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Teresa Roebuck
Teresa Roebuck

Teresa, a native of Conway, Arkansas, has over 28 years experience as an educator, coach, and educational technology consultant.


Jared Tenbrink
Jared Tenbrink

Jared has been an advocate for effective technology integration and science instruction throughout his entire career.


Sarah Bucciero
Sarah Bucciero

Sarah’s teaching career spanned ten years at both the middle and high levels.


Liz Parry
Liz Parry

Liz is an engineer and educator. After 10 years at IBM, she began a career in engineering education from preschool through graduate school.


Sue Ball
Sue Ball

Sue has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, educational consultant and manager in education.


Diane Meister
Diane Meister

Diane is a veteran teacher who served in public education for 34 years. She helped establish a preschool at her church and acted as Director of the Board.


Tara Beaner
Tara Beaner

Tara has 17 years of experience in education as a teacher, administrator, and consultant across a number of districts and states.


Taryn Hailstock
Taryn Hailstock

Taryn began her career in education in Ohio teaching an emotionally disturbed student population at the Middle School level.


Clare Devine
Clare Devine

As a life long learner, Clare has honed her educational craft for over 40 years.


Judy Martin
Judy Martin

Judy spent 32 years in public education as a teacher, counselor, and school / district administrator.


Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor

Rod has spent 25 years in education in secondary schools as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Associate Principal and Principal.


Dawn Bray
Dawn Bray

As a veteran educator of 24 years, Dawn has served countless students and families in the Parkland School District in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.


Linda Hughitt
Linda Hughitt

Linda Hughitt has taught in public schools for 31 years, utilizing face to face, hybrid, and on-online teaching methods.


Maria Gonzalez
Maria Gonzalez

Maria Gonzalez provides professional development to teachers and leaders in diverse districts in both urban and rural areas.


Casendra Thomas
Casendra Thomas

Casendra has spent much of her teaching career working in New York City Public Schools, where she taught elementary grades, high school theater/dance, and served as a Special Education Coordinator.


Kelli Tremba
Kelli Tremba

Kelli spent most of her educational career teaching English at the 7th and 9th grade levels within regular education, inclusion and ESL settings.


Karen Harrington
Karen Harrington

As a classroom teacher, Karen's goal was to enable all of her students to reach their highest potential in and out of the classroom.


Cindy Lane
Cindy Lane

Cindy is an educator, Instructional Technologist and Network Sherpa who enjoys assisting Educators in using Technology effectively and efficiently in their classrooms.


Bryanna Bailey
Bryanna Bailey

Bryanna has over 17 years of experience in education. She has worked in all three levels of public education - elementary, middle and high school.


Cori Carr
Cori Carr

Cori Carr is an educator who spent more than twelve years in the classroom as a teacher and literacy coach.


David Tapia
David Tapia

As an educator with over 20 years experience as a building principal in high risk secondary schools, David has spent his career implementing learning strategies for students and providing professional development for teachers.


Jacquelin Bullock
Jacquelin Bullock

Jacquelyn Bullock has over ten years of experience in education in both Baltimore, Maryland and DC Public Schools.


Veronica Franco
Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco is a veteran among the Discovery Education Professional Development team. She has piloted new courses, helped write content, and fine tuned teacher facilitated instruction in the field.


Cheri Ewald
Cheri Ewald

Cheri has spent over 20 years teaching science and engineering to K-12 students.


Cynthia Evans
Cynthia Evans

Cynthia has over 24 years in education as a teacher, trainer, mentor, coach, and technology integration specialist.


Dacia Jones
Dacia Jones

Dacia Jones is a Science and STEM Educator and Professional Development Specialist.


Erica White
Erica White

Erica White is a veteran educator with twenty years of experience and a passion for technology integration.


Janice James
Janice James

Janice has spent the last 15 years in classrooms in Canada, USA and South Africa.


Jayme Smolarz
Jayme Smolarz

Jayme is a creative and passionate leader who is focused on innovation in education.


Jessica Poppe
Jessica Poppe

Jessica Poppe has spent most of her time in the classroom in Detroit, Michigan where she taught middle and high school science.


Karis Painter
Karis Painter

Karis has over 12 years of experience in both public and private schools in the United States and internationally.


Lauren Wells
Lauren Wells

Lauren Wells believes that all students can learn, and succeed academically. She taught secondary social studies and served as both a High School Assistant Principal and Middle School Principal.


Libby Galster
Libby Galster

Mrs. Galster has spent 9 years in public education as a teacher, mentor, and teacher evaluator in Tennessee. Libby taught elementary students in a Title I setting.


Manorama Talaiver
Manorama Talaiver

Manorama Talaiver, Ed.D. (Mano) has empowered K-12 teachers to integrate innovative instructional practices within the STEM disciplines for thirty years.


Nikki Perry
Nikki Perry

Nikki has spent 15 years as a high school science teacher in North Carolina public and charter schools. She has also taught online classes at the high school and undergraduate levels.


Regina Erwin
Regina Erwin

Regina Erwin is a passionate educator with over 15 years of experience in public education.


Sarah Lasater
Sarah Lasater

Sarah has spent 5 years as a teacher and mentor in North Carolina. She worked extensively with her colleagues as the goal manager on her School Improvement Team.


Kristin Glaser
Kristin Glaser

Kristin is a native of Charlotte, NC with a variety of experience in both Title 1 and independent school environments in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.


Seidah Armstrong
Seidah Armstrong

Seidah is a former principal with almost 20 years of K-12 experience in a variety of educational settings. Those settings include rural, suburban, and large urban communities.


Yvonne Jones
Yvonne Jones

Yvonne has spent 38 years in public education as a teacher, professional development facilitator, project manager, and a principal in Chicago Public Schools.


Kami Russell
Kami Russell

Kami has spent 7 years in public education as a teacher, technology coach, mentor, and STEM Innovator.


Steve Crowther
Steve Crowther

Steve began his career as a mechanical engineer working for a large American company. As his career progressed, he become a trainer in the field of computer aided design and manufacturing.


Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell

Scott has over 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, building principal and educational consultant.


Rickey Eley
Rickey Eley

Rickey Eley has over 20 years of service in public education. During his tenure, he served in various roles as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.


Pam Henson
Pam Henson

Dr. Henson's career spans nearly thirty-two years with Baldwin County School System in Alabama. She taught both middle and high school science, including Biology and Marine Biology.


Alberteen Ransom
Alberteen Ransom

Alberteen has over 10 years experience in both public and charter schools as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, technology specialist and school administrator in Colorado.


Anne Truger
Anne Truger

Anne is an Educational Technology Consultant with over 20 years of classroom experience in Special Education. Most recently, she was the Director of Educational Technology Innovation for Waukegan Public Schools.


Barbara Buslawski
Barbara Buslawski

Barbara has more than a decade of educational experience as a classroom teacher, department chair, UTeach and Ready, Set, Teach! mentor/trainer, and campus technology leader.


Becky McTague
Becky McTague

Becky McTague, Ed.D. has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader. “Dr. Becky” is a professional consultant serving both urban and suburban schools.


Betsy McMahan
Betsy McMahan

Betsy taught grades PK-8 for twenty years. In addition, she was an elementary and middle school media specialist for four years. During her tenure, Betsy was recognized as one of the teacher leaders at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge, LA.


Brenna Graham
Brenna Graham

Brenna has 19 years of experience as an educator in public schools. She’s taught grades Kindergarten through Third and served in a variety of positions from Grade Level Chair to Mathematics Instructional Coach.


Carol Moye
Carol Moye

An educator for over 20 years, Carol has held numerous positions in various school systems and at the university level. She has served as a Special Educator, Math Teacher, Special Education Director/Coordinator and Assistant Dean.


Claudia Hernandez-Halper
Claudia Hernandez-Halper

Claudia has a passion for increasing the ability of classroom teachers to incorporate technology options for all students. She seeks to build confidence in students that will ultimately improve their performance.


Dana Carr
Dana Carr

Dana has spent years developing and delivering professional development for educators. She has a diverse background and a variety of experiences as an educator.


Dawn Altman
Dawn Altman

Dawn has over 20 years experience in education. In that time she has been a teacher, instructional technologist, and an instructional coach.


Dennine Powe
Dennine Powe

Dennine has spent the past 14 years working as an educator in one of the nation’s largest school districts. She is a dependable, self-directed, educator with a commitment to student achievement and learning.


Elaine Roberts
Elaine Roberts

Dr. Elaine Roberts is a former computer programmer and systems analyst. She has also served as a professor of computer science, math, writing, and literature.


Gayla Davidson
Gayla Davidson

Gayla spent 13 years in corporate and non-profit sectors as a trainer and Public Relations Liaison. Ms. Davidson has 5 years experience in public education as an elementary and middle school science teacher.


Jackie Berg
Jackie Berg

Jackie is an outgoing, energetic person who enjoys helping teachers and students reach their potential. She loves seeing the lightbulb come on as teachers and students understand a concept, or learn how to implement something new.


Jane Fleming
Jane Fleming

Jane has worked in public education for 26 years, as a Media Specialist and a classroom teacher. She taught fourth, sixth and found her niche as a third grade teacher for eighteen years.


Janice Ollarvia
Janice Ollarvia

Janice Ollarvia retired from the Chicago Public Schools after educating the students of Chicago as a high school teacher of English, Drama and Speech. She also served the district as a curriculum coordinator, assistant principal, and principal.


Jaqueline Gonzalez
Jaqueline Gonzalez

Jacqueline has dedicated the last 15 years of her professional life to the education of students in Miami Dade County Public Schools. She has focused on Math and Science education at both the middle school and high school levels.


Jerel Jefferies
Jerel Jefferies

Jerel began volunteering and mentoring in Baltimore City Public Schools while still in high school. After college, he was hired as a teacher at the same school where he originally volunteered.


Kamara Cooper
Kamara Cooper

Kamara has spent over 20 years in Florida public education. She has taught elementary, middle and high school. During her last 7 years in the classroom, she developed a love for Mathematics and STEM education.


Kathy James
Kathy James

Kathy is a proponent for meaningful technology implementation. She believes technology has the power to connect students to an authentic audience; and has seen the positive impact it has on empowering and motivating students firsthand.


Katie Higgins-Sandler
Katie Higgins-Sandler

Katie spent much of her teaching career in Mooresville Graded School District, where she taught English at the high school level. During her time there, Mrs. Higgins-Sandler was among the first teachers to pilot a one-to-one digital conversion program.


Kiana Porter-Isom
Kiana Porter-Isom

Kiana has served as an educator in a variety of capacities. During her tenure, she has been a secondary mathematics teacher, mathematics coach, and curriculum writer.


Kristina Spencer
Kristina Spencer

Kristina spent over 15 years in public education as an elementary, middle and high school teacher and instructional coach. She is passionate about STEM and Project Based Learning.


Mark Jankowski
Mark Jankowski

Mark Jankowski is a highly knowledgeable and skilled educator. He is experienced in writing, conducting, and implementing training courses for educational programs.


Molly Lauer
Molly Lauer

Molly’s passion lies in supporting teachers in building engaging, rigorous, and student-centered classrooms with a focus on STEM education and the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


Phyllis Tyler
Phyllis Tyler

Phyllis Tyler spent over 25 years in public education as a teacher, mentor, and coach for the Chicago Public Schools System. She has worked extensively with pre- service, new, and veteran teachers in order to improve instruction, student engagement, and learning.


Rhonda Brown
Rhonda Brown

Rhonda taught science for 23 years at the middle and high school levels in Indiana and Florida. During that time, she taught biology, physical science, zoology, environmental science and forensic science.


Tony Spittell
Tony Spittell

Tony spent over 20 years in public education, as a teacher and curriculum specialist, meeting the needs of diverse communities of learners. In addition, he worked with private schools as a consultant and served as a school board member.


Wedelie Thompson
Wedelie Thompson

Wedelie brings over 15 years of experience as an educator. She has served as a certified K-12 Reading Specialist, Exceptional Student Education Teacher, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL), Professional Development Consultant and Instructional Coach.