Recorded on March 3, 2019



Kristen Nan (@nankr1120)

Kristen is currently a 3rd Grade Teacher from Pittsburgh, PA.  In addition to teaching, she is a blogger, presenter, and award winning educator for innovative practices.  Kristen’s upcoming book is co-authored by Jacie Maslyk and will focus on the importance of risk-taking, chances, and building relationships between teachers and administrators.


Dr. Jacie Maslyk (@DrJacieMaslyk)

Passionate about teaching and learning, Jacie has served in public education for 20 years.  An early implementer of STEAM and Making in schools, she currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent in the Hopewell Area School District and leads the movement for creativity and innovation in Beaver County with the establishment of the Innovation Learning Consortium.


Jacie Maslyk, EdD has worked in public education as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, elementary school principal and Director of Elementary Education. She is currently the Assistant Superintendent in the Hopewell Area School District. A successful school leader, she was recognized as a National Distinguished Principal finalist in Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2014.


Jacie has presented at the local, state, and national level on many topics, including STEAM and the Maker Movement. She served as an Editorial Advisor for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Principal Magazine and has published a number of articles on Response to Intervention and Instruction, school leadership, the Common Core, STEAM education, and the Maker Movement. In 2015, she was awarded the Frank S. Manchester Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP). She is also the author of STEAMMakers; Fostering Creating and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom, a book that features many schools and organizations within the Remake Learning Network. A part of Remake Learning’s Expanding Innovation Project, Jacie is currently collaborating with educators from Quaker Valley and Propel Schools to build teacher leadership capacity around innovation. She is also working with the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit and Beaver County school district to establish a network of organizations who support creativity and innovative practices in schools.


Desiree Alexander (@educatoralex)

Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field for fifteen years and is currently the Instructional Technology Supervisor for Caddo Parish Public Schools and the founder of Educator Alexander, an educational consulting business (www.educatoralexander.com).


Rachelle Dene Poth (@RDene915)

Rachelle is a Foreign Language and STEAM Teacher and teacher blogger for Getting Smart and Kidblog.


Roman Nowak (@NowakRo)

Roman is a High School ELA Teacher for the past 15 years. Working in various teaching and leadership roles for his school, district and province, Roman’s passion is student success, building culture and relationships and spreading HOPE and kindness with educators.


Rachael Mann (@RachaelEdu)

Rachael Mann is the founder of #TeachlikeTED and coauthor of The Martians in Your Classroom. She speaks and writes about the future of education and helps educators rethink the learning spaces of today. Prior to #TeachlikeTED, Rachael was the Network to Transform Teaching and STEM Professional Learning Director for Northern Arizona University’s AZK12 Center and State Director for Educators Rising Arizona. A former high school Career and Technical Education teacher and hailing from a family of educators, she has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She is a founding member of the Council on the Future of Education, President-Elect for the NCLA Executive Board, and serves on the Region V Policy Committee.


Michael Abramczyk (@_on11)

Spends Wednesdays w/#122edchat | Blog: http://bit.ly/michaelaaaaa | @Flipgrid Ambassador | Award winning #STEM Facilitator for @SmartLab_tweets | Dreamer


Maureen Hayes (@mhayes611)

Maureen is an elementary curriculum supervisor in Lawrence Twp NJ. She has a passion for early literacy and enjoys connecting and learning daily with her PLN.  


John Martinez (@jmartinez727)

Elementary principal in Southern California and co-host of Between the Johns, a podcast about Ed Leadership. www.betweenthejohns.com


Jay Billy (@JayBilly2)

I’m Jay Billy, the proud Principal of Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrenceville, NJ and the author of Lead With Culture: What Really Matters In Our Schools by Dave Burgess Publishing.  


Bethany Hill (@bethhill2829)

Bethany is the Lead Learner, Chief Energy Officer, and Chief Storyteller at Central Elementary in Cabot Arkansas. She is cofounder of #EduAR chat, and originator of #JoyfulLeaders.


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