School Leadership Summit Global Advisory Board

A huge thanks to our international advisory board members, who are listed below. To apply to be a member of the advisory board, please go here.

Advisory board members are asked to promote both participation and attendance at the conference, to help us find partner organizations in their regions, to help train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible to help moderate sessions during the actual conference. As a conference focused on being inclusive, our desire is to have international attendees not see this as a North-America-centric event--and to see themselves as full participants and presenters, not just an international audience.


Voluntary Advisory Board Members:

Eleanor Adika | Israel
David Yellin Academic College of Education
I am the academic coordinator of ICT at the David Yellin Academic College of Education in Jerusalem. We courses in Gathering and using information and technology and courses in the use of technology in the classroom (both for future teachers). In Israel I have worked as an IT instructor in both elementary schools and high schools with a variety of populations from youth in danger to exceptional pupils. I have also worked as a teacher trainer in the Israeli school systems. During the past year a co worker and I have been heading up the inclusion of the National 21st century skiils program (which started several years ago nationwide in the elemetary schools and is now spreading to colleges, high schools and pre-1).

Gregory Adler | USA
Global Education
Gregory Adler had brief careers in investment banking and the computer industry before finding a calling in education. Some of his first students claim he even once said I look forward to Mondays! After a successful career in the classroom, Greg has more recently become involved in teacher mentoring, curriculum development and global education programs. He is also the founder and director of San Jose Walks & Talks a student-run business that teaches entrepreneurship. His education background includes degrees in Finance from San Diego State University and International Relations from The George Washington University.

Iftikhar Ahmed | Pakistan
Academia Industry Linkage Forum
Visiting Professor IT Project Management, eLearning Forum Development Volunteer for Academia Industry Linkages. Global Innvited Public Speaker on my Wisdom based Learning Model ABC For more visit my Facebook Group : Academia Industry Linkage Forum

Md. Shariful Alam | Bangladesh
Chief Executive Officer
Development Initiative for South Asians
I am a development professional, working with national/international NGO last 13 years. Besides, I am working with DISA (Development Initiative for South Asians) as CEO. DISA serve for development professional in their capacity development in South Asia perspective. Some devoted development professionals work with DISA as volunteer basis.

Mohamed Arous | Tunisia
Secretary General
Mohamed Arous is a debate and public speaking trainer who implements the strategies of emotional intelligence and in his training. He also conducts training on peace education, human rights, social awareness and gender equality. In addition he carries out awareness raising activities by organizing and delivering public debates related to peace, global conflicts, youth empowerment, women’s rights and gender equality. He is an Alumnus of AIESEC the world’s largest student-run organization, which he believes has provided him with many opportunities. As an activist and global citizen, his vision is to seek the empowerment of youth and women, as well as achieving equal opportunities for all, especially to prove that whenever we want to reach something badly no one can stop you because “as a change agent …

Mary Ashdjian | USA
Associate Director for the School of Education
Pacific Oaks College
Dynamic and creative higher education professional, with experience serving diverse populations in various settings. Exemplary leader focused on providing students with a rigorous and challenging education, 21st Century skills and a framework of success for the whole student. Specializes in academic and career advising, with a passion for mentoring students and supporting academic success in students. Consistently strong work ethic, as most recently demonstrated by the successful balance of graduate studies in a multiple subject credential program and a full-time professional career. Intrinsically motivated individual, who strives to attain personal and team goals with enthusiasm and integrity.Currently serving as the Associate Director for the School of Educaiton with prior and current experience in Credential coordination. Previous experience includes teaching English in Saudi Arabia, Academic Counseling, Elementary teaching, Girl Scouts of America Advisory Board, Freelance author for the Examiner.

Maizie Avihayil | Israel
I am an EFL teacher & Teacher Trainer. I specialize in integrating technology, special ed (integrating LD pupils into the language classroom), & beginning reading.

Odeogbola Ayodele | Nigeria
Ogun State Teaching Service Commission
Microsoft Expert Educator, ICT Officer and Tutor, Peer Educator in 21st century teaching and learning in Nigeria

Prof.S.Balamurugan | Tamilnadu
Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
I am Prof.S.Balamurugan working as a Professor in IT Department and Professor I/C for ME CSE, KIT, Coimbatore, In future also I have plans to publish journal papers in your esteemed journal in forthcoming days. Currenly I hold more than 100 International journals and 4 books to my publication credit. I am the recipient of gold medal for publishing highest number of quality journals every year consecutively for 7 years from my host institution.

Joli Barker | USA
Fearless Educator
McKinney ISD
I have been teaching for almost 20 years in both secondary and elementary classrooms. I've been recognized as a leader in education by the National School Board Association's 20 to Watch Program, Microsoft Expert Educator Program, and Discovery Education Network. I am a member of ISTE and was named the Texas Computer Education Association's Teacher of the Year in 2013. My passion for innovation in the 21st century classroom has propelled me to the top of my field and has earned me the respect of my colleagues on a global platform.

Magezi Bashir | Uganda
Peace Project Africa
I studied Education at Makerere University in Uganda, taught before and after graduation and in September 2013 moved to Morogoro Tanzania to Volunteer with a Community Organization called Peace Project Africa, specially working on an Education Project called Never Give Up Education Center focusing on the Sustainable Community Development Education.

Stella Maris Berdaxagar | Argentina
Academis de Inglés Internacional.Instituto Amadeo Jacques.Colegio M O Espósito.
I am a teacher of English from Quemú Quemú,La Pampa,Argentina. I graduated at the University of La Pampa and got a postgraduate degree . I have received training in ICTs , multiple intelligences and Neurolinguistic learning as well as other macroabitity and microabitlity issues. I have also promoted cooperative,collaborative and metacognitive learning as a way to turn individual learners into social participators of a change in society in search for more equality, integration and tolerance. I got a prize for the best production in Foreign Languages at a Contest organized by Conectar Igualdad in 2011. I have been a presenter in EduTICinnova and GEC in 2012 , Microsoft innovator teacher representative of my province in 2012.

Jill Berkowicz | United States
Spackenkill UFSD
Jill received her Doctor of Education degree from the Esteves School of Education at The Sage Colleges. She has held leadership positions since 1993. Serving as Chairperson, Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, she has spent the last fifteen years at the Spackenkill School District in upstate New York. Jill serves on the C-TEN committee to review the design of teacher preparation programs in the SUNY system. She also serves as a reviewer and evaluator for the National School Change Awards, Marist College Portfolios for undergraduate and graduate education graduation requirements, and the New York State Schools to Watch program. Jill co-authors a blog for EdWeek entitled Leadership360.

Lillian Bertrand | Canada
Information/Media Specialist
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Cool Canuck Edublogger: Advisory Board Memberships :GEC 2012, Library 20.

Bambi Betts | US
Principals' Training Center for International School Leadership

Jaya Bhavnani | United States
Director of Online Education, IB Coordinator
Dwight School
Ms. Jaya Bhavnani is currently the IB Career-related Program Coordinator and oversees Dwight’s online learning, working closely with Pamoja Education. She has a long history of teaching mathematics and science to Upper School students. She came to Dwight in 2010 with extensive experience in international education reflected in her positive attitude and multilingual skills. Ms. Bhavnani has been actively involved with the International Baccalaureate as a Face-to-Face and Online Workshop Leader, Site Evaluator, Consultant, DP Examiner, and MYP Moderator. She has served as a frequent guest contributor for professional development and curriculum alignment and review. She graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Physics and a Masters of Science in Mathematics. A passionate educator, Jaya firmly believes that as a teacher, there is a lot to learn!

Ram Bhise | India
Assistant professor
saraswati college of engineering
I am teacher of english and I teach communication skills to engineering students in Mumbai, I am working as editor of international journal and also member editorial board of different international literary journals.

Dr. Quiana Bradshaw | United States
Computer Science Foundations Faculty
Grantham University
Quiana Bradshaw specializes in game-based learning, virtual world simulations, and computer science. Dr. Bradshaw has joined Grantham University full-time as the computer science foundation’s faculty. She received her Doctorate of Computer Science with a concentration in emerging media at Colorado Technical University in September 2013 and was noted making a significant contribution to the field.

William Brennan | USA
Farmingdale Schools
I have been in education for 13 years. My educational experiences include teaching Middle School Science and Math; High School Computer and Business education; Director of Math, Science and Technology; Chief Information Officer with responsibility for K-12 Data and Assessments; Adjunct professor, Keynote speaker. I have been invited to present at numerous conferences on Leadership, Learning and Creativity in education, Social Learning: The Future of Knowledge Creation and Building Your Personal Learning Network. I completed my doctorate at Fordham University where I studied Knowledge Management for Institutions of Learning in an Age of Networked Intelligence

Ruby Bridgeforth | USA
National Trainer
Center for Teacher Effectiveness
Former postal executive eager to share managerial and education experience as a leadership coach. Offer a proven track record of commended performance providing high quality instruction in music K-12 in addition to extensive customer service and business management experience. Possess a passion for education and an unwavering commitment to optimizing student performance. MME/MBA and Certificate in Leadership from Harvard Univerity.

Allison R. Brown | United States of America
Allison Brown Consulting (ABC)
Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney, certified mediator, President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), and host of the online radio show Know-It-All: The ABCs of Education. She is also the Special Advisor on Boys and Men of Color to the Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C. Allison Brown Consulting (ABC) works with schools, school districts, and other organizations to craft education equity plans and promote education equity in compliance with federal civil rights law. Immediately prior to founding ABC, Ms. Brown worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice in the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division where she enforced federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in public education. Ms. Brown has worked as a law firm litigation associate. After law school, Ms. Brown clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court and for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Ms. Brown graduated from Howard University and obtained her law degree from Harvard Law School. Ms. Brown is admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar, the Maryland State Bar, and the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Marla Cartwright | USA
Kaplan University Online
Marla Cartwright earned her M.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University and has been teaching at the college level for nearly 20 years, encompassing composition, literature, developmental ed and faculty training. She is currently a Faculty Developer at Kaplan University Online after having served as Assistant Chair of the Composition department, Director of the Kaplan University Writing Center and Chair of the Department of Student Success. In addition to teaching, Marla has had a life-long interest in science fiction and fantasy novels and movies, particularly as they relate to the Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. Prior works include a study of science fiction heroines using the monomyth, analyzing both Locke and Sawyer from “Lost” as heroic figures and editing the book, “Deny All Knowledge: Reading the X-Files”. She is currently working on a project analyzing the heroes from the AMC television series “The Walking Dead.”

Samuel | Liberia
Research Assistant/IT Officer
Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons
I am Samuel Chanchan working as a Civil Society and Youth Advocate and a candidate for Public Administration.

Tim Childers | USA
Assistant Principal
L&N STEM Academy
I serve as an Assistant Principal at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN. I am a member of the TN Leadership Council for the Discovery Educator Network and am on the Board of Directors for the Professional Educators of Tennessee. I also serve on the DEN Advisory Board and am listed as a DEN Guru for expertise in PBL. I was listed as one of TechSmith’s “20 to Watch” educators in 2011 and was a 2012 keynote speaker at the Mid-South Technology Conference in Memphis, TN. I write random musings about life, and education’s part in it, at my blog:

Nitesh Vasantrao Chore | India
College of Engineering & Technology
Librarian, College of Engineering and Technology dhamangaon rly. dist-amravati (maharashtra)india 444709

Elisheva Cohen | United States
Portland State University
Elisheva Cohen is the Outreach Coordinator for the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University. In this role, she supports education about the Middle East at the K-12 level by running workshops, developing teaching materials, maintaining an online resource center and resource library and consulting with teachers. She received a Masters Degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University, Teachers College and a Bachelors Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University. She is passionate about improving the state of education around the world so that students are prepared with necessary life skills to be engaged global citizens.

Cathy Collins | USA
Library Media Specialist
Sharon High School
Ms. Collins has worked as a Media Specialist/Librarian for 14 years in locales ranging from California to Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently working as Librarian/Media Specialist at Sharon High School in Sharon, Massachusetts. She began her career as a reporter who covered business, arts and education-related issues. She holds a Masters in Library Science, a second Masters in Education and further graduate credentials in educational leadership. Ms. Collins has published her writing in journals including “Library Media Connection,” “NEA Today,” and various education-related blogs and websites. She is a 2012 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute Fellow and contributing author to a teacher resource manual connected to the recently published E-Book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses: Journalism in the Digital Age.” She is also a contributing author to the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) book, “Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age,” scheduled for publication this March. Among the many projects and committees she is involved with, she enjoys assisting students at Sharon High School as Chinese Exchange Program Manager, Virtual High School Site Coordinator and Global Competence Program Mentor. She serves on the Executive Boards of both the Massachusetts Library System and MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators), and holds memberships in ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and MSLA (Mass. School Library Association). She earned National Board Certification as a Library/Media Teacher in 2009 and is also a Certified Journalism Educator. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking around the globe, dancing, yoga, reading and listening to classical and jazz music. As a 2013/2014 “Teachers for Global Classrooms” Fellow, she traveled to Morocco this past spring

Jennifer | United States
Jen Cort Educational Consulting
My educational passion is creating safe spaces for kids to be seen and heard at all times while learning to use their voices and be visible in ways that work for them. To do this, schools need to engage in shared tasks with parents, administrators, faculty and students. I am able to help schools in this work through my diverse experiences including being a clinical social worker and school counselor, writing curriculum and serving as a senior administrator and a Head of Middle School at an Independent School.

Prof. Pierre Coupet | USA
Virtual Organization Management Institute
Prof. Pierre Coupet is the Founder, Chairman, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management at Virtual Organization Management Institute, the world's leading and only global 100% virtual educational institute, think tank, professional association, certification and accreditation provider, and conference producer strictly focused on the modern virtual organization management discipline he has founded and pioneered since 1997. He has a long and distinguished professional career spannning a number of related disciplines over a period of 35+ years. He is an author, prolific lecturer, speaker and mentor-partner on best-next practices, policies and procedures for operating in a virtual environment and for managing a virtual organization, including the widely acclaimed How to Virtual Organize Your Social Network, the first of the 12-part series: Empower Your Social Network with Virtual Organization Management.

Tom D'Amico | Canada
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Superintendent with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Recipient of The Prime Minister's Award for teaching excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Recipient of The Learning Partnership's award as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals and recently named as The Canadian Blogger of the year in the category of Best K-12 Administrator Tweeter. (@TDOttawa)

Cathy | USA
STEM Teacher
Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School
I have been teaching for 22 years and for the last two years I have been the STEM teacher at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School in Jacksonville, NC, USA. I have two Master degrees - one in administration and the other in curriculum and instruction. I have also been the Cultural Correspondents Coordinator for my school and work with NC State Study Abroad to have their study abroad teachers work with our classes while they are in another country. Additionally, I have presented on global education in my county, at World View, at Appalachian University, and at a GEC virtual conference. I am passionate about integrating global understanding in teh classrooms, and was recently named President of the Beta Delta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, whose mission is to promote global understanding, altruism, and excellence in education.

Vicki Davis | USA
Teacher and IT Director
Westwood Schools
Vicki Davis is a full time classroom teacher and IT Director and author of Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. She has created more than 20 global projects connecting her students to the world. She was named a top 10 Teacher on Twitter by Mashable and a top 10 influencer in #BYOD. Vicki hosts a bi-weekly show Every Classroom Matters on the BAM Radio Network and has won ISTE's ONline Learning Award in 2006 for cofounding the Flat Classroom Projects.

Denia Falcao de Bittencourt | Brasil
Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina
Researcher, teacher and consultant e-learning and distance education

Carmela Dell'Aria | Italy
SMS R. Franchetti
PhD student researching in Modern Literatures and Philological - Linguistic Studies (specialities: Social Networks, MUVEs, Speech Analysis tools). Secondary School teacher of English.Secondary School teacher of Italian L2 and FL.Secondary School teacher for students in special needs. Media Education Expert in RL and VE.E-tutor. Carmela Dell’Aria is currently a teacher of English, of Italian as Foreign language (e-tutor and lecturer at NUIG, Ireland) and a specialized teacher for students in special needs in a secondary school (S.M.S. “R. Franchetti”) in Palermo (Italy). She has been teaching in public schools, at all levels, for about 20 years. She is also a PhD student in the fields of virtual world use in teaching and learning.She has been a contract Professor of Computer Assisted Language Learning at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Palermo from 2007 to 2009 where she investigated the potentials of MUVEs for foreign language learning, as well as the factors that impact the learners’ language performance and promote the Intercultural Communicative Competenze as part of her Action Research project with the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari.

Lisa Durff | United States
PhD Student Educational Technology
Walden University
I enable people to use technology tools to connect with their students, their audience, or each other. I moderate conference presentations and serve on conference boards to empower others to succeed in delivering their message using technological tools such as Blackboard Collaborate, Second Life, wikis, and nings. I am interested in assisting teacher candidates to integrate technological tools into their lessons. I am active in Relay for Life of Second Life, Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference, The Homeschool Conference, The Global STEMx Conference, Library 2.0 Conference, and the Global Education Conference. I am currently a PhD student in Educational Technology at Walden University with an expected graduation in 2014. I also enjoy fine food, traveling, and spending time with the preschooler in the family.

Teresa Eastburn | USA
Ed Tech Manager, UCARConnect Lead
National Center for Atmospheric Research
STEM Educator, Content Developer, Climate Communicator, Tech-savvy individual , everything from video editing and graphic design, to websites, social media, and more ... Undergrad from University of California, Santa Barbara; MA and teaching credential from Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena. Multimedia certificate program, and still more. I leave to learn.

Hani Hamed Ezeldin Elsayed | Saudi Arabia
Training Consultant &Quality Manager
Al jouf University
Supervisor of Education Cases Department – National Authority For Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, External reviewer of Education - National Authority For Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, Teachers' trainer & Senior master, Will complete membership at National Science Teachers association NSTA, Member of Education Reform & Quality Assurance Unit, Trainer of trainers Accredited (TOT) STEAP II PROJECT, Educational Supervisor, Exchange Connect Community Leader - U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, Young Academics Elections European School for planning, Nomination of International Association Of Quality for Young Global Leaders, Nomination of Arabian Global Academy, International training Counselor from American Institute of professional studies, Business Marketing director of South Western Accreditation Council in upper Egypt. Lecturer - King Saud university –Riyadh, Training Consultant – Education Experts, Quality Director of PY –Aljouf University.

Erin English, Ed.D. | United States
Vista Unified School District
I have worked in the field of education for 24 years. Seventeen of which have been in administration. I started my career as a classroom teacher and have had a wonderful career which has included many different job titles: teacher, teacher on special assignment, technology coordinator, technology director, and school school administrator. Currently, I am an elementary school principal with the Vista Unified School District and an adjunct professor with Concordia University where I utilize my doctorate in Organizational Leadership to teach classes on Transformational Leadership and Thesis Writing.

Tara Fagan | New Zealand
CORE Education
Working as an education facilitator and digi-advisor, I work with teachers from around New Zealand with a focus on blended eLearning. I also manage an online community for early childhood educators in New Zealand.

Chad Fairey | Spain
Sotogrande International School
Chad Fairey is the Head of School at Sotogrande International School, in the Cádiz region of southern Spain. Prior to this current post, he has worked in public, private and international schools for seventeen years, most recently serving as Associate Head of School at Washington International School in Washington, DC. He led school technology programs for twelve years, as a technology coordinator at public schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, and then as the Director of Technology at the American School of Paris. Originally a history teacher, he received his B.A. in History from Florida State University, his M.Ed in Social Studies Education at the University of Virginia and is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in educational leadership and administration from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. Actively involved with leadership in the US as well as in international schools, he has served as a fellow with the Library of Congress, as a member of the Curriculum Committee of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), as the chair of the IT Committee of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), the chair of the Professional Learning & Action Research Committee for ECIS, and the founding chair of the International Schools SIG of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He regularly presents at American and international educational conferences throughout the year.

Juan Domingo | España
Investigador en TIC, learning and technology, elearning, Inteligencia artificial.

Dr. Nuzhat | Nigeria
Deputy Dean
Sokoto State University
I am Dr. Nuzhat Fatima. Currently serving in a State University in Nigeria as a Deputy Dean in Faculty of Education. I also have working experience in UK, Pakistan. Although I am MCS in Information Technology as well but my area of specialization and interest is Educational Psychology. I am very fond of travelling and exchange of my ideas with new people for the sake of knowledge.

Jacqui Finn | United States
Jacqui Finn is an online learning advocate with 15 years of classroom and online learning experience. She has been a curriculum specialist, world history teacher, and computer applications teacher. Having lived in Belgium, St. Kitts (West Indies) and Hong Kong, Jacqui is a passionate voice for the power of technology to bridge classrooms around the world. Jacqui and her family will be relocating once again, from Philadelphia to Boston in the summer of 2013.

Jason Flom | USA
Q.E.D. Foundation
Learner. Educator. Reader. Writer. Cyclist. Part-time Polyanna. Husband. Daddy. Founder, Ecology of Education. Director of Learning Platforms, Q.E.D. Foundation. Twitter: @JasonFlom. I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion. Kurt Hahn

Dr. Rochelle Franklin | United State
Director, Faculty Training and Development
American College of Education
Dr. Rochelle Franklin is the Director of Faculty Training and Development with the American College of Education. She earned a Doctorate and Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University' and holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She has experience as a classroom teacher, district trainer, curriculum manager and instructional designer. Her primary areas of focus are adult education, distance learning and student satisfaction / retention. She lives in Central Florida with her husband.

L. Robert Furman ED.D. | USA
South Park School District
In his 8th year as principal at South Park Elementary, Robert has served as an educator for 17 years and a principal for a total of 11. Robert’s greatest sense of pride derives from his school staff’s willingness to make the necessary changes to help their students. Robert – who promotes literacy in a number of ways, including through technology – focuses on the lifelong benefits of reading. “We are not teaching good reading skills. We are simply teaching enough to win a score on a test,” he warns. The author of Instructional Technology Tools: A Professional Development Plan, Robert’s research interests include parental self-efficacy in student academic achievement and use of technology to increase administrative efficiency. He is the author of Reader Leader’s Login 4 Leaders column and is also a columnist for The Huffington Post.

Loida Garcia-Febo | United States
Information New Wave
Loida Garcia-Febo is an international librarian and consultant, researcher, speaker and writer of topics such as human rights, access to information, advocacy, services to diverse populations, new professionals and continuing professional development. She has spoken about these topics at ABC, CNN, NPR, Univision, Telemundo, New York Times and media outlets in different regions of the world. She has taught in 19 countries in 5 continents. She has notably spoken at events coordinated by US Embassies in Tokyo, Mexico and Spain. Loida is President of Information New Wave, an international charity seeking to enhance the education of minority groups in the USA and in developing countries. She is member of the ALA Council and incoming member of IFLA Governing Board.

Ann Gaudino, Ed.D. | USA
Founder and Editor, The Excellence in Education Journal
The Excellence in Education Journal
Dr. Ann Gaudino is the founder and editor of The Excellence in Education Journal, an online, open access, free journal featuring articles that promote the education of children and adults worldwide. Dr. Gaudino serves full-time as Director of Human Resources for Ohio County Schools, in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA and is an Associate Professor of Education at West Liberty University. She is an international expert in the area of teacher and administrator hiring, mentoring, induction, and evaluation having published articles and conducted conferences worldwide.

Peggy George | USA
I have been a professional educator for over 30 years. I began my teaching career in special education and have taught grades 1-6. I have had many administrative/leadership roles throughout my career including elementary principal, special education director, director of a private school for the deaf, coordinator of a Professional Development School (PDS) program, and teacher education instructor at Arizona State University-West. I have taught university courses for pre-service teachers including action research, classroom instruction and management, curriculum organization, technology integration in the K-12 classroom, classroom assessment, and the student teaching capstone seminar. I am a retired educator currently involved in many ed tech projects related to Web 2.0 and technology integration in schools. I co-host the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinars on Blackboard Collaborate. These webinars are designed to support teachers with resources and practical suggestions for incorporating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching and learning. I am also actively involved in the EdTechTalk (ETT) community through participation in weekly webcasts including Parents as Partners and Teachers Teaching Teachers. I regularly participate virtually in the TICAL Admin 2.0 community webinars as presenter and participant. My passion is continuing to explore the latest technology innovations and social networking opportunities for engaging students/teachers/administrators in powerful interactive learning experiences, and to share these resources with other educators.

Stephen Gilman | United States
Center for Creative Educati
Stephen Gilman is the Education Director at the new Sun River High School and the Center for Creative Education where he recently collaborated with a team of educators to create the Carnegie Learning Center, an arts and technology academy on the campus of Kingston High School. Stephen's professional focus is student empowerment and teacher collaboration toward innovation. His design of an experiential school system based on a hybrid of peer coaching and online learning was recently a finalist in the international MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning Competition. Stephen is also a founder of Bronx Expeditionary Learning High School, a public school grounded in Outward Bound experiential learning. In 2003, Stephen coached his students to win first place in the prestigious Federal Reserve Bank Econ Bowl, a rigorous, economics and history-based competition. He was formerly a media coordinator with United Way of the National Capital Area, a congressional aide in the House of Representatives, and a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Stephen serves as trustee president and founding board member of UlsterCorps, a volunteer network and service innovator in the Mid-Hudson Valley. He is an Ulster County Historical Society advisory board member, Marbletown Civic Association co-founder, Hudson Valley for Obama founder, Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition co-founder, and former High Falls Civic Association president. Stephen enjoys pottery, beekeeping, geocaching, fiction writing, social entrepreneurism, making and games and creativity of all kinds with his son Ben.

Clelia Adriana Gimenez | Argentina
UNLA - Ministerio de Educación
Soy Aprendiz Digital y capacitadora de docentes en forma presencial y virtual. Trabajo en diferentes programas de alfabetización digital para docentes y en el Ministerio de Salud. Transitando la maestría en Entornos Virtuales de aprendizaje. Universidad de Panamá.

Lisa Gonzales, Ed.D. | USA
Santa Clara County Office of Education
I am part of the TICAL Cadre in California as well as the Technology Leadership Group for the Association of California School Administrators. Last year, I was appointed to and served on the Department of Education's Education Technology Task Force.

Jason | Indonesia
Technology Coach
Bandung International School
Jason Graham is an international educator with over 17 years experience. He is currently the Learning Technologies Coordinator at an international school in Indonesia. Jason is an IBPYP Workshop Leader and an IB Online Lead Facilitator and has a keen interest in connecting and collaborating with educators from around the globe. Jason enjoys presenting at conferences and learning from others whenever he can. He is in his second year of a Doctor of Education programme at an Australian University. Furthermore, Jason is involved in twitter chats, #pypchat mainly for PYP educators and also #satchatoc, a twitter chat for educational leaders. He also enjoys using technology to enhance student learning and is now dabbling in Design Thinking. Jason’s work can be found in many online spaces. He blogs at The Learning Journey and tweets from @jasongraham99.

Lucy Gray | USA
Lucy Gray Consulting
As an education consultant, Lucy works with a variety of institutions on 21st century learning initiatives, including directing the Consortium for School Networking’s Leadership for Mobile Learning project. She began her career as a primary grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools, and has served in various capacities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute, and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in project-based learning which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. She has also been awarded the Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator distinctions. For further information, visit her web site at

Maha Hassan | Egypt
Head of English Dept.
Arab Academy for Training Technology
I have been working as a teacher trainer and Head of English Dept. for about 15 years. I have given presentations at the Global Education Online Conference 2012 and 2014 as well as at Reinventing the Classroom Online Conference 2014. . I have also given a Poster Session at Nile Tesol Conference 2014. In addition to that I submitted researches/papers to ALTE 3rd International Conference for Testing English in England, Nile, Dubai, and Sudan TESOL. I have also had a paper on teaching Adults published on . You can get access to this article through my blog: I have also started an Online Teaching Community,, a facebook page,, as well as a blog to help teachers in teaching adults or school students as well as exchange experiences among peers. I have been training and supervising teachers of all grades. I have also been responsible for setting and adjusting curriculums to suit all stages as well as setting monthly, annual and placement tests. During my working experience I have mostly been responsible for choosing curriculums, appraising them and training teachers how to get through them. I have worked on both national and American curriculums. I have also taught most levels up to the secondary stage. I have taught all high level curricula. In addition to that I have taught IG, OL/AS curriculums for over 15 years as well as TOEFL and IELTS. I have also been teaching Adults for almost 10 years. Now I am Head of English Dept. at the Arab Academy for Training Technology credited by Warnborough College, England.

Darla Kay Hill | United States
Education Consultant
Immersive Wave LLC
An educational revolutionary; a newfound educational futurist who believes education is the pathway to peace, I am particularly passionate about empowering teachers who can then inspire their students. Having worked in distance education for over two decades on just about every LMS and CMS in teaching, development and leadership roles, I have gained a broad, diverse knowledge base. Through networking, attending conferences, reading and other avenues, I see where dots can be connected on the vast ever-changing educational grid. The face of education is changing and I want to be a successful part of this change and help others do the same. Through my education consulting business I aspire to connect the dots and fill in the gaps to solidify the foundation and unbounded potential of distance education. Beyond just the successful use of technology in the classroom there are many things that are now possible and should be more mainstream.

Margy Hillman | USA
Ms. Margy Hillman is a digital maven in educational technology in analysis, design, development, and implementation for pre-K through adult learners with deep domain expertise in global literacy, mathematics, English language arts, history and communication. She also teaches online graduate courses In the Liberal Arts department, National University. Additionally, she is active in social media and blogging on education and training issues.

Patricia Holliday | United States
Mosaica Education Inc

Atif Hussain | Belgium
Director of IT
Antwerp International School

Hynek | Czech Republic
Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Currently I am doing my masters in Sustainable Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics at Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. I am or I was expert member of several projects focused on renewable energy sources, specifically small-scale biogas plants. I have research experiences from data collection from Vietnam. About my academicals experiences, since 2013 I am academic senator at faculty and university level, also I am member of disciplinary committee. I have been at several training courses and workshops, at some of them I was as a leader. I have several publications published at conference proceedings from Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. For several years I am also devoted to non-formal education of youth and their involvement.

Hani Khalil Ismirat | Palestine
Projects Manager
Ta'awon Palestinian conflict resolution
Hani Smirat from Palestine / Ramallah / 33 Year >>>>> Master Degree in American Studies, Diploma in negotiation, Diploma in popular nonviolent resistance. Working as Executive Director in organization called Ta'awon Palestinian conflict resolution. Youth activist and a regional Trainer in in field of (working with conflicts) mediation, negotiation, dialogue, community participation, lobbying and advocacy campaigns.

Margie Johnson | USA
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
After being a middle school teacher in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee, Margie Johnson entered the instructional technology field in 2003 as the Instructional Technology Specialist for the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). In this role, she collaborated with schools to deliver effective instructional technology training that included modeling best practices. In addition, she managed the Title IID (Enhancing Educational through Technology) funds for the district and used them to purchase and to create various instructional resources for the district. In 2008, she became the Director of Professional Development where her focus was to leverage technology tools to deliver effective professional development. During this time, she led the development of MNPSTube, the district’s video-on-demand system, and delivery of professional development via various online resources. Currently, she is the Business Intelligence Coordinator for MNPS where she is coordinating the professional learning for creating a data-informed culture throughout the district. This presentation represents best practices from around the country and her experience implementing them in a large urban district.

Michael | United States
Assistant Professor of Sociology
William Penn University
Michael O. Johnston earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2007, Masters of Public Administration from Iowa State University in 2009, and Ph.D. of Public Administration from Walden University in 2014. His dissertation research, entitled Understanding Violent Adolescent Males: Implications for Post-Release Recidivism, is on the barriers and supports to nonviolence for young adult males who were adjudicated or received an informal adjustment for simple assault during middle adolescence. He recently presented his dissertation research at a round-table session during the 69th Annual Meeting for the American Society of Criminology (ASC) on November 20- 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Johnston joined William Penn University as an adjunct instructor for sociology in 2010, was promoted to full-time instructor of sociology in fall 2013, and became an assistant professor of sociology for the university in fall 2014. He continues to serve as a member of adjunct faculty for Buena Vista University and previously taught a semester as a lecturer for Iowa State University in their Masters of Public Administration program. Prior to academia he worked as a lead teacher for a before and after school program. He is the president of Young Professionals (YP) of Pella and is a member of ASC. Dr. Johnston is interested in opportunities to teach (online and brick and mortar), course design (online and brick and mortar), research, serve on dissertation committees, as well as invitations to present on special topics. If you have any of the aforementioned opportunities available or are interested in learning more about him, please feel free to contact him via email at

Joseph Mechirath Joseph | INDIA
Central Board of Secondary Education
An accomplished educationist with holistic & New Generation Learning Technology, passionate to craft a class less society through education where the gulf between the rich and the poor is zero. We may be able to achieve this by: the alignment of educators. The synergy of modern marvels of brain research and information technology, the challenging task of making these learning resources available to the common man. But it must be initiated without delay.

Edward Kahembe | Tanzania
Great Vision English Medium School
I am Tanzanian male, years old, I have been working on Education in Great vision English Medium School for three years. also as a tour organizer for last ten years

Fidan Kalaja | Kosovo
FOL Movement
Fidan Kalaja is a Director of Programs at FOL Movement and currently a co-chair of the Kosovo membership process in Open Government Partnership - OGP. His main duty is overall managing the organization, supervising and monitoring staff and project activities. Planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of organization resources. Defining roles and responsibilities, and providing oversight. Planning and administering both projects and the overall programs. He has a degree on Psychology at the University of Prishtina. He coordinated researches at the Researches Agency Prism Research from 2008 until 2010 and at the Institute for Psychological Researches - IHP from 2006 until 2008. He used to Work as Local Analyst while compiling the Human Development Report - Energy and Development, published by UNDP in 2007.

Aruna Kalyanaraman | India
I have been teaching Math for 18 years. I have taught different curricula CBSE, ICSE,IGCSE ,IB , AP . I have also taught in the US for 7 years. I love and enjoy teaching Math.

Vinod Kumar Kanvaria | INDIA
Department of Education, University of Delhi
Assistant Professor in Education especially Educational Technology at University of Delhi INDIA

Kashyapi | India
National University of Educational Planning and Adminstration
I am working as Assistant Professor in the department of school and non-formal education, National University of Educational Planning and Adminstration, presently involved with the development of the National Center for School Leadership, working on developing school leadership standards and curriculum and course design for principal induction program in the country, researching on school leadership and school effectiveness and associated with governments, institutes and NGOs working in the area of school leadership.

Carol A. Kinzler, Ed.S. | USA
Capella University
Facilitating adult education in the field of Information Technology (IT), specifically at the introduction level with a gaming component is my niche area in higher education at Capella University. Courses at the introduction level have been my specialty area for 14+ years. As a graduate of The School of Information and Technology at Nova Southeastern University I have personally experienced on-ground, distance education, blended distance education, full online and 3Donline gaming education and teaching experiences. Using a 3D gaming platform for an introduction to programming has been my all time favorite venue for facilitating in higher education.

Rolland Kornblau | USA
Whittier City School District
Solutions-oriented IT Leader with notable success administering a broad range of technology initiatives while participating in planning, analysis and implementation of networking solutions and maintenance of infrastructure. Provide vision and leadership abilities running a department and supervising personnel. Track record of increasing responsibility in network design, systems development and project management. Hands on experience with all stages of computer hardware, software, troubleshooting and network implementation. Influence technology decisions by negotiating win-win solutions. Proactive communication and building relationships with technical and non-technical staff.

Paula Lameu | UK
University of Birmingham
I have been an English teacher for 15 years and I have studied the use of technology in Education and its unfluence in the process of subjectification of students and teachers.

Bhogendra Lamichhane | Nepal
Project Manager
Global Action Nepal
I have done masters degree in English education in first division from Tribhuwan University, Nepal. Throughout my career, I have maintained the highest performance within the diverse range of social and cultural context. I have been involved in projects planning, implementation, monitoring, documentation, budget management of the projects, trainings and workshops, effective coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the projects, development of proposals and fund raising and carrying out researches.

Carl Lashley | USA
UNC Greensboro
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I teach education law and special education law and policy. I am also active in the University's efforts to protect participants in research and to develop a climate of ethical research. I use technology in my teaching and research through a platform called flashpoints48--a collection of social media platforms that disseminate information and encourage discourse on matters related to education.

Sérgio Carreira Leal | Portugal
University of Lisbon
My 11-year experience in teaching and in education research motivated me to the use of technology in education and my specializations are the use of ICT in Education, Teaching of Physics and Chemistry, Didactics of Physics and Chemistry and Entrepreneurship education.

Julie Lindsay | Australia
Global Collaboration and Education Consultant
Learning Confluence / Flat Connections
Julie is a global educator, innovator, leader and author. She has led the way in technology-infused connections and collaborations across six countries including Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As an IT Director in international schools she implemented 1:1 learning and worked with teachers from K-12 on pedagogical applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing. She also developed a unique approach to global collaboration using Web 2.0 tools and connected learning approaches. Now back in Australia as a consultant, presenter, workshop leader and conference designer she is kept busy as Director of Learning Confluence, founder of Flat Connections, Global Collaboration Consultant for THINK Global School and Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education. Julie is completing her EdD with the University of Southern Queensland with a focus on facilitating positive social change through effective pedagogy for technology-infused collaboration. Find out more:, @julielindsay

Pedro Manuel B. O. Lobo | Macau
Portuguese School of Macau
Born in Portugal and graduated in IT & Management, IT Teacher since 1995, I'm also the IT Manager and Servers Manager at the Portuguese School of Macau (China), a school with students from 1st grade to K12.

Laura Lowder | USA
Pfeiffer University
I am currently working to prepare preservice teachers to teach students in K12 settings. Among my areas of expertise is technology integration to support learning needs. My experience includes teaching at the K-6 level, graduate work in curriculum and instruction as well as educational technology, and post-secondary instruction in education.

Francis J. Lynott III, Phd | USA
University of Nebraska @ Kearney
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology and sports Science department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). I was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico in 2010. Since then, I have been at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. During my time at UNK I have taught a variety of physical education methods courses. I have been pursuing a line of research that helps to identify and promote what the National Association of Physical Education refers to as “best practices.” These practices include the use of differentiated instruction, the promotion of increasing student’s occurrence of moderate to vigorous physical activity and what constitutes an “effective” physical education program. I have also taught in a wide array of schools as a Physical educator, English and Social Studies teacher. My career as an educator has provided me with the opportunities to teach in the Republic of South Korea, Kuwait, rural Alaska and inner-city environments. My teaching experiences have provided me with a unique perspective on the role of education both domestically and globally. I look forward to being able to add and learn more from being an active member of the Technology Information Center Administrative Leadership organization.

Robyn MacKillop, Ph.D. | USA
Online Teaching Academy
Dr. Robyn MacKillop is a researcher, author, speaker, online education expert, and the CEO and Executive Director of Online Teaching Academy. Dr. MacKillop's education, experience, and focus lead to the building of great online courses and the working with teachers and trainers becoming the best possible in developing student engagement and success online.

James Maguire | United States
Franklin K. Lane Campus
Jim Maguire has been scheduling and organizing comprehensive high schools with diverse populations in Queens and Brooklyn, NYC, since 2004, ranging in size from 200 to 3,500 students, and in dynamic from one large school with multiple campuses to many smaller schools located on a single campus. He currently schedules four high schools located at the Franklin K. Lane Campus, where he is also a Dean of Students. As a science teacher, he has taught biology, earth science, ecology, environmental science, forensics, and developed curricula for planetary and stellar astronomy courses. He will receive a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, in the Spring of 2013.

Arshad Mahmood | Pakistan
Library Officer
State Bank of Pakistan
Mr. Arshad Mahmood is Director of a professional association Pakistan Library Club (PLC) and working as Library Officer in State Bank of Pakistan since 2008. Arshad Mahmood is an MPhil Scholar and author of 5 research papers. His two research papers accepted in International conferences i.e. ICOASL 2008 (India) and ICOASL 2011 (Tokyo, Japan). He is currently serving as Library Officer at State Bank of Pakistan. Mr. Mahmood has 12 years library profession experience in a variety of national and international organizations i.e. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Islamabad Club, International Islamic University (IIU), National Library of Pakistan and State Bank of Pakistan. As a Director of Pakistan Library Club (PLC) he has organized various seminars, training workshops for LIS professionals in Pakistan. Mr. Arshad Mahmood is a member of organizing committee of PLA National Conference in 2007. Mr. Mahmood is a life member of Pakistan Library Association and also member of various national and international organizations.

Md. Anwarul Azim Majumder | UK
University of Bradford
Dr. Md. Anwarul Azim Majumder is a medical educationist, currently a Lecturer at the Clinical Sciences Department at the University of Bradford, UK. He worked in the Centre for Medical Education, Bangladesh and the Department of Medical Education of the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia and was actively involved with innovation and experimentation of community-oriented medical education, competency-based education and problem-based learning. He has extensive experience in HRH management, education and training; planning, development and evaluation of medical, dental, nursing and allied health professional curricula; and designing, conducting and evaluation of faculty development programmes for the teachers on teaching methodology, curriculum planning, program evaluation, quality assurance in medical education, medical ethics, educational research etc. Dr. Majumder was the Founder Secretary General of the National Association of Medical Education (NAME), Bangladesh. He is currently serving as the Chairperson of Union of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine (URMPM), Bangladesh Society, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advances in Medical Education and Practice and Executive Director of South East Asia Journal of Public Health.

Dr.G.M.Malik | India
M.A.English,M.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.Education. Formerly Dean & Head,Faculty of Education,Head,Department of Psychology,Director,Life-Long Learning & State Resource Centre.

Antonette Maristela | Philippines
Teacher 1
Department of Education
Antonette C. Maristela, Teacher 1 at Concepcion Pequena National High School (under the Department of Education, Philippines). Bachelor of Arts In Economics (March 1986), Ateneo de Naga University Naga City; Certificate in Family Ministry (March 2001), Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (Academic Course finished, 27 units), Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City; Certificate in Dance Therapy, UK School of Dance Therapy (online, with Distinction); Master of Arts in Education, Major in Guidance and Counseling (18 units taken, with Psychology subjects), Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City.

Pheo Martin PhD | USA
Realizing Education's Potential Institute
Dr. Martin is Director of Realizing Education’s Potential Institute. Dr Martin has been an instructor in K-12, a principal, a college administrator, and faculty member at the community college, college, and university levels. She currently is Director of Realizing Education’s Potential Institute, and 21st Leadership Institute. – using on her strong background in wellness and business, as well as education. Because of her interdisciplinary approach to education she has an extensive background in education, psychology, physiology, philosophy, history, anatomy, developmental reading and writing, kinesiology, eastern and western spirituality/wisdom traditions, music, poetry, and photography. This work is now directly contributing to the rapidly developing area of Wellness in several areas of education ─ from curriculum to wellness programming for students teachers/faculty and staff. She is an Educational Theory Re-conceptualist, Curriculum Development and Design Innovator, Multimedia Creator, Author. She has presented and published internationally, and is promoting the significant trends in 21st century education.

Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan Masud | Bangladesh
A guest faculty of Public Health at BUHS & Consultant at UNICEF, he did his Masters in Public Health at State University of Bangladesh and Master of Health Economics at University Of Dhaka.He is an Academician and Researcher in the field of Public Health for more than 9 years. His teaching areas are Health Informatics, Epidemiology, Tobacco Control and Health Economics. He worked in different research projects such as Tobacco Control, Health Informatics, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Air Quality Monitoring-PM2.5,Maternal and Child Health; Pay for Performance (P4P); Wetland Biodiversity Rehabilitation Project; Chronic Arsenic Poisoning; National Household Corruption Survey; Elderly People Health Care Seeking Behavior; National Tuberculosis Program. He worked in several high impact international collaborative projects like Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2009 Bangladesh that a project of CDC, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and World Health Organization; P4P that a project of UNICEF & Population Council. He worked in World Health Organization in 2011. He is a Mentor at Bangladesh Science Outreach since April 2014.Dr. Jakir is working as Advisor- Public Health Informatics & Global Affairs at Global Unification International since April 2014.

Rhonda McCoy | USA
Information Curriculum Specialist
Paine College Collins-Callaway Library/LRC
Rhonda McCoy, an Instructor in the Library, received an M.S.F.E in Instructional Technology from Troy State University in 2001 and a B.A. in Psychology from Augusta State University in 1998. She completed all coursework and comprehensive exams for a PhD from Capella University with a concentration in Instructional Design for Online Learning and Psychology. She has been employed with Paine College since 2001, serving first in the Education Division where she taught how to integrate technology into the classroom. Currently as Information Curriculum Specialist, she is the primary provider of reference and other instructional services in the Library and she is currently implementing an Information Literacy program for students.

Michelle McGarvey | US
Flat Classroom

Md. Asad Miah | Bangladesh
Head teacher
Ramkrishno Girls' High School
I am the Headmaster of a girls’ high school and part-time head teacher of Bhulananda Night High School that is mainly for working children. I have had a successful career in education over past 30 years. I am a Teacher trainer of secondary English for BRAC-PACE, HDO and TQI-SEP(a project of ministry of education of Bangladesh). Formerly I have been a tutor of Bangladesh Open University of B.Ed programme and lecturer of Darul Ahsan university. I was awarded TEA(Teaching Excellence and achievement) fellowship on TEFL initiated by IREX and US state Department. I have joined British council connecting classroom partnership program in UK. I am BA.Hons, MA, B.Ed and MSS. I am the chairperson of UKBET-SCELTA) and BELTA (Sylhet Chapter).I have been joined as a speaker and delegate of the 38th IATEFL International conference in UK and attended as speaker of 3rd ASIA-TEFL international conference in China. I have also been attended an international workshop in Philippines on 2012.

Dr. Santosh Kumar | India
Population Education Resource Centre (PERC), Department of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension Work, S. N. D. T. Women's University, Mumbai, India (
I am researcher & demographer employed with the S. N. D. T. Women’s University (SNDTWU, located at Mumbai in India. I underwent training in demography from the IIPS, Mumbai, India. ( I acquired Ph. D. in 1999. I am Reviewer/Editorial Board Member for 31 international journals. I have reviewed papers for 5 international conference sessions, including EURAM 2014 Conference (4-7 June 2014, University of Valencia, Spain, My subject areas of interest include: population & development education, issues pertaining to population-development linkages, education for sustainable development, adult & continuing education/non-formal/extension education, etc. I have (a) co-authored 5 research studies (published by the SNDTWU); (b) presented 32 papers for national conferences & 11 papers for international conferences, & (c) authored/co-authored 5 handbooks/booklets (published by the SNDTWU, 5 books, & 11 book chapters. In addition, I have 30 articles published in national journals and 18 in international journals. I was previously awarded Government of India fellowship at the IIPS (1986-1987) and travel scholarship for sharing my research views at international conferences and summits held at Karachi (Pakistan), Dare es Salaam (Tanzania), Stockholm (Sweden), Madison (USA), and Dushanbe (Tajikistan). I am Advisory Board Member of the American Academic & Scholarly Research Center ( and Reviewer–cum–International Advisory Board Member for the AASRC 2013 International Conference – Beirut, Lebanon ( page_id=803). I was invited as Guest Speaker at the Pakistan’s 11th International Convention on Quality Improvement-ICQU, 2007 (organized by PIQC Institute of Quality Improvement, Lahore), Karachi, Pakistan, November 26-27, 2007.

Leila Mohajeri | Iran
Narjes Middle school
PhD in environment , working on education and research systems.

Hesham Mohamed | USA
Senior Librarian
Queens Library
Masters in Information and Library Science, Doctor in Management and Organizational Leadership, Doctor in Information Systems and Technology, Senior Librarian Queens Library.

Sean Thomas Moroney | Austria / Singapore
Leader for Digital Learning
Vienna Int'l School / Netiquette
As a dedicated Life Long Learner, and Educator I am honored to participate in the ECIS Tech Conference 2015. I currently work at the Vienna International School as the Leader for Digital Learning -a school-wide role focused on growing and developing best learning and teaching practice via the optimal application of digital technologies. I also work in a consultancy: NetEtiquette, and have collaborated with other educational entities dedicated to serving, developing, interconnecting, and empowering learning communities. Partner groups I've worked with include The Learning Revolution, Flat Connections /Classroom, the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), Teachers Without Borders, the Free Software Foundation and Free and Astronomers Without Borders. I welcome all opportunities to share and exchange and can best be reached at: @seantm and/or

Dr. Lt. S. Sangara Nachiar | India
Director/Associate professor/Former NCC officer
Lady Doak College,Madurai
I am the library director of JX Miller Library. Attended NCC Pre Commissioned Officers Training Course at Gwalior and secured Commandant Silver Medal. As Librarian was honored as the prominent Alumnae of Holy Cross College on the occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day with Gold Medal. Received Renowned Alumane Award on March 8th 2005. As NCC officer Lt. was awarded with an Outstanding ANO’s Award of Madurai Group in appreciation of her contribution in training the cadets for RDC NIA Presentation and flag Area at the Felicitation function organized by Madurai Group on 15/3/2005. Oberlin Shansi Visiting Scholar.Oberlin, USA.

Shelbee R. Nguyen | USA
Asst. Professor of Education
Kennesaw State University
SHELBEE R. NGUYEN is an Assistant Professor of Education at Kennesaw State University in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies. Her research focuses on socio-cultural influences for adult and higher education learners with emphasis on study abroad and international education.

Garry Nimanya | UGANDA
I am an experienced educator. Holder of Masters in education from Walsh University(USA). Passionate about education for empowerment. An education officer in Uganda and lecturer at Kampala international University. Director of an education for empowerment consultancy called ROGAR consult in Kampala, Uganda. Available to share my expertise, research and knowledge, skills and philosophy about education matters world wide.

Phyllis A. Noda, Ed.D. | USA
Eastern michigan University
Dr. Noda occupied nearly every rung of the education ladder fromhigh school classroom to the university lecture halls as teacher,program administrator, project director, Executive Director and charter school director. She has designed and managed development by teachers of over 45 Teachers' Guides and Manuals in Character Education (K-12 all subjects); Multicultural Education, and Ethnic Studies. research and evaluation for major federal grants and contracts, Fortune 500s, energy and security organizations. Wrote contracts for over 1/2 billion over a period of 25 years of service for public and private sector entities. Active in urban education, bilingual education and CTE.

Gary Obermeyer | United States
Learning Options
I'm a former farm kid, rock-n-roller, and art teacher from Nebraska; now living and working in Portland, Oregon. For more than two decades I have focused my professional energies on networking school-centered change initiatives that engage practitioners in designing, implementing, and learning from their innovative efforts. My passions, theories, and learnings are summarized in a presentation I call Growing Into Schools of the Future.

Bankole Olatunji Ojo | Nigeria
Project System Co-ordinator
Sustainable Education Empowerment & Development (SEED)
I am humanitarian/researcher/developer on developmental programmes and projects, working on sustainable development programme.

Alfred Okello | Uganda
Head teacher, National Viceman of Association of Secondary School Head teachers of Uganda
Lango College
A professionally trained teacher, Head teacher of a High School, B. Sc degree, Post graduate qualifications in Education, Computer Science and Human Resource Management. Vice Chair of Association of Secondary School Head teachers of Uganda; a Validated Facilitator for the Global Connecting Classrooms initiative of the British Council for both School Leadership and Global Citizenship programs. Member of Boards of schools.

Ada Okika | USA
Friends of Education forAfrican Children Orphaned By AIDS
Ada Chinwe Okika is the Executive Director and UN Main Representative for Friends of Education for African Children Orphaned by AIDS (FEACOBA) and World Igbo Congress, NGOs in Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council at the United Nations. As the UN Main Representative, Ada Okika participates in most programs on HIV/AIDS, Women, Children and Youths through UN Committees, Commission and Agencies including the UN Women, UNESCO, UNICEF,UNFPA,UNAIDS, Africana Women Working Group at the UN, Working Group on Girls and NGOSCSW and has presented statements in these dimensions. Ada Okika has contributed immensely to advance women's rights, gender equality, Youths and Education of Children. Ada Okika is currently running a global initiative on ONE MILLION FRIENDS to Support Universal Education (MDG 2) and EDUCATION FIRST INITIATIVE of UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon for AIDS Orphan and less privilege children.

Wendy L. Oliver | United States
Vice President of Learning, Research and Assessment
Randa Solutions
After Dr. Oliver’s national recognition and leadership experience founding The State of Tennessee nationally recognized online learning program, e4TN, she began working deeper in research and implementation of blended and online learning environments throughout the world. The natural tie of online learning and assessment led Dr. Oliver to publish work on teacher effectiveness in the online environment, such as, Investigating Whether a Value-Added Teaching Effectiveness Model Designed for Traditional Classrooms Can be Used to Measure Online Teaching Quality, and her experience in digital leadership provided the opportunity to publish in Lessons learned from virtual schools: Experiences and recommendations from the field. Dr. Oliver’s experience in digital learning and her expertise in assessment and evaluation have led to her current position as the Vice President of Learning, Research and Assessment for RANDA Solutions, an education data intelligence company based in Nashville. Wendy Oliver is poised to become one of the nation’s preeminent voices in online and blended learning, as her Blended & Online Learning Practice Frameworks are unveiled in 2014. The announcement will include the release of four related software applications, professional publications, and related upcoming professional development videos and supporting materials

Christiana Oluwatoyin | Nigeria
Executive Director
Adolescence Panorama Initiative
I am a the President and Executive Director of Adolescence Panorama Initiative (; a community centric development organization that is linking services to broader concerns for adolescent well-being in areas of education, and support services, health and vocation. Our mission is to safeguard the well-being of adolescents in indigenous cultures in Nigeria. Our vision is a world of cultures and societies void of ills.

Luis Alfonso Rodriguez Orozco | Colombia.
Tecnológica Fitec.
Lic. en Ciencias de la Educacion, profesor virtual del área Ambiental.

Rising John Osazuwa | Nigeria
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Rising John Osazuwa is a Senior Systems Analyst in the Management Information System Unit, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Management Information System/Information & Communication Technology Development practitioner with over seventeen years experience. I am an alumnus of the University of Benin, Nigeria; Diplo Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland; International Telecommunication Union Academy Geneva, Switzerland, ThoughtWorks Academy and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ, Germany.

Molly A. Gawo Ouma | KENYA
A female Kenyan citizen born in 1962, married , christian. Taught since 1987. An Educationist with a Diploma in Education -1990, Bachelor's degree in Education - Kenyatta University - 2002; Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management -University of Nairobi - 2005, Masters' Degree in Educational Administration -University of Nairobi - 2011 and and Ongoing PhD in Educational Administration and Planning - Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Has been a teacher of 7-15 year- olds (Primary Schol) for 15 years, 16 - 18 year olds (Secondary School) for 3 years and tertiary level for 7 years. Research done on Levels of Job Satisfaction among teachers of Public Primary schools in the Slums of Nairobi city. Currently - Educational Administrator.

Rohini A. Parikh | USA
Teachers College Columbia University
I am an informed, driven, and dynamic Education Management and International Education professional, former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and former U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow currently employed with the New York City Department of Education. I have extensive experience as a high school English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Humanities teacher, teacher trainer, and subject matter expert to culturally and linguistically diverse high school students and adults. I hold New York State permanent teaching certifications in English (7-12) and in ESL (K-12). I began my English teaching career as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer at Mianyang Teachers College in the People's Republic of China. Since that time, I was selected as a U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Selcuk University in Konya, Turkey and at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. I was also awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities research grant where I studied the literature of Italian poet Dante Alighieri at the University of Siena in Siena, Italy. I hold the following academic degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park; a Master of Public Policy as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow from Duke University; and a Master of Arts in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages as a U.S. Peace Corps Fellow from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Eldon Pascoe | Ecuador and Australia
Teepee Consulting
Eldon is the former head of a leading international school, a recognised authority in Gifted and Talented education and respected professional learning provider. He has a Bachelors degree in Education and a Masters in Education (Gifted Education) Eldon is a member of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, a former member of the Latin American Heads Conference and has previously been a member of the Heads Standing Association of the IBO; the British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce; and the Australian Business Club of Peru.

Dhruba Pathak | Israel
Research Scholar
I am researcher in Neuroscience. I am trying to understand physiology of single neuron and it's role in health and diseases.

Margaret S. Patterson | USA
Teacher, Team Leader
Harlingen CISD
Teaches English and Speech in the Rio Grande Valley region of Deep South Texas. Specializes in working with adolescent girls considered At-Risk. Volunteers as an English teacher in Mexico and South America and is planning to go to Africa this winter to teach as well. Is certified as a project based learning, flipped classroom, and digital classroom teacher. Holds a Master's degree in Adolescent Literacy and Technology and is working on a PhD in Global and Comparative Education. Has written several articles and is currently writing a book about adolescent girls and their experiences in the Rio Grande region.

Agnes R. Pesimo | Philippines
Partido State University
I am an Associate Professor and provides lectures in chemistry and research at Partido State University, Philippines. My research interests are focused on microscale Chemistry, teaching innovations and strategies, environmental studies, and product development.

Blair Peterson | Brazil
Graded School
Blair is currently the high school principal at Graded, The American School of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has served as a principal in international schools over the past 12 years. Prior to coming to Brazil he worked at Mont'Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador. He is passionate about creating schools which are relevant for today's students.

Jeff Piontek | USA
Hawaii Stream Academy
Jeff Piontek is an author, keynote speaker and teacher (most importantly). He has worked with U.S. school districts nationally on affecting educational change and reform. Jeff is a former Director of Instructional and Informational Technology for the NYC Department of Education and State Science Specialist for the Hawaii Department of Education. Jeff is an educational innovator and has been the keynote for many conferences nationally and internationally, working in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and China. His expertise in educational technology includes design thinking, digital storytelling, mobile learning, the common core and the design of innovative spaces for learning. He has received many accolades including an award for “Innovation in the Economy by an Individual” from the Governor of the State of Hawaii for his STEM education work.

Claudia Popescu | Romania
Head of LifeLong Learning
Public Library George Baritiu Brasov
As head of LLL department, my main activities and responsibilities are design and coordinate the educational programs for library patrons, coordinate the continuing professional development program and development the new library projects for the community benefit.

Darla Posney | USA
PA Virtual Charter School
Darla Posney is a seasoned educator who has spent the last 12 years helping to create a premiere online school. At present she directly oversees the special education services area of 34 staff members and 504 students. She also provides professional learning opportunities to a staff of 150 teachers who are actively engaged in action research.

Arthur Preston | South Africa
Elkanah House School
I am the principal of Elkanah House Senior Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa. I speak on conferences and seminars around Southern Africa on issues such as 21st century curriculum development, effective use of educational technology in the classroom, social media as an educational and marketing tool, and general school leadership issues. As founder of South Africa's first and only Twitter chat for teachers, #edchatsa, I have developed a network of incredible teachers and activists in South African education and am continually inspired and motivated by their passion to build South Africa one child at a time.

Michelle Priola | USA
STEM Coordinator
Adams 12 Five Star School District
I am currently serving as a STEM Coordinator at STEM Launch, a k-8 school. We utilize problem based learning as a major component of our STEM model. Many aspects of my position as the STEM Coordinator include linking outside entities to our school and creating opportunities for field experiences, guest speakers, and expert panelists to work with our students. We use blended learning, flipped classrooms, and web-based software frequently in our school and outside of the school day to extend our students' learning. I am interested in helping to promote and explore leverage points in the systems of education, industry, and technology.

Rafael Reséndiz Ramírez | México
National Association of Teachers of Mathematics (Baja California Delegation)
Engineering doctoral student, Master of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Philosophy degree in theology, biblical theology specialist, high school math teacher, high school teacher of civics and ethics, a university professor.

Damian Rentoule | United States
Le Jardin Academy, Oahu
I am a middle school principal at Le Jardin Academy, Oahu and have been an educator for 18 years working in public and state schools in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Japan and the United States. I have an interest in educational research in the area of classroom discourse, specifically related to closing the gap between written curriculum and taught curriculum. I am involved in teacher education for the International Baccalaureate and believe firmly in the power of professional learning networks.

Lauren Rickey, Ed.D. | United States
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
I enjoy a rich history of service in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools through teaching, administration, planning, organizing, and directing multiple initiatives to increase instructional quality, leadership capacity, and high school reform; leading our students’ toward graduating on-time. I value sharing with other school leaders throughout the world on how we can grow service to our shared students.

Dr. Eduardo Raul Rivas | Canada
Leadership Professor
Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Eduardo R. Rivas has over 30+ years of experience in the field of Education, (Elementary, Secondary, College and University- undergraduate, graduate and doctoral), Performance Improvement, Strategic Planning, Organizational Leadership, Educational Leadership, Administration and Quality Improvement. He has served as a Teacher, School and District Administrator, college and university Professor at the undergraduate, graduate and post graduate levels and in Senior Level College/University Administration. Recently he served as Dean at Miami Dade College and most recently Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Universidad de San Buenaventura (Bogota, Colombia). He is currently Leadership Program Professor at Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and President/CEO, Instituto de Liderazgo y Excelencia/Institute for Leadership and Excellence (Bogota, Colombia). Dr. Rivas has numerous university degrees. Two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Elementary Education and the second in Social Studies Education both from Florida International University. He also has three Master’s degrees, one in Mathematics and Computer Education with certification in Administration and Supervision from Nova Southeastern University a second in Social Studies Education from Florida International University and his third from Escuela Europea de Direccion y Empresa (Human Resources) Master’s program – Real Centro Universitario Escorial (Madrid, Spain). Dr. Rivas also has received an Educational Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University with specialization in Administration and a Doctor of Education degree in Leadership from the University of Miami.

Gupteswar Rao | India
school resources india
Am an educator & a motivator with immense school experience trying to transform the Indian teaching community by way of offering resources, conducting presentations and workshops. Spent about 18 months in USA and attended a lot of webinars and presentations concerning schools and teacher enrichment programs. An ardent advocator of Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory and Quality School/Teacher concepts. Also am trying to introduce VoiceThread in Indian schools.

Carole Robertson-Fenn | United States
i-Ed, Inc.
Senior international project manager with greatest strengths in training and managing international education projects. Early adopter and advisor on emerging educational technology for K-12, youth,teacher, and adult capacity development training programs.

Rosabel Roig-Vila | Spain
Assistant Professor
University of Alicante
Dr. Rosabel Roig-Vila has a Ph.D. in Pedagogy and is currently a lecturer [in Spanish: “Profesora Titular”] at the University of Alicante, Spain, where she was Dean at the Faculty of Education. She is editor of Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research ( She is specializes in ICT and Education, and has published a number of learned papers and monographies and given various lectures on the subject (in Spain and abroad). She is the researcher-in-chief for ICT and Education R+D of IVITRA ( She has written a lot of publications about ICT and Education such as: Investigar el Cambio Curricular en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (2007) y La articulación de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la educación (2003) –published at New York: Edwin Mellen Press. She has received several awards, such as the “Education and Society Award” (1995) from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and the “Premio Extaordinario de Doctorado” at the University of Alicante. She has participated in research projects in Spanish institutions and the European Union. Since 2003 she is the Chairperson of the following postgraduate studies at the University of Alicante, devoted to ICT and Education and e-learning ( Máster en Educación y Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación. See more at:

Donna Roman | United States
CUSD 304
Educator interested in edtech, PBL, global education, and progressive individualized professional development.

Michelle Ronksley-Pavia | Australia
Griffith University
Michelle is a researcher in education, writer and teacher, particularly of gifted children. Michelle has participated in conferences and discussions at embassies, World, National and State levels on the education of gifted and talented students and those termed twice-exceptional (gifted students with disabilities). Michelle's qualifications include a Master's Degree in Gifted and Talented Education. Michelle is currently engaged in PhD research at an Australian university where she is researching perceptions of twice-exceptional students. Michelle is an educational researcher and lecturers in gifted and special education and has published numerous journal articles and conference presentations on gifted and talented children. Michelle also presents professional development for teachers and educators, throughout the UK, Belgium and Australia in the field of gifted education.

Hassan Sattar | Pakistan
Managing Director & CEO
Silver Oaks School System
Having studied Commerce (1st Degree); Account, Finance & Economics (2nd Degree) followed by Graduate study & research in Development Economics at University of Oxford, I have worked in Oil & Gas; Banking & Education industries over 18 years with resident & project assignments in 14 countries across Europe (UK, Holland); Africa (Morocco); Middle East (UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon), Far East (Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore) and South Asia (Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh). After setting up & heading a Multi-National Bank in Abu Dhabi, my last Corporate sector assignment, I returned to Pakistan in 2010 to join the cause of “making a difference by developing enlightened leadership of tomorrow” and have been working on enhancing the effectiveness and impact of education in Pakistan for the last four years. I have also co-authored original research on the impact of structured intervention of giving formal life skills' training.

Anuraag Saxena | Singapore
Regional Head, Asia
World Education Foundation, UK
Anuraag is the Asia Head for the World Education Foundation, UK (, and leads the Asia partnerships and entry-strategy. In this capacity, he enables schools and educational-institutions in the K-12 segment with: a) Tools and strategies to measure-and-improve learning-outcomes; b) Creating trust-tools for schools to interact with an extended set of stakeholders, such as parents, regulators, boards-of-education, etc; and c) Building relationships with grant-makers and multi-lateral agencies in the education space. Anuraag is an accountant-turned-banker-turned-entrepreneur and is keenly interested in the social impact space in Asia and Africa. He is keenly vested in the education space and believes it is the “ticket out, for most Asian economies to claim their rightful place”. When he is not working, he can be found at stand-up comedy shows or diving.

Art Schneiderheinze, Ph.D. | United States
Educational Leader, Instructional Designer
Kendall College

Daisy Selloane Selematsela | South Africa
Executive Director
National Research Foundation
Areas of interest: knowledge management, information literacy, research evaluation (metrics); research data management; LIS leadership; mentoring; records and document management; digitisation/preservation; OA.

Muhammad Shahbaz | Pakistan
Library Officer
Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench
In the field of Librarianship I have served with excellence and have gained experience in all areas of public service, technology support, and innovation implementation. I have completed my MS(Management Sciences), Master in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS), Master in Political Sciences and B.Ed. I have served at University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore Leads University (LLU), Bahria University Lahore Campus (BULC) and recently doing work at Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench, Rawalpindi. I am the active member of Pakistan Librarian Association (PLA), Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organizations(PLWO) and Punjab University Library Information Sciences Alumina Association (PULISAA)

Mohammad Shahzaman | Bangladesh
Assistant Teacher
Batakandi High School
I am Mohammad Shahzaman 34. I am a teacher of Batakandi High School in Titas under district of Bangladesh. I want to share to global education.

Binod | Nepal
Official Representative
Youth for Human Rights Campaign Nepal
I am working in Youth for Human Rights International Nepal Chapter, I have 12 Years experience in IT field and 5 Years working experience in Human Rights Education Awareness and 4 years Experience in Disaster Relief I am continue my master degree in MCA and good experience in education sector and promoting sector.

Loreen | Canada
Senior Management Consultant
Star-Ting Inc
Born in Calgary, AB, Canada, Loreen Sherman inherited a pioneer-entrepreneurial spirit and with over 30 years of interdisciplinary experience she shares insights on the entrepreneurial mindset, ways to advance business and deploy growth initiatives. She is a sought after speaker and a multiple-book bestselling author. She attained Faculty certification with the Apollo Group, earned a Master of Business Administration and holds a degree in Geology and Earth Sciences. She is a co-founder of Star-Ting Inc, a management consulting firm and provides strategic advice to executives.

Ashley Sills | USA
Associate Director of Development for Global Issues Network
Global Issues Network
Ashley Sills has been dedicated to empowering youth through project based learning and socio-environmental activism for as long as she can remember. She has worked with the Global Issues Network and schools around the world to connect a network of students and educators who have realized and are committed to their global citizenry. As global citizens, this network is dedicated to partnering with their local communities to solve global issues through life long-learning and local activism. The Global Issues Network holds student led conferences in soon to be all regions of the world. All GIN Conference participants present their work and create a film highlighting their message. These conferences are a space for students and educators to develop their local community projects through peer-to-peer problem solving and edification.

Brook Singletary | United States
Instructional Technology Specialist

Julia Skinner | United Kingdom
100 Word Challenge
I am a retired primary head teacher who is a Chair of a pupil referral unit. I am the founder of 100 Word Challenge ( which links classes across the world. I am an avid Tweeter with over 6500 followers.

Gabe Soumakian | USA
Oxnard Union High School District

Herman Ssebuliba | South Africa
Executive Vice President
I am an enthusiastic, a leader, creative, open-minded and self-motivated person, who is looking to build upon my experience. I am an achiever who takes on and achieves stretch challenges and targets whilst maintaining a high service standard. I am fully capable of working independently, as well as a team player who aims at creating collaborative relationships with others by offering support, sharing ideas and best practices.

Susan Stillman | USA
Director of Education, Global Office
Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network
I am the Six Seconds’ Director of Education, Global Office and dedicated to supporting educators in the teaching, practice, and measurement of EQ. I am a former K-12 school counselor, who has consulted on the implementation of social emotional learning around the world. Former chair of the Social Emotional Learning Special Interest Group at AERA, I offers workshops, webinars, certification programs, strategic planning, and research assistance for both K-12 schools and also universities who wish to integrate SEL into their programs. On two university faculties, I mentor students and chair doctoral committees in SEL, educational leadership, and grounded theory. I am an Institute for Social Innovation Fellow at Fielding Graduate University. Interested in aligning with others to support positive change though Emotional Intelligence and Social Emotional Learning.

Annette Swierzbinski | USA
Executive Director
Others Are Us
My three areas of passionate involvement are arts, education and advocacy. I trained as an artist, went on to get education credentials and then leaped into law school. I have done large scale installations focused on issues confronting us at a variety of venues. I believe education is a right and have worked to improve education in the schools most left behind by underfunding and populations lacking political clout. I strongly feel arts are a critical part of every truly functional society and continue to work towards greater recognition of their importance for all human beings young, old or in-between. I founded Others Are Us in 2012 as a vehicle for connecting youth from different cultures and backgrounds through art and technology.

Sadaf Taimur | Pakistan
Head of Brand & Co-Curricular
Silver Oaks School
Having studied Chemistry, Zoology & Applied Psychology (1st Under Graduation Degree); Environmental Sciences (2nd Masters Degree) followed by an international publication in International journal of Environmental Engineering (Research paper was presented in an international conference, Malaysia) & Educational Planning & Management (3rd Masters Degree), the co-author has been a member of Silver Oaks School since 2011, commencing her role as Planning Manager & Chief of Staff. After spending one & a half year in the role, she took up her place on the Institutional Management Committee as Head of Brand & Co-Curricular in March 2013. Further she has an experience of: community work in NCPC (National Cleaner Production Center) and internship in Federal Ministry of Environment.

Dr. M. Monte Tatom | United States
Director of iLearn Program, Associate Professor of Education
Freed-Hardeman University
Dr. Tatom is enjoying developing his skills as Director of iLearn Program and serving as lead Qualitative Researcher for iLearn Program and the iKnow 2.0 at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in Henderson, TN. Dr. Tatom received his Ed.D. from Auburn University in Educational Administration in March 1998. Dr. Tatom is also an Associate Professor in Education for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at FHU. Along with directing the iLearn Program, he also teaches EDU 642 - Advanced Technology for Educators in the Fall and Spring terms. He also serves as the chairperson for the TN State Board of Education's Advisory Council for Teacher Education and Certification.

Carol Teitelman | United States
Coordinator, Distance Learning
Education Service Center, Region 13
Carol Teitelman is the Coordinator of Distance Learning for ESC Region XIII in Austin, TX. After working in government, she was drawn back into education when she saw the immense impact that computer technology can have in providing a meaningful and individualized education for each and every student. A classroom teacher of computer applications in middle school and a special education teacher, Carol taught for over 12 years before moving to a position that provided professional development for educators in applying technology to classroom practice. Carol is currently the Coordinator for Distance Learning in Central Texas and is an advocate for using all methods of virtual classrooms, mobile devices and video conferences to tear down the wall of classrooms and make learning a universal experience. She is known for her lively, humorous presentations filled with ideas that are practical and powerful in changing classrooms to connected communities of learners.

Shalon Thomas | USA
Director, Instructional Technology
Shalon brings to ClassLink a depth of experience in instructional technology to support student engagement and progress. Prior to joining our team, she led the product vision and use of Benchmark Education Company’s online K-12 literacy resources for teaching, learning and assessment. She moved to New York from beautiful Monterey California, where she led sales, marketing and management of National Geographic School Publishing’s technology for PreK-12 English Language Learners. She received her B.A. and Masters’ degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C. At ClassLink, Shalon is responsible for demonstrating the easy way to personalize the delivery of learning resources on any device, anytime, everywhere by students and teachers using our award winning LaunchPad solution. Shalon is dedicated to service to all mankind through the international programs of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She enjoys cooking, the cultural arts, golf and travel.

Shayne Train | Canada
Curriculum Leader, Teacher
Tiferes Bais Yaakov High School
I am a visual art and computer literacy teacher with an interest in educational technology, online taxonomy (classifying and organizing what I find on the web!) and special ed/differentiation. I am also chair of my school's professional development committee and am currently organizing an Ed Camp experience for our end-of-year meeting. I've been a participant, moderator and presenter in on-line conferences and am so grateful to be learning from the comfort of my own home!

Nicki Ugalde | USA

Asmat Ullah | Pakistan
Mr. Asmatullah Asmi was born on January 1, 1992 in Killa Saifullah, Balochistan. He has got his early education from BRC Loralai and graduated in History from GC University Lahore with distinction by securing Gold Medal and Academic Roll of Honour. He has worked as the President of Razi Literary Forum at BRC. He has also served as the Youth Foreign Minister at QYA , Vice President of Library Society and Quiz Master at Ravian Quiz Society at GCU Lahore. He is also an Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served as General Secretary of International Relations Organization and its representive to Associate Student Government at OJC Colorado. Beside this, he has also participated in US State Department sponsored Global UGRAD Exchange Program and studied at OJC Colorado in 2012. Moreover, he has been selected for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2014 for The University of Edinburgh Scotland, UK. His interest area is educational policies and international relations. He loves playing cricket, football and table tennis. His hobbies are Gardening, Hiking and Mountaineering, and Reading. His future aim is to join practicle politics and work for the education of underdeveloped and marginalized people.

Eric Walters | USA
Marymount School of New York
I am the Director of Technology at the Marymount School of New York, where I teach AP Physics and Atmospheric Science. I also coordinate and facilitate our professional development program in mobile learning and educational technology; and I co-teach the course iPads in the Classroom for the Online School for Girls. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2013) and have presented a number of local, regional, national and international workshops on science education and educational technology.

Katie | Netherlands

Amy Williamson | USA
Assistant Professor
Angelo State University
Amy M. Williamson, Ed.D. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction Program Manager, Graduate Teacher Certification and M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Director, NCATE/CAEP Co-editor, Journal of Teaching Effectiveness and Student Achievement Angelo State University

Marissa Wilson | United States
Rissa Marie Designs
Co-founder of Rissa Marie Designs, a gamification, eLearning and web design business.

Dr. Robin Worley | Singapore
Media Instructor
Singapore American School
I have been immersed in Education and Technology for over 20 years. My titles have included instructional designer, editor of an online kids' magazine, producer at Disney Educational Publishing, teacher, technology coordinator and online course designer. My focus now is on using technology in innovative ways to improve education and increase access to education for young people everywhere. I am also the founder of J.U.M.P. (juveniles use media power) to Change the World. The mission of JUMP is to empower global youth by giving them a voice and the skills to make media that makes a difference.

Ramesh Yernagula | India
Deputy Director (Doc.)
Indian Council of Historical Research
The positions I have held in the past 15 years at ICHR and IIT, Kanpur have given me many opportunities to develop the skills require including: strong professional skills; novel proposals, a high degree of deadlines to meet the proposals, problem solving, decision making, supervision; and the ability to work independently. Highlights of my skills include: Professional Skills: As a head of the Documentation Centre, I have initiated and implemented the following novel proposals to change traditional services to Digital Services. I Implemented LibSys package for the automation of Library cum Documentation Centre. Implemented the Web based Online Public Access Catalogue (Web OPAC); Implemented the Digital preservations of Microfilms & Microfiches; Established the Online database Search Services through the cloud architecture in the Documentation Centre Like JSTOR, Project Muse, IndiaStat, DELNET etc.; Transformation of documentation services in digital environment like Alert services-Conferences, New Arrivals, Bulletin of Indexes on Indian History; Established a state of art Research Data Management (RDM) centre in the documentation centre. These tools included like SPSS, Nvivo, E-views etc.; Initiation of the digital preservation of institutional repositories of the Council.

Melda Yildiz | United States
School for Global Education and Innovation
Melda N. Yildiz is global scholar and teacher educator in the School for Global Education and Innovation at Kean University and adjunct faculty in Master of Education in Technology in Education at Lesley University. 2009-2010, Melda served as the first Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan. Since 1994, she taught Media Literacy Education, Multimedia Production, Women Studies, Asian Studies, and Global Education to P-16 educators and teacher candidates. Melda worked as a Media Specialist at Northfield Mount Hermon School, taught video and media production to grades 9-12, and published and presented featuring Educational Media, Global Education, Media Literacy, Semiotics, and Multicultural Education in many national and international conferences. She received her Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts on Math & Science and Instructional Technology. She received an M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University on Instructional Technology. She majored in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bogazici University, in Turkey.

Joannes Paulus | USA

Khalil Zakari | Morocco
Teacher Educator/Supervisor
I am a teacher continuing professional development specialist working for the Ministry of National Education and Training in the Kingdom of Morocco. I have knocked round numerous places helping teacher avoid professional atrophy ( the awkward feeling that one has done it all before) while seeking opportunities to ensure my own life-long learning.

Perla Beatriz Zamora Gonzalez | México
Technology Teacher
The American School of Tampico
I'm an active member of The American School of Tampico in Mexico, since 2001. I'm Technology Class Teacher in Middle School grades 6th, 7th and 8th. Also, I offer support to Middle School Teachers as Technology Integration in the Classroom Adviser. I'm an eager learned interested on continues learning and self-improvement. My students and I have participated in others online international projects. I think that learning is a free resource for those who want to excel in any discipline. I'm ready to follow and promote the Learning Revolution.

Conference Kudos

  • This summit has allowed me to hear a wide variety of topics/presenters that I would never have had an opportunity too.
    -Kristin Gunson
    Eugene, Oregon
  • GREAT interaction among participants...highly thought provoking presentations thus far that have facilitated that interaction!
    -Cynthia Cornwell
  • Great conference. Love the format, the tools, the sharing. I never stop learning from these events and how simple Steve and others make this seem.
    -Randy LaBonte
    Victoria, Canada
  • If you ever wish to become an innovative leader, educator and one of the most influential person in your life, community and way beyond the magazine, this conference is just the gate to that! Am happy to have been part of it since its invention!
    -Ibrahim Bahati
    Kampala, Uganda

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