Nick is an Environmental Science teacher in a 1:1 classroom at Clover High School and was previously the 2012-2013 Clover School District Teacher of the Year. With 18 years of teaching experience, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, a former department chair, and a PolarTREC Teacher. Nick is the author of a weekly blog, Nick’s Picks for Educational Technology, which provides tools to help teachers incorporate more technology in their classrooms. An Ed Tech speaker and consultant, Nick’s sessions strive to give teachers the confidence they need to help integrate technology into their curriculum.
On a more personal side, I am a snowboarder, rock climber, book lover, video gamer, and traveler. There’s always a new recipe to try, a new mountain to board, a new wall to climb, a new book to read, a new game to beat, or a new place to visit, and I am always ready for the adventure. With my family and friends by my side, and sometimes my cat, the adventures will never cease because life is an adventure.
Rachel Kerr has been a teacher for over twenty years, primarily as a Language Arts teacher. She has worked in public school programs, private school programs, charter school programs, and is currently working for a virtual school program where she is the lead teacher and Language Arts for the middle school program. She has taught kindergarten through twelfth grade. She has worked in Illinois, Hawaii, Guam and Wyoming. Her bachelor’s degree is in secondary education; her Master's degree is in early childhood education with an emphasis in reading; and her doctorate degree is in educational leadership. In her spare time, Rachel is a 4H leader. Her hobbies include knitting and playing hand bells.