2017 Panelists

Session Panelists

A-I | J-Q | R-Z

A-I

Katie Alaniz-001Dr. Katie Alaniz

Houston Baptist University, College of Education Faculty Member

Panel: “Enhance. Transform. Connect.”

Bio: Dr. Alaniz is a faculty member at Houston Baptist University and supports technology integration at River Oaks Baptist School.

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John Amenson-001John Amenson

Houston ISD, Instructional Technology Program Specialist

Panels: “2020 Vision: 21st-Century Learning Models”

Bio: Instructional Technology Program Specialist for Houston ISD and the “Power Up” program. I have presented at TCCA, TCEA, FETC and ASCD.

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Michelle Barber-001Michelle Barber

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “Enhance. Transform. Connect.”; “Re-D(esign) Your PD”

Bio: I’ve been teaching for 22 years. My classroom experience is in Science, Social Studies and Math. I believe that all learners can learn.

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becker-try1David Becker

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “2020 Vision: 21st-Century Learning Models”; “Curriculum and Technology: A Balancing Act”

Bio: Currently serves as an Instructional Tech Leader for Tomball. Classroom experience includes Math, Science, and History.

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Nicole Bell-001Nicole Bell

Region 4 Education Service Center, Instructional Designer

Panel: “Engineering Learning”; “Make it ‘Snappy'”

Bio: Instructional designer with experience in creating online professional development, high school courses, and self-paced interactive modules.

Connect:
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Dr. Sanee Bell

Katy ISD, Principal

Panel: “MODEL! MODEL! MODEL!”

Bio: I am passionate about leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning, and school culture.

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Jorge Cavasos-001Jorge Cavazos

Alief ISD, District Technology Trainer

Panel: “Walking the Talk”

Bio: I have been in education for 23 years. I am working with all the technology specialists at Alief ISD and coordinating all tech training.

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Andres Chavez

Brazosport ISD, Digital Learning Coach

Panel: “2020 Vision: 21st Century Learning Models”; “Enhance. Transform. Connect.”

Bio: Andres is a Digital Learning Coach who is passionate about finding practical ways to empower teachers to enhance curriculum with technology.

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Sandy Dickerson

Pasadena ISD, Connect Instructional Specialist

Panel: “Pasadena ISD’s Path Towards Personalized Learning”

Bio: Thanks to personalized learning, I have grown more professionally in the past two years than in the previous 20+ years combined!

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Mark Evans

Klein ISD, Program Coordinator, TXVSN, Distance & Online Learning, Credit Recovery System Manager, Digital Accounts, Tech Apps HS

Panel: “Managing Digital Learning”

Bio: 33 years in public education (former teacher, technology grants manager, Ed Tech Coordinator, plus all my current roles)

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Nancy Everts

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Wiggle While You Work”

Bio: 20+ years in education (former Science teacher, CTE teacher, & Coach). Current job focus is Technology Coaching.

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Christy Foster

Pasadena ISD, Connect Instructional Specialist

Panel: “Pasadena ISD’s Path Towards Personalized Learning”

Bio: Sharing the journey with our students and teachers as we embed personalized learning in our classrooms!

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Emilio Garcia-001Emilio Garcia

Pearland ISD, Network Coordinator

Panel: “Single Sign-On for Online Textbooks/Resources”

Bio: Network Coordinator for Pearland ISD, Network Engineer, Network Infrastrucure LAN/WAN.

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Cassie Herndon

Deer Park I.S.D., Assistant Principal

Panel: “MODEL! MODEL! MODEL!”

Bio: National Board certified ELA teacher. TCEA presenter 2015-2016. Secondary Apple teacher. Assistant Principal at Deer Park HS North Campus.

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J-Q

mary_2015-001Mary Knight

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Wiggle While You Work”

Bio: I have worked in Pearland ISD for 18 years. Prior to becoming and ETS I’ve taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Challenger Elementary.

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Amber Kronenberger

Pasadena ISD, Instructional Coach

Panel: “Pasadena ISD’s Path Towards Personalized Learning”

Bio: Educator for 12 years in both Texas and South Carolina. I spent ten years in the classroom before becoming an instructional coach.

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Michelle Leggett-001Michelle Leggett

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Re-D(esign) Your PD”

Bio: Michelle works to inspire, create, and mold the changing landscape of classrooms through technology integration.

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Kevin Lewis

Houston Independent School District, Education Technology Specialist

Panel: “Walking the Talk!”

Bio: Innovative leader in student data privacy, safety & security

Connect:
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Elizabeth Merritt

Brazosport ISD, Digital Learning Coach

Panel: “Make it “Snappy””

Bio: A 10 yr educator, with an MBA and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Presented at TCCA, Region IV, and Tots & Tech. Discovery Ed Star/LC

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Dr. Kari Murphy

Deer Park Independent School District, Chief Technology Officer

Panel: “MODEL! MODEL! MODEL!”

Bio: With 23 years as a K-12 technology administrator, my mission is to provide change leadership empowering others to promote student success.

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Thurman Nassoiy

Region 4 Education Service Center, Education Specialist, Digital Learning

Panel: “Engineering Learning”; “Re-D(esign) Your PD”

Bio: Providing support for schools in Region 4 and across Texas in the area of Digital Learning.

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Tina Niemann1-001Tina Niemann

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “Authentic Learning: Not Easy, But It Can Be Done”

Bio: Instructional Technology Specialist, Teacher, Trainer, Seeker of Knowledge, Technology Advocate, Love My Job!

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Jackie Nowlin-001Jackie Nowlin

Region 4 ESC, Education Specialist

Panel: “Managing Digital Learning”

Bio: Has it been 20 years already? Currently, I’m creating online instructional resources for students and adults, and supporting R4 educators.

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Shaun Pitre

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Make it “Snappy””

Bio: 17 years in education, former school administrator, BA Mass Comm. and chemistry, MA Ed. Technology, doctoral student

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R-Z

Laura Reeves

Pearland ISD, Assistant Director, Educational Technology

Panel: “Teacher Technology Proficiencies and Growth”

Bio: Wife, Mom, Educator for 23 yrs, EdD Student @ Texas A&M c/o 20, M.S. in Instructional Technology, MIE, Avid Reader, Life-long Learner.

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Dr. Tiffany Regan

Deer Park ISD, Principal

Panel: “MODEL! MODEL! MODEL!”

Bio: I have 21 years of experience in education. I am passionate about technology integration and preparing our students for their future.

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Darlene Schlitzberger

Clear Creek ISD, Robotic and Audio Video Production Teacher

Panel: “Game ON!”

Bio: 26 years of Teaching, Facilitating, and enjoying serving my students, parents, and community.

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Nicole Sebok-001Nicole Sebok

Pearland ISD, Assistive Technology Liaison – Special Programs

Panel: “Teacher Technology Proficiencies and Growth”

Bio: After 20 yrs. of teaching, I am PISD’s AT Liaison. I evaluate/implement the need and use of Assistive Technologies in the classroom.

 

 

 

Robert Sims-001Robert Sims

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panels: “Create Constructive Cultures and Impact the World”; “Curriculum and Technology: A Balancing Act”

Bio: Love Technology, Love SEC Football, Lifelong Learner, Recovering Music Educator, “Once you’re through improving, you’re through!”

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Debbie Sitler-001Debbie Sitler

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Engineering Learning”

Bio: Debbie Sitler: Educational Technology Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and believer in preparing students for the digital future.

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Adrienne Smith1-001Adrienne Smith

Pearland ISD, Educational Technology Specialist

Panel: “Authentic Learning: Not Easy, But it Can Be Done”

Bio: EdTechie who believes technology is the bridge linking students, teachers, & learning together in an engaging, effective, & impactful way.

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Monica Trevathan-001Monica Trevathan

Tietronix Software, Director of Education Technology

Panel: “Game ON”

Bio: Principal Investigator on K-12 Education Technology for DARPA & NSF projects focused on serious games for the STEM classroom.

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Vickie Vallet-001Vickie Vallet-McWilliams

Pasadena ISD, Director of Instructional Technology

Panel: “Pasadena ISD’s Path Towards Personalized Learning”

Bio: I have combined experience as a teacher and administrator. My passion is to transform education by personalizing education for students.

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George Williams

Tomball ISD, Instructional Technology Specialist

Panel: “Teacher Technology Proficiencies and Growth”

Bio: Receiving his Educational Technology Leadership Masters in 2013, George has been an Instructional Tech in Tomball ISD for 2 years.

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Dr. Jana Willis

University of Houston-Clear Lake, Professor

Panel: “Game ON!”

Bio: Dr. Jana Willis is a Professor in the College of Education Instructional Technology program at University of Houston-Clear Lake

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Dr. Dawn Wilson

Houston Baptist University, Professor, Instructional Technology

Panel: “Enhance. Transform. Connect”

Bio: Dr. Wilson has taught 16 years in middle school, and 16 years at Houston Baptist University in the area of instructional technology.

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