Monica Burns
Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of In her role as a classroom teacher she used iPads one to one with her students to create engaging, differentiated learning experiences. Monica visits schools to work with PreK-12 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible and has presented to numerous national and international audiences including SXSWedu, ISTE and EduTECH. Monica is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016.)
Jill Goodman
Jill is a Graduate Faculty Scholar (adjunct faculty) at University of Central Florida Department of Education where her duties include serving on the dissertation committees of students doing their theses on apps in early childhood education. She is a regular presenter on technology and related topics for her local autism center and the public school district. Jill has contributed to numerous ed tech blogs and mainstream media on the subject of mobile apps. She served as the Editor of and has published over 1000 reviews. Her pieces are widely quoted from on the App Store, and she has written app descriptions. Jill is a creative thinker and often called upon by developers to beta test and consult on early versions of new apps. Her knowledge of and experience with special needs apps is extensive. She is mom to twin boys, one of whom has autism. Jill’s goal is to help parents of special needs children find the best technology available to help their children become independent learners. She is passionate about inclusion and is a member of the School Board Chairman’s ESE Workgroup. She also serves as a special education advocate and helps parents acquire needed technology. Jill puts her experience as a former intellectual property attorney to good use when analyzing the educational benefits of new technology and advocating for its use.
Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge

Mickey McFetridge has over a decade of experience in the classroom and several years of leading professional development. McFetridge has become a leader in the area of EdTech through training teachers and administrators in implementing 1:1 technology in their schools. His blog, Class Tech Integrate, focuses on using technology in the classroom to enhance and transform student learning . After sitting on the Arkansas’ K-8 Computer Science Standards Committee, Mickey had the opportunity to participate in a round-table discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. John King about the #CSforALL movement. You can find him on Twitter @MickMac629
Tammy Neil

Tammy Neil

Tammy is a Computer Science teacher. She teaches grades 6-12 in a growing CTE program at Branford High School in Suwannee County, FL where she was named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Outside of the classroom, she is the lead organizer for Edcamp Branford, and co-moderates #FLedChat and #RuralEdChat each week on Twitter. She has presented at several conferences on the power of connections through social media. She is a level 2 Google Certified Educator. Connect with Tammy at or on Twitter at @TG_Neil.
Vandy Pacetti-Donelson, a 20-year veteran in education and a former Teacher of the Year, is the Librarian at Ultimate Medical Academy in Tampa, Florida. Vandy is a frequent presenter and sponsor of professional development. She is a blogger and a passionate library advocate having recently attended NLLD15, and has written for the Florida Media Quarterly and the Distance Learning Journal. Vandy serves FAME as Board Member from Region 3. Besides FAME, Vandy is a member of ALA, AASL, YALSA, and the AECT. You can find her on Twitter @VandyPD.
Nancy Stone
Nancy Stone Penchev is a Coding/I LAB Teacher and Instructional Technology Coordinator for grades K-5th grade. She has 18 years of teaching experience. Her degrees include a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, Masters in Early Childhood, Masters in Instructional Technology, and she is currently working toward an EdD in Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. Nancy’s conference presentations include local, state, and international conferences. She has published articles about technology in Teaching in the Middle magazine, Association of Middle Level Educators, ISTE point/counterpoint, and was a focus for an article from Coca-Cola on 9 Ways Technology is Transforming the Classroom.

Conference presentations include local, state, and international conferences, including South Carolina Council for the Social Studies (2000-2005, 2015), Association for Educational Communications and Technology (2013), Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools (2014), North Carolina Association for Elementary Education (2014, 2015, 2016), Florida Educational Technology Conference (2014, 2015, 2016), SuperiorTech4Teachers (2015, 2016), Tomorrow’s Classroom Today (2015), Florida Reading Association (2015, 2016), Florida Association of Media Education (2015), the International Society for Technology in Education (2015, 2016), iPadpalooza (2016), and the International Literacy Association (2016). Topics have included Tech Tools, Literacy Days, Girls Building STEAM, Using Accelerated Reader to Excite Students, The Complete Technology Program, Blogging, Digital Citizenship, Reaching Teachers and Their Technology Needs, and more.


Jerry Swiatek

Jerry Swiatek is an edtech blogger, edtech consultant and classroom teacher. He frequently posts excellent resources and information to his blog Jerry is the lead teacher for the Academy of Computer Sciences at Citrus High School in Inverness, FL. Prior to this, he was a District Technology Specialist for the Citrus County School District. Jerry is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Apps Certified Administrator. Jerry is the founder and organizer of EdCamp Citrus. This year, EdCamp Citrus celebrated it’s 7th anniversary and EdCamp Citrus was the 5th EdCamp to ever take place in the world back in 2010. Jerry is also involved in #edchat, archiving each of the discussions that take place each week on Twitter. To connect with Jerry, reach him on Twitter @jswiatek, via email or his blog at
Bruce Umpstead
Bruce Umpstead is managing partner of ScaleUp Education Partners where he provides strategic advice on education technology, data “wrangling” and business development services with expertise in preK-20 education. He is also the Program Co-Chair of the FETC Information Technology track. He previously served as Michigan’s state educational technology director. Bruce earned a B.A. in Public Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.