Josh Stumpenhorst is a 6th grade teacher at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, IL which is part of Naperville Community School District 203. In addition to teaching, he is an athletic director, computer club advisor, basketball coach, and serves on numerous curriculum and technology committees at the school and district level. He holds a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction as well as a National Boards Certification in early adolescence social science.
Beyond traditional professional development, Josh is an active member of the twitter (@stumpteacher) and blogging community as well as a respected presenter. He has presented at technology conferences such as the International Society of Technology Conference, Illinois Computer Educators Conference, Midwest Education Technology Conference and the Illinois Education Technology Conference. Josh has also presented on a variety of education topics at the Illinois Reading Conference, Reform Symposium, a variety of EdCamps as well as numerous other presentations to local and regional school districts and colleges.
His work has been recognized by the International Society of Technology Educators as they named Josh a member of their “Emerging Leaders Class of 2011”. Josh has also been recognized as the Illinois Computer Educators, “Educator of the Year” for 2012 and he is the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was recognized with a California Casualty Teaching Excellence Award by the National Education Association and was the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner in 2012. Josh was also named as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow in 2013.
David Geurin the Principal and Lead Learner of Bolivar High School for his selection as one of the three National Association of Secondary School Principals “National Digital Principals of the Year.” The award honors his digital leadership and the tremendous work he has done to model the use of digital tools and resources to lead a learner-centered environment and collaborative community.
In 2013, under David as principal, Bolicar High Schoo was named a National Blue Ribbon School. In 2014, he was honored as principal of the year in Southwest Missouri and was up for state principal of the year. David's blog on education, leadership, and innovation now has almost a quarter-million views. He pursues excellence, a growth mindset, a culture of collaboration in his school, and most importantly, the best learning opportunities for students.
David is passionate about education, innovation, and leadership. He strives to use his 20 years experience as an educator to provide leadership. He also strives to help outstanding educators get even better. He shares his ideas and experiences through writing, speaking, and consulting.
Greg Lawrence is currently the Director of Technology for the Wentzville School District. As a former district instructional technology coach and a middle school computer and vocal music educator, he has seen and is motivated by the engagement technology creates. Greg has been instrumental in training and supporting Wentzville's 250+ high school educators as they began their 1:1 Student Initiative. He has worked with many school districts and presented at many regional and state conferences.
He is a Discovery STAR educator, serves on the METC Advisory Board, ETA of STL Board, is a SMART Certified Trainer, and an adjunct professor for Missouri Baptist University. He is also a certified LoTi (Level of Teaching Innovation) Mentor. Greg was chosen as a Spotlight Educator for the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC).
He was a recipient of ISTE's Making IT Happen award in 2012. Greg is also a Google Apps Certified Administrator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google for Education Certified Innovator, and a co-leader for GEG (Google Educator Group) Eastern Missouri. He is also an Ambassador for WeVideo.