, Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, is charged with supporting school districts in their work to develop and deploy student initiatives to drive science, technology, engineering and math achievement nationwide.
has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. Called by AASA Superintendent of the Year an "educational rock star" he has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, districts, and superintendents from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
started his career as a teacher at Julia de Burgos Bilingual Middle School in the School District of Philadelphia where he was highlighted in The Emergency Teacher, a book about urban teaching. Recently, he co-founded the Purple Feet Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on helping underserved students think about their future.
is a life-long learner-sharer who pulls inspiration from all things "techucational"…like robotics, digital media creation, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. He started his career in education as a middle school teacher in Washington, DC. A few years later, before transitioning to the role of SmartLab Facilitator, he had also worn the caps of department coordinator for World Language and Fine Arts.
Since 2010 Kyle
has worked with educators throughout the country to help them better understand how technology and digital media can be used to support instruction, motivate students, and increase passion for learning. Schutt has fostered relationships and community-building by hosting in-person and virtual events for the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), most recently enjoying brainstorming, creating, producing and moderating Discovery Education"s virtual field trips and student focused events.
began speaking at conferences to help teachers working to discover what digital media and other technologies could do for their classes. In the last eight years, Rushton has trained teachers and other professionals in North America, Europe, and Asia, presenting at regional and national conferences. His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives in a changing world.