September 03, 2015

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa worked as Rutgers University CMSCE's Sr. Specialist in Technology Education and Kean University SGEI's Assistant Director of Emerging Learning Technologies until she joined EdTechTeam this year.

Lisa oversees EdTechTeam's professional development offerings in the Eastern U.S. and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.

Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.

Digital pedagogue, secondary teacher, consultant, speaker, and trainer.

ISTE Emerging Leader 2014. Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator. FLAGeorgia Teacher of the Year 2014.

EdTechWomen Atlanta Coordinator. EdCamp Atlanta Web and Social Media Director. Upper School Faculty of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.

Doctoral student at the University of Florida, researching game-based learning, social media in education, and online communities of practice. Emergent education expert, tester, and advocate. Instructional Designer. Development, in-service and conference presenter.

Jason Smith is the Student Information Systems Coordinator in the Passaic City Public School District (@passaicschools) where he is responsible for the management and decision making of The District Google Apps For Education Management Console, Hapara, Schoolnet, and PowerSchool. Mr. Smith is also an integral part of the District Registration Process where he provides direction and focuses on improving the student data, from the first day of their registration into the School District, to the academic data that while follow each student as he/she completes their educational promotion through the Passaic Public School District.

Jason also holds a MA in Educational Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Molly Schroeder is a the Director of Summits for the EdTechTeam. She is also a Global Digital Age Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a certificate in Educational Technology and Gifted Education. 

Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can always check and see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, He also manages an edtech blog for his district, Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his eight year teaching career.

Donnie received a B.A. in Theology from Asbury University and got his Masters in Education from Auburn University (Montgomery). Donnie is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, the Kentucky liaison to North Bay CUE, and a Google GeoEDU Teacher Advisory Board (GTAB) member. He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and two children.

Chris McCaffrey:

The Instructional Technology Specialist for Wilson School District and an authorized Google Education Trainer. Taught high school math and computer science for 10 years and then moved on to serve teachers helping them leverage technology. He has supported teachers in shifting instructional practices towards a more student centered 21st Century learning environment. Students understand more deeply when they have the opportunity to create authenticate products and engage in solving real problems, while learning out loud by publishing their work beyond the classroom walls.