Dr. Inna Armstrong


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Dr. Inna Armstrong, professional speaker, global thought leader & influencer in the field of Augmented Reality (AR) in K12 Education, and a Co-Founder of CleverBooks. She investigates how AR can be used for learning and creating an engaging and immersive environment for students in the classroom and beyond that they can develop 21st-centry skills.

Candace Bundren

Findlay City Schools

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Hello! I am a fourth-grade teacher in Findlay City Schools. I will be starting my 22nd year in education. I love integrating 21st Century skills into my curriculum. I have been married for 23 years and 16 year old twins who are learning how to drive. 

Ryan Evarts

Port Clinton City Schools


My name is Ryan Evarts and I will be starting my first year this upcoming school year as the Assistant Principal of Bataan Memorial Elementary School in Port Clinton, Ohio. Before that, I taught eight years of sixth grade social studies and taught 7th grade math this past school year. I also have spent the last several years coaching tennis and basketball. My wife Brittany, and our son, Elijah, reside in Port Clinton. 

Brandi Goodwin

North Point ESC


Brandi Goodwin has been serving students and educators for over 20 years. She began her career as an elementary art and gifted specialist. Now in her current position, as Gifted Services Supervisor for North Point ESC, she oversees the Coordination of Gifted Services for 16 (and growing!) public and private school districts spread out over Erie, Huron, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties.

Patrick Hausammann

Clarke County Public Schools


Patrick Hausammann is a coach and supervisor of ed tech fueled by perpetual optimism and the belief in the power of a #growthmindset to #failforward en route to creativity and innovation. He is the founder of, co-founder of #EdcampNSV, and an ASCD Emerging Leader. He is also a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer and Educator I & II as well as an ambassador for Flipgrid, Insert Learning, Wakelet, WeVideo, Common Sense Education, and more! Come learn & collaborate with him at and @PHausEDU on X (Twitter).

Dominic Helmstetter

Perrysburg Schools

Twitter - @DHelmEDU, Instagram - @DHelmEDU2, Facebook - Dominic.Helmstetter.3

Dominic has taught Middle and High School for 16 years. He holds a BA in Integrated Social Studies, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction as well as an MED in Education Leadership. He began his teaching career in a diverse high needs community before later serving as Dean of Students and Principal. He later returned to the classroom to teach Junior High before being hired to teach at Perrysburg High School, where he is part of a teaching team that regularly helps students earn among the highest passing rates in Ohio state testing. His instruction focuses on providing hands-on learning experiences centered around promoting engaging and active learning opportunities for students. In addition to teaching, Dominic enjoys serving on various district wide leadership teams and speaking at educational conferences designed to help boost student engagement and build classroom culture. 

Garth Holman

Beachwood City Schools


Garth Holman has been a 7th grade social studies teacher for 29 years and taught in the graduate school of education at the University of Akron for 15 years. In 2001, he was hired at Beachwood City Schools, near Cleveland, Ohio to pilot the first 1 to 1 program in the state. Garth has run a paperless classroom since 2002, with no homework, or textbook, while finding unique and innovative ways to engage students in content with technology. Garth has keynoted, led district wide workshops and presented at international, national, state, and regional conferences. His work is highlighted in several books, numerous articles, radio, and television. Follow him on twitter @garthholman or his professional blog at

Stephanie Howell

Pickerington Schools


Stephanie has been working in Pickerington Schools since 2014. Stephanie has spoken at conferences such as ISTE, ITIP and OETC and her most recent achievements are being apart of the team named ISTE’s Distinguished District, WOSU Leadership Award, a Google Innovator, and PLSD’s Innovative Leader award. Stephanie is one of the founding members of Global GEG and Gold EDU. Stephanie has a masters in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.

Kristie Hughes

Northern Buckeye Education Council

Ashley Kerr

Clyde-Green Springs Schools

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My name is Ashley Kerr. I am a second grade teacher at Clyde Elementary School. This is the start of my fifteenth in education. I have my Bachelors of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University as well as my Masters in Classroom Technology from Bowling Green State University. I am a mother of two beautiful children named Grayson, 8, and Savannah, 7. Education is not just a job for me but a true passion, and I am excited to show you that passion with things I do in my classroom. 

Jessica Martinez

Otsego Schools

Kristin & Joe Merrill

The Merrills EDU

Kristin and Joe Merrill share a passion for infusing EdTech into their Fourth and First Grade classrooms. Together, they have a combined 20+ years of teaching experience, where they collaborate to create engaging lessons that turn into memories for their students. Even though they teach different grades, they share one common goal: learning needs to be interactive. This mindset drove them to write the books: The InterACTIVE Class and Flipgrid in the InterACTIVE Class (Elevate Books EDU), and put a new spin on traditional strategies to help implement technology that meets the needs of all students.

Shannon Neary

Genoa Local Schools


Science teacher extraordinaire, loving wife, busy mama of 3 young gentlemen, and lover of all things rocks/minerals/weather.

Heidi Orvosh

Northern Buckeye Education Council


Heidi Orvosh, Ph.D., is an instruction and technology integration specialist/consultant with Northern Buckeye Education Council. She works with schools around the region to build the capacity of local educational agencies to engage in systemic and sustainable improvements for students. Her primary focus is in the area of technology integration and Universal Design for Learning. She has over 20 years of professional expertise in the area of education. Her previous experience includes consultant with State Support Team Region 7,administrator, and teacher at the secondary and post-secondary level. Her doctorate is in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University. 

Taylor Pawliski

Anthony Wayne Schools


Middle school educator, starting my 7th year of teaching. I recently graduated with my PhD at The University of Findlay. I love technology and training other teachers!

Sheryl Place

Book Widgets

Meet Sheryl Place, a passionate veteran educator with 38 years teaching experience. She understands the joys and struggles of educators around the world and now helps teachers transform paper activities into interactive, digital lessons. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at conferences and loves sharing best practices and connecting with attendees on a personal level. In addition, she is a n experienced virtual school instructor. When she's not working, Sheryl enjoys running, mentoring, and exploring national parks. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, BlueSky, and Twitter to learn more.

Chris Spackman

The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University

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Chris Spackman (he / him is the ESOL Coordinator for The Graham Family of Schools in Columbus, Ohio. He has taught EFL (in Japan) and ESOL (in Ohio) for over 25 years. He has been a Linux user since 1998 and an Emacs user since 1999.

Eric West

Northern Buckeye Education Council

Eric is an Instructional Coach for Northern Buckeye Education Council. He is a 24-year veteran of education with 23 years of classroom experience. Since teaching himself to build a computer in his first year, educational technology has always been an integral part of his approach and game plan. Eric regularly works with teachers and staff one-on-one and in group professional development settings. He is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and has presented technology-based sessions at OMEA, OETC, MACUL, ITIP, and Create! professional development conferences. He additionally serves as the Information Technology Coordinator for the Ohio Choral Directors Association.

Chris Woods

Grand Rapids Public Schools


Chris Woods has been inspiring kids as a math and science teacher for over 20 years. In addition to his work in the classroom, Chris wrote the book Daily STEM, shares ideas on his Twitter @dailySTEM, and hosts the STEM Everyday Podcast.

Gayle Simons

Merge EDU

@Gayle_MergeEDU @mergeedu 

Gayle is the EDU Sales Representative for Merge EDU. She is a former master science teacher who taught middle and high school students in Texas. Alex McKee is co-hosting and is the Inside Sales Representative with Merge. Alex is a former teacher who taught elementary students in Oklahoma and Michigan. 

Radha Pareek

Beachwood High School


Radha Pareek is a Beachwood High School student dedicated to enhancing the academic experiences of her peers and middle school students in the district through various efforts, including the development of a peer-to-peer learning program. Radha’s involvement in extracurriculars includes Bison Buddies, Model UN, student council, Science Olympiad, and the Medical Academy. Radha's technological experiences include digital graphic design, fluency with Google tools and Adobe, and she looks forward to taking computer science courses. As a compassionate global citizen, Radha aspires to broaden her diversified cultural understanding and create innovative platforms to creatively integrate technology in classrooms and beyond through research and other creative endeavors. 

Elizabeth Liu

Beachwood High School


Elizabeth Liu is a Beachwood High School student interested in the fields of Economics and Business. Elizabeth participates in many extracurriculars, including Beachwood Bison Buddies (Co-Executive of Communications and Organization on the Executive Board), interning for author and former FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro's company JNForensics, Columbia's Pre-College Programs (Student Ambassador); Stock Market Club (President), Science Olympiad (Invitational Competition, Grading Chair), Violin (10 years), starting a creative magazine, etc. Elizabeth's technological experience includes using various digital graphic design using Canva, utilizing various Google tools, building websites using Weebly, and using We-Video to create and edit videos. Elizabeth aspires to incorporate this diverse pallet of skills into professional entrepreneurial projects in the future. 

Cooper Rinaman

Calvert Catholic Schools

Cooper Rinaman. A second-grade student at Calvert Elementary that has been 3D printing for about 3 years.

Luke Swartz

Otsego Schools

Luke Swartz has been the technology director for Otsego since 2013. After graduating college in 2005, he started working with the Northwest Ohio Computer Association, assisting school districts in NW Ohio with technology needs. His career path eventually led him to his home at Otsego where he plans on staying until retirement. Jessica Martinez started at Otsego as a teacher in 2011. After a few years of teaching and earning her Masters Degree in Educational Technology, she transitioned into a technology teaching position and then into the technology integration specialist position in 2020.