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DEN Gurus

The DEN community is full of talent. Every STAR has his/her own special talents, skills, and passion for utilizing digital content across the curriculum. We want to continue to provide opportunities for STARs to share their knowledge with the community so we began the DEN Guru program.


What is the DEN Guru Program?

DEN Gurus are STAR Discovery Educators who possess expertise in one or more pedagogical topics (e.g., Differentiated Instruction, Project Based Learning, etc.), have demonstrated their expertise through a variety of professional experiences, and advocate for the meaningful integration of Discovery Education digital content across their area(s) of expertise.

DEN Gurus will are promoted throughout the community as thought leaders in the educational field and have the opportunity to share their expertise in a variety of ways.

DEN Gurus may:
* be featured as regular contributors to the Global DEN blog.  
* present their own featured DEN webinars. 

Who are the DEN Gurus?

Class of 2010 Class of 2011Class of 2012
Traci Blazosky, PA
Tim Childers, TN
Patti Duncan, PA
Lee Kolbert, FL
Nancy Sharoff, NY
Cheryl Lykowski, MI
Dean Mantz, KS
Rita Mortenson, WI
Kathy Schrock, MA
Jennifer Wagner, CA
David Fisher, FL
Conni Mulligan, NC
Karen Ogen, SC
Elaine Plybon, TX
Linda Rush, TX 
Class of 2013Class of 2014 
Tracy Carpenter, MD
Lea Anne Daughrity, TX
Kelly Hines, NC
Robin Martin, PA
Kati Searcy, GA
Sandi Dennis, GA
Dennis Grice, CA
Dacia Jones, NC
Sandy MacDougall, NS
Dave Tchozewski, MI


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I love the DEN because it keeps me in the loop. There is so much that we can learn from one another, and I'm so grateful for all the folks who spend time enthusiastically sharing what they have learned or tried and had success with - so that other educators and their students can benefit, as well. I enjoy the conversations in the chat during webinars, and the face-to-face conferences that I've attended have been joyous experiences.

Carolyn Stanley

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