ORGANIZING TEAM

Jaime Donally / Inbound Marketing Strategist

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Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher, and eventually taught grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. During that time, she used multiple technology resources to engage students and improve learning. She provides staff development and training on all areas of technology integration and enjoys encouraging teachers to step out of the bounds of the classroom walls.  Jaime is part of the ISTE 3D Network PLN Leadership and ISTE Global Collaboration PLN Leadership. Her latest adventures include the startup of EdChange Global (formerly edcamp Global), Global Maker Day and ARVRinEDU.

Debra Atchison / EdTech Consulting
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Debra Reymundo Atchison is an enthusiastic and engaging trainer. She is a Google Education Trainer and the GAfE Administrator for her district of 48,000+ accounts. She has worked in education over 20 years and earned her Master’s degree online in EdTech from Pepperdine University. She has led large school districts to success through her school, district, state and international technology leadership.

Cassie Reeder / Instructional Consultant for Promethean
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Cassie Reeder’s passion is working with technology to engage and expand student experiences by creating connections between classroom content and the real world.. She has 5 years of teaching experience at the elementary level in 3rd and 4th grade. Aside from working to engage and inspire her students through the integration of technology into her daily curriculum, Cassie spent time during her teaching career training and teaching other teachers which allowed her to find her true passion. By volunteering her free time as a Google Guide in her district as well as presenting at various conferences and Edcamps around TX, she discovered her ability to motivate and inspire others to effectively integrate technology into their classrooms. She is now an Instructional Consultant with Promethean where she has the opportunity to share those passions and further develop those skills within a school district as she trains teachers on how to use and integrate Promethean products into their daily routines.

Sarah Thomas / Regional Technology Coordinator
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Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Teacher and Edmodo Support Ambassador from the Washington, DC area, as well as a leader of the DC Metro Area Google Educator Group.  She is the founder of EduMatch and teaches Technology Education to high school students.   Sarah is a doctoral candidate in Education at George Mason University.

 

Matthew Lincheck / Classroom Designer Digital Learning Coach
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Matthew is an accomplished educator, respected trainer, blogger, and designer of innovative practices that prepare students to successfully contribute to a global society. He believes in empowering students to take charge of their learning; to ask questions and investigate phenomena; and to change the world. He strives to encourage students to think deeply and creatively about implications, parallels in their own community, and how they can affect change builds strong critical thinking skills and global context. Matthew is passionate about student reflection to deepens students' connection to material in ways that transform how they engage in learning.

 

Amy Storer / Instructional Coach
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Amy Storer recently graduated from Lamar University with a masters in Educational Technology Leadership. She will start a new role this year in Montgomery ISD as an Instructional Coach for the 5th grade campus. She is excited and eager to begin this journey! She has taught grades 1-4, with experience in PBL and GT. She will continue her role as a Technology Integration Mentor for her Instructional Coaching Team this year as well. She holds 2 Teacher of the Year distinctions and, in 2015, she was a top 5 finalist in HEB"s Excellence in Education in the "Leadership Elementary" category. She is an educator that encourages and motivates others to reach far beyond the classroom walls to make the learning more meaningful and inspiring. She has a true passion for working with other educators and encouraging them to make and foster global connections.

Erin Barnes / Professional Development and Director of Teacher Support
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Erin has taught the full learning spectrum of students within Epic Charter School. Currently, she oversees the tutoring programs, as well as curriculum management. Her passion is for personalized instruction and meeting students on their level to build every child to their fullest potential. She feels that the learning process can and should be fun. Erin offers professional development sessions with teachers to ensure the curriculum and instruction are of high quality and rigor while meeting the standards passed down by the state. She maintains that fun and passion that should be fostered to create the most meaningful learning experiences.

Tara Linney / EdTech Coach
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I am an EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. This is my 6th year as an educator, and my 1st year as an international educator. My first full year in education was as a 3rd grade teacher in Philadelphia. From there, I went to work as a technology teacher in Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC. I’ve spent the last 3 years working as a Educational Technology Coordinator, Tech Integration Specialist and EdTech Coach in Washington, DC, Illinois, and now Singapore. I am quite confident that one day, my current job will no longer be needed, and I’m looking forward to pursuing a Ph.D once that day arrives. Education is a second career for me, as my first career was in the public relations and marketing worlds. I am now where I am meant to be, professionally.

 

Evin Schwartz / Founder & CEO at Belouga
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Evin is a serial startup exec with 10+ years experience overseeing marketing, business development and operations with marketplace focused companies. He has devoted the majority of his career to building social impact companies, which includes his current venture Belouga. Belouga is a web based platform connecting classes throughout the world, with a mission to build a global ecosystem of students and teachers and instill emotional equity in each user by identifying similarities and embracing differences through everyday communication.

 

Katie McNamara / Teacher Librarian
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Katie is a Teacher Librarian at North High School located in Bakersfield, California. She's also a researcher, speaker, baker, gardener, camper, wife and mom of two boys. Every day she enjoy the balancing act of life while helping her family stay healthy and happy.  Katie also serves on the Southern Region CA School Libraries Association and California Teachers of English board.