Michelle Armstrong

A self professed Google Geek, Michelle is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing the face of education. Enamoured by the power of Google, she became a Google Education Trainer in March 2013 (the first in Canada) and a Google Certified Teacher in July 2014. These certifications have resulted in an explosion of her Professional Learning Network and given Michelle the opportunity to travel throughout North America providing coaching, training, and curriculum integration strategies for other educators embarking on their own journey into the Google Apps environment. 

As a Regional Director, Michelle works with EdTechTeam helping to coordinate professional development training in Canada, working with districts and organizations to customize their workshops and events

Emily Fitzpatrick

Emily Fitzpatrick is a passionate teacher with experience in mathematics, computer science and special education classrooms in Orangeville, Ontario.  Focused on maximizing student success and engagement for all learners, Emily integrates technology, blended learning, and developing 21st century skills into her classroom.  Emily brings international experience to her classroom from Belgium, the UK and Canada.  Connect with her on Twitter @ugdsb_missfitz

Donnie Piercey

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, http://www.mrpiercey.com. 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.

Trish Roffey

Trish is an Emerging Technology Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this role, Trish specializes in supporting teachers and students from K-12 to explore makerspace, assistive technology, coding and robotics, Google, and blended learning. Trish holds a BEd in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta and is currently enrolled in the MET program at the University of British Columbia. Trish has a particular interest in supporting teachers as they explore educational technology and constructivist practices to support learners with special needs. Trish is also an avid maker who is always tinkering on her next project! You can follow Trish on twitter @MrsRoffey or contact her at Trisha.Roffey@ecsd.net

Darren Maltais

Darren is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher in a one-to-one environment, he now works collaboratively with teachers and students in 30 schools, co-creating lessons, projects and products to help students learn more effectively. He planned and hosted one of the first EdTechTeam Global Summits for Students and works with teachers to mentor students to become tech ambassadors. Darren is a Google Certified Educator and he has worked to create a strong personal learning network in his district through the implementation of Google+ as a PLN tool.