Eric has been in education for over 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and Innovator, and provides training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. He is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group at bit.ly/gegohio. Eric runs the award-winning blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his edtech resources can be found, and is the author of the book "Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects".
John is an experienced educator and former school administrator who challenges educators to lead their classrooms with creativity and inspiration. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come and share with them.
Eric has been a professional in the field of educational technology since 2002 working as a web designer, technology specialist and a Technology Director at two school districts in Ohio. He fostered each district's journey to Google with one to one Chromebook initiatives. Now working for MobileTek, he gets to fully appreciate his passions for presenting technology in a fun and entertaining style and to inspire others to utilize technology to prosper in the 21st century.
Christine is an experienced educator with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, media specialist, and is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Genoa Area Local Schools in Genoa, Ohio. She has a passion for helping and training educators how to integrate technology tools and resources into the curriculum that are highly engaging and allow for student choice and creation.
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.
Megan is a founding member of Gold EDU LLC and has been in education for over 21 years. She has taught junior high Science and is currently an 8th grade Social Studies teacher at Ridgeview STEM Junior High in the Pickerington Local Schools. She also has her masters in School Counseling and loves to create and empower other teachers and staff.
Ashley Halkum is a middle school counselor in Pickerington Local Schools. Ashley is dedicated to helping students discover their superpowers and transform into confident heroes. She is passionate about student voice and choice, mentoring, and technology integration for social-emotional learning. Ashley is a founding leader of Gold EDU LLC.
Missy Rivera earned her MLIS from Kent State University in 2006. She began her career as a youth services librarian. Currently, she works as a full-time school librarian at Anna Middle and High school and a part-time technical services associate at the Shelby County Libraries. She's an avid Google user and a tech nerd.