Ok2Ask Team Bios
Stephanie Bass, M.Ed.
Stephanie Bass is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher in Portsmouth, VA. She is an experienced classroom teacher who is now coaching teachers to integrate technology. As a Microsoft Certified Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and a Promethean Master Educator, Stephanie has a real passion for introducing tech tools to students. She started working with the Source for Learning’s K12 team in 2015.
Kevin Bower, M.Ed.
Kevin Bower is a sixth-grade teacher in the Hempfield School District. He is an experienced classroom teacher, certified reading specialist and part-time instructor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Kevin loves to inspire teachers to integrate technology into their lessons. He began working with the Source for Learning in 2012.
Katy Garvey, M.T.
Katy Garvey is the Social Learning Manager at The Source for Learning. She has been a foreign language teacher and secondary school administrator. As a Microsoft Certified Educator, Katy is passionate about promising instructional practices and diverse learning environments. Katy joined the K12 team at the Source for Learning in 2017.
Sharon Hall, M.A.
Sharon Hall is a National Board Certified teacher and a recipient of the Presidential Award of Excellence in Math teaching. Sharon enjoys finding new resources for teachers and sharing ideas on how to use them. Sharon joined the K12 team at the Source for Learning in 2010.
Melissa Henning, M.Ed.
Melissa Henning is the Educational Content Manager for Source for Learning. Her background is in gifted education. She is a Microsoft Certified Educator and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. Melissa enjoys checking out new tech tools so that she can share those tools with teachers. She started working with the Source for Learning’s K12 team in 2006.
Shirley Miller has over 23 years of experience as an English Language Arts Educator. She started working with the Source For Learning’s K12 team in 2010.
A. Ruth Okoye, Ed.D.
Dr. Ruth Okoye is the Director of K12 Initiatives at The Source for Learning. She has over 20 years of experience using technology in the classroom as a reading specialist and technology coach. Ruth is both a Microsoft Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. Ruth has a passion for collaborating with tech coaches. She joined the Source for Learning’s K12 team in 2015.
Darshell Silva, MLIS
Darshell Silva is a school librarian in North Kingstown, RI and a per course faculty member at the University of Rhode Island. Darshell has a passion for teaching teacher to use primary source materials in their instruction. She began working with the K12 team at the Source for Learning in 2018.
Gretchen Sting, M.Ed.
Gretchen Sting is a Writing Products Specialist at Vantage Learning. Gretchen is a certified reading specialist and is a Microsoft Certified Educator. Gretchen’s passion is differentiated learning and classroom integration. She started her work with the Source for Learning in 2011.
Karen Streeter, M.A.
Karen Streeter coordinates K12 Professional Learning Initiatives for the Source for Learning. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, certified technical trainer, and a Microsoft Certified Educator. As a former Instructional Technology Supervisor, her passion is in helping technology coaches understand adult learners. Karen joined the K12 team in 2016.