ISTE AI Instructors

Caitlin Mclemore

Dr. Caitlin Clause McLemore is an educational technology coach, author, and consultant. Previously, Caitlin worked as a Librarian and Technology Specialist at Shorecrest Preparatory School, Academic Technology Specialist at Harpeth Hall, and a Technology Integration Specialist at Currey Ingram Academy.
Caitlin holds an Ed.D. in Technology Integration in K-16 Education and a M.Ed./B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. She is a Google Certified Innovator/Trainer, ISTE Certified Educator, and the co-author of Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice.


Deb Norton

Deb Norton is a former 5th grade classroom teacher, who now works at a high school where she is a Technology Integration Specialist and Tech Coach. She has her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology, is a Google Certified Trainer, and is the Lead EdTech Consultant at Innovative Educator Consulting. Deb works in a 1:1 Chromebook environment in which she helps teachers and staff to implement Google Apps for Education, among various other technologies. Deb is an enthusiastic presenter who has presented at local conferences, as well as nationally at ISTE. She is passionate about connecting with others via social media and blogging.


Mano Talaiver

Manorama Talaiver, Ed.D. has worked directly with K-12 teachers and higher education faculty to integrate innovative instructional practices within the STEM disciplines, including computer science, for the past forty years in India and USA. She has facilitated various online courses and onsite workshops in other countries as well. Talaiver directed the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) at Longwood University and worked closely with 25 school divisions in the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium until her retirement. After retirement, she has established a consulting firm to provide professional learning experiences for teachers. In collaboration with ISTE faculty, she has worked with educators on computational thinking, mobile learning, and artificial intelligence.


Dr. Helen Crompton is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University in Virginia with 16 years of teaching experience in K-12 schools. Dr. Crompton also works as a consultant for the United Nations advising on issues of educational technology. She teachers and conducts research on ed tech and has published over 100 manuscripts, including books, journal articles, ISTE documents.



Dr. Camille Dempsey is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. In the last 25 years, she has also taught in K-12 schools in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New York. Camille presents and publishes her research related to founding the Theory of Virtuality Culture, focusing on the way that contemporary technologies mediate human presence, through the ways we communicate, connect, explore, and express ourselves. Recently she received the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology Association’s “Educational Technology Impact Award,” for her article, The spirit of the times: Virtuality culture and technology-mediated human presence.



Steven Jones is an Instructional Technology Coordinator in the DC area, a STEAM specialist, and AI advocate. Using his own curriculum, he has taught a variety of STEAM classes over the years and all his students have participated in authentic learning experiences involving CAD, 3D printing, designing for accessibility, and artificial intelligence. He is a former ISTE STEM Co-Chair and recently led a large group of educators from various locations in the world as a Goals Project Facilitator where teachers and students collaborated on ways to take action and create solutions to improve the world. Steven is excited to share his skills, collaborate with educators, and grow his PLN.

liz lee

Liz Lee, Director of Online Learning, leads the ISTE U initiative to bring engaging and research-based professional learning to educators.She is a former classroom teacher, and designer/developer of innovative online learning experiences for students and educators across the country. While with the New York City Department of Education, she supported implementation of a district-wide initiative to bring meaningful computer science curriculum to all students.