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Monica Burns
Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. 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.)
Erin Dowd
Erin Dowd
Erin Dowd is the founder of www.JRNEY.org, a website dedicated to amplifying teacher voice through global stories from the field. She is a member of the Teach SDGs educator task force, professional learning chair for the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN, and was named an ASCD Emerging Leader for 2017. She also holds a master’s degree in Global and International Education from Drexel University. She recently presented on SDGs, Identity, and Global Connection at the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children Conference and 2017 IB Global Conference in Orlando. Her writing has appeared in ASCD Express, Getting Smart, and IB World Magazine. A former teacher and curriculum director, Erin has spent her career working to provide equitable education for students all over the world. Connect with her on Twitter @eedowd27.
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
Kendra Murphy

Kendra Murphy

Kendra Murphy is an Innovation Coach and Learning Designer with Charleston County School District in Charleston, South Carolina. She supports teachers as they expand their potential and grow as innovative educators. Kendra is a Google Certified Trainer and uses those skills to instruct teachers in courses on a variety of technology and instruction topics. Additionally, Kendra is also a professor at the College of Charleston and has written and facilitated several courses. With an innate love of learning, Kendra continually works to enhance her practice, primarily through expanding her PLN on Twitter. She is a co-founder and co-host and the weekly education-focused #NoVAedChat. Kendra also records 2 Tech Coaches & A Microphone an education-focused Podcast. Kendra has been privileged to present at various national conferences, as well as being a founder of #EdCampNoVA. Kendra holds a master’s degree from George Mason University. Connect with Kendra on Twitter @TechinTeaching or visit her website at www.murphykm.com.
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 tammyneil.com or on Twitter at @TG_Neil.
Vandy
Vandy
Pacetti-Donelson
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
Nancy Stone
Penchev
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

Jerry Swiatek is an edtech blogger, edtech consultant and classroom teacher. He frequently posts excellent resources and information to his blog JerrySwiatek.com. 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 jerryswiatek@gmail.com or his blog at jerryswiatek.com.
Bruce
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.