Organizers & Founders 

Lisa is the Head of School and Chief Learning Officer at Holy Family Academy, a new innovative independent school. Holy Family Academy is an equitable school choice in the Pittsburgh region - accessible to all families through its disruptive funding model. Prior to joining Holy Family Academy (HFA), Lisa was most recently the Director of Technology & Curricular Innovation, Head of Computer Science and led partnerships and outreach as Director of the Learning Innovation Institute at The Ellis School. A disruptor, designer and change agent, she brings over 15 years of teaching, outreach, information systems, marketing and administrative experience.  Lisa was awarded Non-Profit CIO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council in 2013. In 2014, she was an honorable mention for Leader of the Year from Technology & Learning MagazineAthena Young Professional Award Nominee and an NAIS Teacher of the Future. In 2015, the Huffington Post selected Lisa as the 18th most social K12 technology leader. Lisa was named an ASCD Emerging Leader  and Deeper Learning Equity Fellow in 2016.

Justin Aion 
Justin grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and has been teaching mathematics in various capacities since 2004.  He started teaching in Bergen County, NJ before returning to Pennsylvania to earn his Masters' Degree.  Since 2009, he has been teaching at the Woodland Hill School District, first in the alternative education program at the high school before moving on to his current class of 8th graders.  He loves helping students discover the mathematics that exist in the world around them and opening them up to the joys of Doctor Who and nerdy pop-culture of the 1980's.  He attended his first teacher-driven professional development in the summer of 2013 and has been reborn with a burning desire to work with and help other educators all over the world.

Justin Aglio  @JustinAglio

Justin Aglio is the Director of Innovation at Montour School District in Pennsylvania. Recently, he was mentioned as a 2016 “Edtech and Elearning Top 100 Influencer” by Onalytica. He was honored by the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology as the 2014 Outstanding Leader of the Year. In 2013, ISTE named him as an Emerging Leader. He was one of three featured principals in the book Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement.  Justin is a board member of The Flipped Learning Network, an advisor for the Carnegie Science Center, a member of the Remake Learning Network, and co-organizer of EdCampPGH. 

Katie Bordner 
Katie Bordner has been teaching students Spanish for over a decade. She has taught on the South and West sides of Chicago, and now teaches at City Charter High School. Katie is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for her students by integrating technology into the curriculum, inviting native Spanish speakers to converse with students, and participates in an international service learning trip that takes students to Costa Rica. Katie loves to discuss ways to improve educational outcomes for youth, and has participated in CORO's Leaders in Learning Program. 

Norton Gusky @ngusky
For over thirty years Norton Gusky has demonstrated in his teaching the power of technology as a tool for empowering kids, educators, and communities. Norton believes that technology offers students a tool for creative production, communications, and collaboration. Norton first began his exploration of technology in education as a teacher of the intellectually gifted in West Virginia. For the past twenty years he has worked as the Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Norton is also on the Board of Trustees for the Manchester Academy Charter School in Pittsburgh and leads the planning of the Three Rivers Education Technology Conference. Norton believes in using technology to empower communities. He serves as the vice-president and technology chair for Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA), a Pittsburgh non-profit agency, that serves as an umbrella organization for over forty faith-based and community-based organizations

Daniel Harrold 

Daniel is an English teacher at Baldwin-Whitehall School District where he has taught both American and British Literature for the past five years. Graduating from Duquesne University in 2011 with an M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology and 2015 from Robert Morris University with a Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership, Daniel has spent the past several years researching and developing not only new technology tools for the classroom, but proliferating new paradigms for the educational process.  He was recently honored by PBS LearningMedia as a Digital Innovator and by the AIU as a Champion of Change for his work in Gamification and Flipped Learning.  Daniel has presented at multiple local and international educational technology conferences including FlipCon, TRETC, PETE&C, and ISTE where he continues to share both his practical experience and his academic research.  In his free time, Daniel enjoys running marathons, watching the latest movies, and spending time at PNC Park.

JaneenPeretin @JaneenPeretin
Janeen is the Director of Information and Instructional Technology for the Baldwin-Whitehall School District, located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She proudly serves in this position after being both a classroom educator and assistant high school principal, also at the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. Janeen received a Bachelor’s degree in education, as well as in mathematics, from Duquesne University, her Master’s degree from Gannon University, and her Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership from Robert Morris University.  Janeen’s educational passions and areas of expertise include: mathematics education, professional development, the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and technology integration. Janeen is also committed to supporting programs and initiatives that foster the growth and development of women as educational leaders. Janeen’s dedication to education and instructional technology has allowed her the opportunities to be a published author, conference presenter, and award recipient.