Our team consists of some of the most highly qualified thought leaders in educational technology in the nation. If you are interested in becoming part of our team and would like to fill out an application, click here.
Lee Araoz is currently the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Lawrence Public Schools, in Nassau County, New York. He has 28 years of experience working with elementary, middle and high school students. As a classroom teacher, he infuses cutting-edge ed technology into the already rigorous curriculum.
Additionally, Mr. Araoz provides job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. He is a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences around the country.
Mr. Araoz’s dynamic presentations highlight the various ways teachers can integrate technology to facilitate and enhance student-directed, passion-based learning experiences in K-12 classrooms.
Mr. Araoz blogs regularly on his website, is a frequent guest host on various Twitter #edchats, and is a proponent of the power of social media in education. He continues to expand his PLN in the belief that a connected educator is a better educator.
Joli Boucher is currently an elementary school Technology Integration Specialist within the Plymouth Public Schools coaching teachers in best practices for technology integration as well as instructing students in computer class. Prior to this position, Joli was an elementary school 4th and 5th grade classroom teacher. She has had articles about technology integration published in the Hechinger Report, Massachusetts Business Educator Association, ASCD Smart Brief, and has recorded podcasts for TCEA and Classroom 2.0. In 2018, Joli was selected as the MassCUE Featured Educator of the Month.
Joli is Google for Education Certified Trainer that has presented at numerous conferences across New England including as a featured presenter at AppsEvents Summits, Googlepalooza, MassCUE 2017 and 2018, and soon ISTE 2019 at the Google for Education Stand. She holds a master’s degree from Framingham State University in Instructional Technology as well as an bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University. She frequently blogs about edtech at FlippedTechCoaching.com and on Twitter @joliboucher. Next year, Joli looks forward to her new role as an elementary Digital Literacy Teacher.
Jaime is a Curriculum & Technology Teacher for Lakewood City Schools. Jaime works with teachers & students to integrate technology into the curriculum. Jaime holds certifications in regular education preK-8, special education preK-12, GT, & ESL. She has a master’s degree in Educational Technology.
She has presented at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference, The International Society for Technology in Education Conference, & many other ed tech conferences. She has taught numerous professional development classes for Lakewood City Schools & is a professor for Cleveland State University. Jaime founded the #LKWDFutureClub.
This club exposes students to computer science, the maker movement, & student led passion driven learning. Jaime & her husband have six children & they all love technology!
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Kelly Fitzgerald is a high school Dean of Instruction for Leander ISD, in Leander, Texas. As the academic administrator she partners with teachers to improve instruction. She has a vast knowledge of research-based instructional strategies and specializes in implementing writing and inquiry-based strategies in all content areas to promote students to think and process through learning.
Prior to her current position, Kelly was an instructional coach, K-12 instructional technologist, elementary math curriculum specialist, and classroom teacher. She has worked, trained, and coached elementary, middle, and high school educators.
She has led professional development at district, state, and national conferences, conducted webinars for companies, as well as coach and trained teachers on military bases in Japan, Germany, and Belgium. She also conducts peer reviews of educational books for Corwin Publishing.
Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University in California and holds her Principal Certification from Lamar University in Texas. She has been a Google for Education Trainer since 2014 and co-leads the Google Educator Group (GEG) for Central Texas. In addition, she blogs as EdTech Nut, maintains a website filled with resources, and is an active participant on Twitter.
Naomi Harm is an educational technology thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise of women leadership and instructional technology best practices with educational leaders worldwide.
Her current professional learning and keynote offerings encompass mentoring young girls and women to pursue passion-driven STEM careers, coding and robotics activities infused with NGSS problem-solving challenges, modeling women leadership and admin coaching best practices, redesigning classroom learning spaces through brain-based instructional strategies to support the student-centered classroom, and maximizing creativity, communication and collaboration with the Google Suite of learning tools.
Her 20+ years in the educational learning space reflects a passion driven approach to leading and learning as a CUE Lead Learner, ISTE Faculty Instructional Coach, Google Certified Innovator, and CEO and founder of her own Innovative Educator Consulting company http://naomiharm.org/ in Fairfield, California.
Naomi’s past leadership positions include: k12 Strategic Education Manager for Wonder Workshop, K12 Education Strategist for Dell EMC, National Intel Senior Trainer, EdTech Director for 26 Wisconsin school districts, and 4/5th grade looping teacher/technology coach in Bangor, Wisconsin.
Susan Kiley is a certified Curriculum & Instructional Technology Specialist and Google for Education Trainer. Her experience includes professional development, integrated lesson planning and fostering professional learning communities to bring a collaborative approach to innovation in schools. Susan was named the 2017 Teacher of the Year by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce for her role as mentor to her fellow teachers, as well as for her innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Susan served as a facilitator for the MassCUE’s Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning program through The Friday Institute at North Carolina State University, and is an online instructor for MassCUE.
Susan holds a Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instructional Technology, as well as MA DESE licenses in both teaching and administration.
Google Certified Trainer & Digital Learning Coach at Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. Holds a master’s degree from Lesley University in Educational Technology as well as an bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southern Connecticut State University.
Prior to completing her degree and becoming a technology integrator, Audra spent over 17 years in the classroom teaching ELL, ELA, Social Development, Science, Math, and Computer Technology classes. At Groton-Dunstable Ms. Kaplan works to integrate technology into student and staff learning across the district, building the computer science program, and making global connections with and for students as part of their Global Scholars program.
Ms. Kaplan was recognized as one of 100 teachers nationally by NCWIT and the NSF because of her efforts to support Computer Science in Education. During the 100 Teachers Meeting in Washington DC in December of 2014, honorees were invited to the White House.When away from school Ms. Kaplan enjoys spending time with her family, learning new things, and exploring the world. Follow her on twitter @AudraKaplan.
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education)and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University. Currently, USA Director for AppsEvents (a global Google PD Partner), Allison has spent most of her 20 years in education helping teachers employ strategies using technology to create rich and engaging learning environments and finding happiness using technology in the classroom! Allison became passionate about the solutions Google Apps for Education offered within her own context, became a Google Certified Trainer & Educator in 2011, Administrator in 2013, and Innovator in 2014 holding all EDU Certifications through Google Edu. As US Director for Apps Events, Allison is highly active in working with schools and organizations worldwide in providing professional development. These partnerships support a 21st century learning environment featuring Google for Education with innovative and engaging strategies. She completed a nanodegree through Udacity in Digital Marketing and is currently pursing LMS Certification in NH.
Dr. JeanMarie Perrella
JeanMarie Perrella is a World Languages teacher and tech enthusiast from Long Island, New York. She began teaching over 12 years ago, and has experience in middle school, high school and college-level instruction. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, a Google Certified Educator and a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator.
She has extensive experience facilitating professional development on various aspects of instructional technology, but her specific area of expertise is in the realm of flipped learning.
JeanMarie has earned a degree of Doctor of Education in teaching and learning with a concentration in applied linguistics.
Her research is in the field of flipped learning and second language acquisition. She possesses a breadth of knowledge in curriculum and pedagogy coupled with a passion for educational technology that exhibits in her daily instruction and teacher training endeavors.
Shelly Sanchez Terrell
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an international speaker, teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT.
She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, VenTESOL and the US Embassy.
She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and webinars. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning.
Her greatest joy is being the mother of Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens.
Nikki Schwartz, a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, is passionate about educational technology being used to enhance the classroom. Nikki received her Bachelors of Elementary Education from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri. She then worked as a teacher in a third grade classroom, earning her eMINTS certification. For 2 years, she moved into 5th grade, using her eMINTS background to plan effective lessons.
While teaching 4th grade, she graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with her Masters in Educational Technology, accepting a job as a technology integration specialist K-12. A move took her to a job as a media specialist, but after realizing she missed the classroom, took a job as a 5th grade teacher.
Mrs. Schwartz is a Google for Education Certified Teacher Level 1 and 2. She has attended Google conferences and has trained many teachers on the G Suite. Also, she has provided professional development to teachers regarding literacy and technology and other 21st century skills. Nikki is also an Epic! Master Teacher, helping to spread the word about a great reading app available to students, parents, and teachers.
Denis Sheeran is the author of Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons, as well as a requested speaker nationwide. He is a Google Certified Educator, Chromebook in the Classroom trainer, Smartboard and Smart Notebook trainer.
Denis has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education with a minor in Music, is an adjunct Professor of Statistics at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ and is now the Supervisor of Mathematics, K-12, in Chatham, NJ after having taught high school math, from Algebra to Advanced Placement, for 13 years Lake Forest High School, in Lake Forest, IL.
Denis lives in Sparta, NJ with his wife, four children, and his litter box trained dog, Scout.
Founder of ED Technology Specialists, Mr. Walsh is an enthusiastic veteran educator with a passion for teaching and technology. ED Technology Specialists has grown to serve thousands of students and teachers in hundreds of school districts across the entire United States and worldwide.
After receiving a dual degree from Boston College in Finance and History he began working as a teacher at Comsewogue School District in 2003. While there, he became heavily involved in educational technology. He has helped Comsewogue become a Google Model School due in part to his work in the classroom. He assisted in the deployment of Chromebooks and turnkey professional development workshops for G Suite in the Comsewogue School District.
Mr. Walsh is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. He has provided technology training for thousands of teachers all across the U.S. He is a building coach for peer mentoring in all things technology. He has been the featured speaker at a multitude of educational technology conferences throughout the nation.
ED Technology Specialists has received numerous awards and recognitions for proudly supporting various charities across the nation.