Dr. Jerlean Daniel served as Executive Director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's largest organization of early care and education professionals committed to enhancing the quality of programs for children from birth through age eight. NAEYC has approximately 100,000 members, and a national network of 350 regional, state and local affiliates.
Gail Connelly is Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in Alexandria, Virginia, serving 28,000 K-8 principals and 35 million students in the United States of America and other affiliates worldwide. Gail has also served as a strategic planning, management, and fundraising consultant for several national and state education organizations, including the National PTA and host of NAESP Radio..
|Daniel Domenech is executive director of the American Association of School Administrators. A native of Cuba who moved to the U.S. at the age of nine, Domenech has more than 36 years of experience in public education. Prior to joining AASA, Domenech served as senior vice president of the Urban Advisory Resource for McGraw-Hill Education and served for six years as superintendent of the Fairfax County, Virginia. Host of AASA Radio.|
JoAnne Bartoletti is the Executive Director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). NASSP is the preeminent organization and the national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders. Bartoletti has served as executive director of NJPSA since 1991, during which time she revolutionized the pro- duct, service and professional development offerings for the organization’s 7,400 member administrators.
Yasmina Vinci is the Executive Director of the National Head Start Association, which represents more than one million children, 200,000 staff and 2,600 Head Start programs in the United States. She was a center director and a policy maker in state government and received her Master'ss at Harvard with a focus on leading large scale change.
John D. Musso is Executive Director of the Association of School Business Officials International. Musso was formerly the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Mr. Musso has more than 30 years of experience in education, having previously served as an elementary school teacher, principal, and deputy superintendent. Host of ASBO Radio
Jodi Grant is Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance, a non-profit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. The Afterschool Alliance serves as a national voice for afterschool and provides resources and materials to more than 20,000 afterschool programs.
Sally Schoessler RN, BSN, MSEd, is the Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses in Silver Spring, Maryland. Previously Sally was the Executive Director of the New York Statewide School Health Services Center, where she provided technical support and professional development to school health professionals.
Donna Mazyck, RN, MS, NCSN, NCC has spent half her nursing career in school health. She worked as a high school nurse and is currently a state school nurse consultant. Donna also serves as the President of the National Association of School Nurses. She is the host of NASN Radio..
|Linda Geigle is the Executive Director of the National Association for Family Child Care. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Children First, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah as well as a family child care provider. Linda is also a past President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the National Association for Family Child Care. She also held the positions of President and Secretary of the Professional Family Child Care Association of Utah.|
Rae Pica has been an education consultant (raepica.com) specializing in the development and education of the whole child, children’s physical activity, and developmentally appropriate practice. A former adjunct instructor with the University of NH, she is the author of 19 books, including What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk about Bettering Education and Children’s Lives. Rae has shared her expertise with many groups, blogs for Huffington Post, and is cofounder of BAM Radio Network, where she currently hosts Studentcentricity.
|Errol St. Clair Smith is an 18-year veteran of the media industry. Errol has authored four books, written for the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Times, and spent three years as a popular radio talk show host at KIEV in Los Angeles and seven years as a business reporter for KTLA television. Errol co-hosted the Emmy Award-winning program, Life and Times, on PBS and has five Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award to his credit. Errol covers the business side of education along with innovators, thought leaders and change agents on the BAM Radio Network..|
|Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Camilla, Georgia. Recipient of the 2014 Bammy Award for Education Talk Show Host, she also authors the popular Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Mashable named her a rockstar teacher on Twitter, where she has more than 98,000 followers (and counting). She is author of 2 books, Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. She won ISTE's Online Learning Award 2006 for her role in co-creating the Flat Classroom Projects (included in Thomas Friedman's version 3 of The World Is Flat.) Follow: @coolcatteacher. She hosts Every Classroom Matters.|
|Jon Bergmann is considered one of the pioneers in the Flipped Class Movement. He co-wrote the book Flipped Classroom and is a co-founder of the Flipped Learning Network (http://flippedlearning.org). Follow Jon @jonbergmann. He is the host of the FlipSide.|
|Larry Ferlazzo teaches English, social studies and International Baccalaureate classes to English language learners and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He's written seven books, including Building a Community. He hosts Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo. Follow: @Larryferlazzo Show..|
|Lisa Dabbs is an educational consultant, author, blogger, and speaker. She also works as an Adjunct Professor in the field of Child Development. Her passion to support new and pre-service teachers led her to create New Teacher Chat #ntchat on Twitter in 2010. Lisa is author of Standing in the Gap: Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources. Follow Lisa @teachwithsoul. She hosts the bi-monthly NTChat Radio Show..|
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Jon is currently an assistant principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School in Cambridge, Maryland where he actually attended school himself. This is his 6th year as an assistant principal and prior to that he was a math coach and taught first through fifth grades. He Hosts #MyBad Radio. Follow: Jon@Jonharper70bds.
Thomas D. Whitby is co-author of The Relevant Educator: How Connected-ness Empowers Learning. Tom retired from public education after serving 34 years as a secondary English teacher and spent an additional six years as an adjunct professor at St Joseph’s College in NY. He is a co-creator of #Edchat, an award-winning education discussion group on Twitter, blogger of My Island View: Educational, Disconnected Utterances, and recipient of the ISTE “Making IT Happen Award”. Follow Tom @tomwhitby. He hosts the weekly EdChat Radio Show.
Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. She received both her BA in Liberal Studies and MA in School Administration from California State University in San Bernardino, California and her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. Nancy served eight years in the USAF as an air traffic controller before attending college. Currently, she is co-moderates #edchat on Twitter. Follow Nancy @blairteach. She co-hosts EdChat Radio.
|Sharon LePage Plante, an educator with 18 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over ten years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology and the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Council of Peers. She was the 2014 recipient of the Bammy Award for Special Needs Staff. She co-moderator of #EdTechChat. Follow Sharon: @iplante. She hosts LearningDifferently & EdTechChat Radio .|
|Shelly Sanchez Terrell, is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countires. She was named Women of the Year by Star Jone's National Association of Professional Women, award a Bammy Award as a founder of #EdChat and recognized by Tech & Learning as one of the top 10 Most Influential Educator Entrepreneurs for 2015.@shellterrell. She hosts The Teacher Challenge|
|Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal, author, and speaker. He is Minnesota's 2016 National Distinguished Principal and a 2015 Digital Innovation in Learning Award (DILA) winner. His blog, Adjusting Course, was named a "Must Read" K-12 blog by EdTech magazine, and was also recognized with an Editor's Choice Content Award by Smartbrief Education. In addition to blogging, Brad recently co-authored Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development. His new book, Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital Age Learners. Brad co-hosts the "UnearthED" program on the TwittED network; you can connect with him on Twitte@GustafsonBrad or find more information at www.BradGustafson.com|
|Ben Gilpin is a relationship driven educator with a passion for innovation. He is currently serving as an elementary principal in Michigan. He is involved with classroomcribs.com and personalized learning initiatives with the Michigan Department of Education. Ben is known for his blog, The Colorful Principal, which showcases stories and learning pieces for educators from around the world. He has his masters degree from Spring Arbor University and his ED Leadership certification through Eastern Michigan University. He co-hosts UnearthED on the TwittED network; follow Ben @benjamingilpin|
|Rosa Isiah currently serves students as principal of Lucille Smith Elementary School Principal in California. Her experiences include 22 years in education as teacher, bilingual resource specialist, Language Arts Specialist, Teacher on Special Assignment, Assistant Principal, Coordinator of Federal and State Programs, and Principal. Founder of #WeLeadEd Chat and host of WeLeadED radio on the Twitter Channel. You can connect with her on Twitter via @rosaisiah|
|Gary Abud is an innovative high school science teacher and instructional coach. In addition to his duties supporting the work of nearly 600 PreK-12 educators in the Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Gary is a state coordinator for the Michigan Modeling Instruction STEM Program, a member of the Board of Directors of the Meemic Foundation, and co-founder of SAGA Educators, Inc. Selected by the Michigan Department of Education as the 2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year, Gary has been honored for his accomplishments by the Michigan Governor’s Office, U.S. Department of Education, and the White House. Connect with Gary via Twitter at @mr_abud or on the web. He co-hosts Teacher of the Year Radio.|
|Steve Perkins is the 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year. He has taught Latin for twenty-four years at middle school, high school, community college, and university levels in Missouri, Texas, and Indiana, and in addition to publishing numerous books and articles in a variety of areas, including the popular Latin For Dummies, he presents multiple historical personas as an ancient Roman reenactor. Follow Steve's work is at intoy2014.blogspot.com and on Twitter @intoy2014. He co-hosts Teacher of the Year Radio..|
|Tony Sinanis is currently the Lead Learner of Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, NY. Cantiague was named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School, and he received the 2014 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year Award and the national 2013 Bammy Award for Elementary School Principal of the Year. He taught at the elementary level for 8 years. He is the founder and co-moderator of #NYedchat. He is an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Educational Leadership program. Finally, Tony co-authored The Power of Branding-Telling Your School's Story and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age. Co-host of BrandED Radio. @TonySinanis.|
|Dr. Regina Lamourelle is a professor of Human Development at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, CA, where she is also the department chair. She serves on the Board of Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children and is a former Orange County representative to the California Association for the Education of Young Children.She speaks three languages and holds a doctorate in Child and Youth Studies. Since 1996, her passion has been to teach educators how the young-to-adolescent brain learns so that they can care for children with kind hearts and with the knowledge of the child or adolescent brains’ unique developmental needs. She regularly hosts the Teens and Tweens Channel. @RRLamourelle. She is the host of Inside the Minds of Teens and Tweens.|
Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, author, attorney and acclaimed keynote speaker. Holly Elissa served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine and Assistant Dean at the University of Maine School of Law. Follow Holly Elissa @hollyelissabrun. She hosts Heart 2 Heart Conversations on Leadership: Your Guide to Making a Difference..
|Tom Murray is the State and District Digital Learning Policy and Advocacy Director. He joined the Alliance 2014 as the state and district digital learning policy and advocacy director, where he works alongside state education departments, corporations, and school districts across the country. Tom’s wealth of experience in K12 digital leadership has been recognized at the national level, which includes implementing a 1:1 program, blended learning and a K12 cyber school where he served as director of technology and cyber education in the Quakertown Community School District PA. Co-host of EdTechChat Radio. Follow: @thomascmurray.|
|Alex J Podchaski serves as the Director of Technology at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ. He was the first in New Jersey to earn the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) designation from CoSN, which is based on a framework of essential skills for a K12 CTO. Alex has over 20 years of higher education and K12 experience in technology planning and implementation, Alex co-founded and moderates #edtechchat and is involved with CoSN’s Small District initiative. Follow Alex @ajpodchaski. He co-hosts EdTechChat Radio.|
|Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. As a technology leader, she strives to leverage technology to improve educational and business outcomes and provide teachers and students with the support, tools and training needed to help them become responsible digital citizens and 21st century learners. A frequent guest blogger, she is a contributing author to the Huffington Post and was ranked #9 on their list of “The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter.” Follow Susan @s_bearden. Bearden co-founded and moderates #edtechchat and co-hosts EdTechChat Radio..|
|Katrina Stevens is Senior Advisor at the Office of Educational Technology, oversees work on the Future Ready initiative, rapid cycle tech evaluations and education innovation clusters at the US Department of Education. In these and previous roles, Stevens works to bring together stakeholders for meaningful dialogue and action. She spent the first 20 years of her career as an educator in schools, most recently in the central office at Baltimore County Public Schools. She is co-moderator of #EdTechChat is co-host of EdTechChat Radio. Follow Katrina: @katrinastevens1. |
Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Educator, entrepreneur, podcaster and technology coach at Concordia International School Shanghai. Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology. He has a teenage son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners. This interest led Michael and his wife, Lori Boll, to open an innovative school in Shanghai, TheNest.Asia, for their son. Michael is the co-host of EdTech Minute.
|Chris Carter is the Tech Coach and Social Science Department Leader for Concordia International School Shanghai. He was the 2012 Patricia Behring NHD Asia History Teacher of the Year award recipient and co-hosts the Concordia Ed Tech Podcast that is available on iTunes and the BAM Radio Network. Chris is also a contributing editor of ICT in Practice magazine. Currently he focuses on project-based learning, flipping classrooms, and online digital literacy and citizenship courses. Chris publishes reviews of educational apps and services, researching the latest and greatest tools in the education technology field. He is co-host of EdTech Minute.|
|By day, Jamie Willett is a technology integrationist, elementary teacher, math specialist, and STEM coach. But by night /sometime in the mid afternoon, she is an aspiring edtechpodcast host. Born in the wilds of Hong Kong (or somewhere not too far from downtown Central), educated in the tropics of Taiwan, she returned to Asia to teach elementary school where she met and married this guy. After four years of teaching she became the elementary STEM coach at Concordia International School in Shanghai. She co-hosts EdTech Minute.|
David Fisher is an elementary school teacher, a husband, father, iPad technology coordinator, DEN Zone Host, DEN Guru, who loves greyhounds, photography, and music and is passionate about students' success. Follow @David65. He is the host of the DEN Zone.
|Darren Burris is currently a PARCC Educator Leader Fellow for Massachusetts and a member of the state's Model Curriculum Development Team. He is also working on One Dorchester, a collaborative project between BCCS, the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, and Cristo Rey Boston High School around implementation of Common Core-aligned performance tasks in ELA and mathematics. Darren is fortunate to teach algebra to 9th graders every day, as well as support and work alongside math teachers throughout the school. He curates Common Core resources around the clock and blogs as well. @dgburris. He is co-host of Common Core Radio.|
|Steven Weber is the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (NC). He is a board member of North Carolina ASCD and the Vice President of NCPDK. Connect with Weber on the ASCD EDge social network, or on Twitter @curriculumblog. He is co-host of Common Core Radio.|
|Patrick Riccards is a partner in Collaborative Communications Group. Eduflack is written by Patrick Riccards, one of the nation's leading education communications strategists. In 2013, PR News named Pat the Public Affairs Professional of the Year for his work in school improvement and education reform. In 2011, Pat was named the Not-for-Profit Communicator of the Year by Bulldog Reporter. Co-host of Common Core Radio.|