate studies in marketing strategy (Cornell, 2017) and educational technology (Boise State University, 2013) arm Cate with a specific skill set that helps her connect to her clients’ needs and assist them as they take their next professional step.