Meet some presenters you DO NOT want to miss!

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 1.55.17 PM.pngBeth Still

Beth is the K-12 Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist for Gering Public Schools in Gering, Nebraska. She is a Google Educator and is a soon to be Google Certified Teacher. Beth is the founder of the ISTE Newbie Project, a project which celebrates the importance of being a connected educator. She is passionate about the importance of being a connected educator and works diligently to help others discover the power that comes from being connected. Beth guest blogs for Classflow and she also maintains the blog Gering Bulldog Bytes, a resource sharing blog for her district. You can connect with Beth on Twitter or on Google+.


Sean Beavers

Sean is a former fourth and fifth grade math, science, and language arts teacher with an insatiable passion for technology. Currently, he works for the West Morris Regional High School District in Chester New Jersey as their digital information specialist. In this capacity he is responsible for helping spearhead district technology initiatives, supporting teachers and students through professional development opportunities, advising the student led tech team and genius bar, and promoting a school culture of innovation. In addition, Sean is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and co-host of The State of Tech podcast.



JR Ginex-Orinion


JR is a dynamic teacher, international presenter, technology trainer, and consultant on educational technology topics and applications. He is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, Lead Learner for the Google Teacher Academy, and loves encouraging teachers to inspire today’s learners. When he’s not trying to save the world, JR is a Digital Learning Coach for Tustin Unified School District in southern California. You can find him on G+ (gplus.to/gochemonline), Twitter (@gochemonline), and on his bio page (about.me/mrginexorinion).



Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Teacher who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Area School District as their Instructional Technology Coordinator. He has trained multiple school districts around the world on how to approach 1:1 initiatives, along with teaching how to fully harness the power of Google Apps and web resources in schools. Michael’s mission for 2015 is to focus on the topic of Instructional Technology Coaching that works.  This is Michael's first trip to TXGoo and he is really excited about this event!

 
Kyle Pace

Kyle Pace, an Instructional Technology Specialist, has worked with K-12 teachers in his current school district to provide instructional technology professional development since 2004 with prior experience in the elementary classroom. Kyle currently holds a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology. Kyle champions to support teaching and learning with meaningful technology integration using a multitude of technologies.  Kyle has a strong passion for sharing with teachers, administrators, students, and parents about the impact that educational technology can have on adult and student learning. Find Kyle on Twitter @kylepace and his blog can be found at kylepace.com. 


Meet your Techs4Tex Board of Directors

Amy Mayer
Amy Mayer is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, Lead Learner for the Google Teacher Academy, creator of the Engage Me Academy, and a passionate educator who is on a crusade to inspire us to join the future of education. In real life, Amy serves Huntsville I.S.D. in Huntsville, Texas as Director of Staff Development and Initiatives. She writes the blog www.friEdTechnology.com and would love to hear from you on Twitter (@friEdTechnology), G+ (gplus.to/friEdTechnology) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/friEdTechnology). Learn on
      

Pam Cadwalder
Pam is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Shepherd ISD. She has a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Sam Houston State University. Pam does consulting with Region VI Service Center and many districts in and out of Region VI. She received "Best Integrator Award" from Region VI in 2011. She loves Google and has taken her district from a Non-Google School to an all Google School. She is also a Google Education Trainer as well as a certified WOW Instructor. Pam recognizes the benefit of integrating technology with Project Based Learning. She invites you to follow her on Face Book and Twitter.

Ann DeBolt
Ann is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Round Rock ISD. An early adopter (she started using the Internet before the World Wide Web or Google existed!), she continues to be amazed by technology - especially Google - and its potential in education. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and is a Google Education Trainer. Ann believes that technology is a powerful tool that makes learning and life fun for all. Connect with Ann on twitter: @EdTxAnn or G+ at google.com/+AnnDeBolt




Jessica Johnston
Jessica is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Brenham ISD and author of EdTechChic.com. She is a Google Education Trainer as well as a Google Certified Teacher.  Jessica is an energetic educator who specializes in transforming reluctant learners with positive, engaging professional development.  She loves demonstrating the power of using Google Apps in the classroom and would love to connect with you!  @EdTechChicfacebook.com/edtechchic, gplus.to/edtechchic




Kellie Lahey
With over 25 years of classroom teaching experience, Kellie enjoys coming alongside teachers and helping them grow their technology skills so that they can engage students and transform learning. She's especially fond of helping veteran teachers develop the skills needed to create thriving classroom environments. Using Google Apps For Education is a great tool to use for achieving these goals. She works as the District Instructional Technology Specialist for Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD and is a Google Education Trainer.  Connect with Kellie:  website- www.GottaSecTech.com  Google+ google.com/+KellieLahey and Twitter-  @gottasectech 
Create, collaborate, and communicate using Google Apps: Together We're Better!


Jessica Powell
Jessica is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, TX, a Google Certified Teacher, and a staunch public education advocate with state & national teachers organizations.  Additionally, Jessica holds a position on the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees. Jessica feels a true calling to make the world a better place and chooses to harness that calling to promote positive change in public education. As a former middle school English teacher to low-SES students, Jessica believes technology is a great equalizer that not only evens the playing field but also inspires creativity in hard to reach or reluctant students. Check out her website: www.itechjess.com Find Jessica on LinkedIn and Google+ or follow her on Twitter: @iTechJess 




The Organizers of the Texas Google Summit are Members of Techs4Tex, a non-profit Technology Integration Organization. Use the contact form on the Techs4Tex page to find out about hosting staff development in your district via any of our dynamic Lead Learners.