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Debra Reymundo Atchison has been in the educational technology field for 25+ years. She earned her Master’s degree online in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 1999. Since this time, she has taken her technology training skills out of the public schools and into the rest of the world. She has worked as an international trainer, training in countries such as Tanzania & Kenya, Africa, Ukraine, Croatia, Turkey and Austria to name a few. She has led large school districts to numerous successes in technology through her school, district and state technology leadership positions. Debra has taught technology applications on a college level and has even been the personal home-school teacher for comedian Eddie Murphy’s own children. Mrs. Atchison has vast experience in online learning as well. She has written, designed and even taught online courses for continued learning credit and collegiate environments. Debra’s enthusiastic, patient and interactive approach to professional development leaves educators not only with new skills, but also motivation, excitement and passion for implementing technology best practices into their curriculum as soon as they return to their classroom. Debra is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Chrome OS Certified. She is also the Founder of EdChange Global and EdChange Global Classrooms which she started in 2015 with Jaime Donally and Cassie Reeder.  Learn more at debatchison.com or gadminconsole.com.

Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is currently the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She consults with members of several schools/businesses and presents at conferences nationwide. She holds various certifications, as well as multiple technology certifications, including, but not limited to, IC3 certification, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, Apple Teacher 2016, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and Expert. She is a 2020 International Society for Technology in Education Featured Voice, 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference Featured Presenter, the 2019 Customer Commitment Award Honoree from Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards for Ethics, a 2019 Shreveport National Pan-Hellenic Council Mover and Shaker, a 2017 Young Professional Initiative 40 Under 40 Awards Honoree, 2017 Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers, and 2017 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator for Louisiana among other honors. Learn more at www.educatoralexander.com.

Coordinator of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Alamogordo Public Schools

Whitney has been in the field of teaching for 8 years with experiences ranging from teaching Kindergarten and 4th grade to serving as a K- 8 school media specialist/8th grade research elective teacher. Whitney has also served as an instructional specialist for elementary teachers and is currently the Coordinator of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Alamogordo Public Schools. Whitney earned her Doctorate of Education from Carson Newman University in TN, focusing her research on in-class flipped learning. She a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and assists as a co-leader of GEG New Mexico. Whitney is passionate about working with teachers to create unique and innovative learning opportunities for their students while while having lots of fun along the way!  (lover of dad jokes and puns!)

I am so happy to be an Instructional Technology Facilitator for East Baton Rouge Parish. I have been at Westdale Middle School in East Baton Rouge Parish for the past 12 years. I was born and raised in southern Louisiana. I have a deep interest in technology and its application in education. I am also interested in family, food, and travel.

Dee Dickson

Sr. zSpace Customer Success Manager

Dee Dickson was called the “Tech Expert” when she became the first teacher at her school to own a laptop. Since then, she has trained and speaks at conferences across the U.S., supporting classrooms and corporate environments with instructional tools that create a dynamic, engaging student-centered environment. With 18+ years in the education field, her passion, focus, and experience led her to research and develop innovative classroom technology strategies that produce unforgettable learning experiences. She regularly develops and delivers customized professional development workshops and instructional/technology support to Higher Ed, K-12, government agencies, private industry, and professional organizations. 

 

Dee holds a master’s degree in Curriculum Design and Technology Integration from Grand Canyon University. She loves to give back by volunteering her time with small schools to provide free technology implementation with existing instructional technologies.

Shelly Lansford

Digital Learning Specialist

Shelly Lansford has spent 27 years in public education. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary and her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Dallas Baptist University. Shelly has been a Classroom Teacher, Instructional Coach, Title I Specialist and is currently a Digital Learning Specialist. She has earned recognitions such as Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Teacher Mentor from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a Microsoft Certified Expert, Google Level 1 and Level 2 Certified Educator and holds various other microcredentials.

Owen Nesbitt

Digital Learning Specialist Passionate about EdTech

EdTech advocate David Guerin said that “Classrooms do not need technology nerds that can teach. They need teaching nerds who can use technology.” That last sentence sums up Owen Nesbitt.  He has spent two decades dedicated to the betterment of students and teachers alike. Teaching is his magnum opus and his raison d’etre. He has taught every class possible in secondary English. He still grades the AP test. As a digital learning specialist for the past five years, he has been the standard bearer for best practices and innovation. His grounding and passion for academics and learning in general combined with his constant search for tools that engage students and make teachers more efficient is what makes him an excellent technology integrator.  

Kim Ramsey

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Kim Ramsey  has 20 years of experience in the field of education. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology  and is a certified Master Technology Teacher. 

 

During her education career, Kim has worked as a Director of Instructional Technology, an Instructional Technology Specialist serving 13 Elementary Schools, and as an Elementary Teacher. In the past ten years, she has worked for several educational technology companies serving districts across the United States in the areas of educational technology and digital learning outcomes, account management, and professional development. Kim says ed-tech is her passion and loves seeing how it dramatically impacts students’ learning.

Tracey Smith

Digital Learning Specialist

Tracey is a Digital Learning Specialist and former 5th grade teacher.  She has spent the past 8 years in public education. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked in the business world in sales, human resources and recruiting positions.  

 

She's a lifelong learner like most educators and passionate about integrating technology in the classroom. She considers herself an Ed Tech Geek, and loves trying out new technologies.  Tracey is a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) a Google Certified Level 1 Educator and Common Sense Media Certified Educator and holds various other Ed Tech microcredentials. 

 

She's learned so much from others in the Ed Tech community and her goal for her work, and for her site, https://brightideasblended.blogspot.com/, is to share what she's learned and feature other great educators we can all learn from.

Julie Willcott taught high school science - mainly chemistry and physics - in Maine for over twenty years. Since 2015, she has worked as independent educator providing training and creating content. Julie has presented at conferences events throughout the United States as well as in Mexico and Italy. She now develops augmented reality/virtual reality content for zSpace and teaches at the community college level. Julie teaches sustainable food systems and the history of American food.  She is proud to be an Apple Distinguished Educator, Sphero Hero and BookCreator Ambassador. Learn more about her passion for technology, science, and STEAM at https://www.bulbapp.com/juliewillcott.

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