Ashley Cross is a Google Certified Teacher and a 2013 STAR Discovery Educator. She is currently working on her doctorate in Learning Technologies at Pepperdine University. Ashley is a Technology Coach for high school teachers; she also has experience as an elementary teacher. She has a strong foundation in learning theory and cutting-edge technology tools.  Her Master's degree is in special education, where she focused on every student reaching their full potential. Ashley presents frequently at technology conferences including: Tennessee Educational Technology Conference (Keynote), ISTE Smackdown, Global Teaching Expo, Lipscomb University's Ignite Conference, Virtual Teaching Expo, Teachmeet Nashville, and as well the Sumner County Technology Conference. She has served on multiple conference advisory boards and organizational committees, focusing on curriculum.  Ashley has extensive knowledge of learning management systems, learning platforms, and new media. You can connect with her on Twitter at @ashly2499 or at social media http://about.me/ashley.cross