Monterey Faculty

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 Kevin Brookhouser   @brookhouser  Kevin Brookhouser is a teacher, blogger, and learner who is one of the pioneers of applying Google's 20% Time in the classroom. He is a Google Certified Teacher and a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future. Kevin is an Authorized Google Education Trainer and regularly keynotes around the country about technology in education and #20Time. Kevin is a host on the widely popular podcast, The Google Educast, on the EdReach network. He blogs at Recently he contracted with Google to produce videos for their recently watched Google for Education Training series. This summer, Kevin is writing a book about #20Time. Last year he started, an interactive grammar site to help teachers and students tackle some of the trickiest writing issues with engaging videos, exercises, and badges. Follow him @brookhouser or circle him at +KevinBrookhouser.

 Stacey Cool  @CoolChemGal Stacey has taught Chemistry & AP Chemistry for the past 11 years in Merced, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Seattle.  She is a teacher trainer at her school site, helping other teachers with the transition of teaching with technology, something she is passionate about.  She is a recently certified Google Education Trainer.  She presents at multiple conferences about the crazy things she tried in classroom and was listed as a conference highlight at the California Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in 2012.  This year she received the Superintendent's Award for her work developing and leading a new teacher-centered professional development model for her school that is now being emulated by other schools in the region.  When she is not teaching, she loves to travel, and will be leaving for Vietnam 2 days after this camp ends.

 Nick Cusumano


Nick Cusumano is in his 19th year of teaching Theatre & Film in St. Louis, Missouri. In his district, he leads its Instructional Technology Force. Nick is a Google Authorized Education Trainer. Last May, he became a Google Certified Teacher at the Sydney, Australia, Google Teacher Academy. Last July he was one of the keynote speakers at Google in Education: Technology & Awareness Summit in Kansas City, Missouri. He co-hosts the TheatreCast podcast on the Edreach Network and in his blog he showcases, creates, and curates content focused on educational technology resources for Theatre and Film teachers. Nick guests on Google Educast on the EdReach Network and has recently appeared on GCT Lee Webster's Google Demo Slams on Air and Google in Education Q and A. Follow Nick on Twitter at @edtech4theatre.

 Rachel Diephouse @racheldiep     Rachel Diephouse works at San Jose Christian School in San Jose, California, where she teaches middle school Language Arts, serves as a technology mentor, and implements new ideas as a "think tank." She has been honored as the CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher for her work in her for first three years of teaching. She helped plan #PLAYDATE14 and loves any opportunity to discover new tech tools.

Megan Ellis  @MeganRoseEllis

Megan is a seventh-grade English teacher, AVID coordinator, webmaster, and technology mentor in Palo Alto, CA using technology to rock her kids' (and colleagues') worlds. She develops and implements school- and district-level professional development on technology integration and Google tools and can be seen presenting a number of edtech conferences all along the west coast. Megan is a Google Certified Teacher, a MERIT alumni and faculty member, Leading Edge Certified, a CUE Lead Learner, and CUE's 2013 Outstanding Emerging Teacher. She got her BA in English, teaching credential, and Master’s degree in Education from the University of California at Davis. When she's not teaching, Megan is scouring YouTube for great educational content, turning her classroom expectations into memes, accumulating hashtag titles (#GoogleNinja), and drinking way too much coffee.

Erica Goldsworthy


I am one 8th grade science teachers at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto. I am also a Team Leader and put together team events to support smaller learning environments.

I graduated from UCSC in 2010 with a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Education. I went on to complete my Masters in Education at UCSC as well.

I just completed the MERIT Program through the Krause Center for Innovation. I am not only passionate about science but also about preparing students with a 21st century tools they can use outside of the classroom.

 Melissa Hero  @mdhero

Melissa Hero is a High School Biology and AVID teacher in Belmont, CA. She has been teaching since 2000, and has been flipping her classes and using a class set of iPads for two years. Melissa is a Google Certified Teacher (#GTASWE 2013) and a Smart Exemplary Educator (2008). She has even been filmed using her SMARTBoard for SMARTBoard Tutorial Videos and In 2009, Melissa was a California League of High Schools Educator of the Year Nominee and has won other awards for her teaching. Melissa loves to share what she learns and does in her classes with other educators. She has participated in the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute since 2002 and now mentors new science teachers as part of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute’s Leadership Program. Melissa presents at her school and district professional development days and at conferences about ed tech and science topics.

 Bob Kelly  @MrKellyIII

Once upon a time I was an award winning teacher in a traditional classroom. I won commendations from Stanford and UC San Diego among others. I was a social studies department head who taught AP US History to students who flourished on the test. Now, as a Google Certified Teacher, I teach the same subjects in a 21st Century Classroom while helping students develop the problem solving, critical thinking, and tech skills which will help them create and develop the new cutting edge jobs that don’t exist yet. In the last few years, I have transformed from a teacher who used tech in the classroom to one who thrives in a 1:1 environment. Together, you and I can help you learn the new skills to help you make the jump. Or we can help you continue soaring into the new educational reality. Either way, the journey will be fun!

 Diane Main  @dowbiggin Diane Main serves as the Director of Learning Innovation & Design (Upper School) at The Harker School in San Jose, California. She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Learning Design and Technology department and MERIT/KCI faculty at Krause Center for Innovation and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. Other EdTech activities include presenting at conferences nationwide, serving as a Lead Learner for CUEtoYou and as president for the board of SVCUE, and presenting at Rock Star Summer Tech Camp, Macworld, and other events. Passionate about improving the school experience for both learners and educators, Diane seeks to guide you to exploring and discovering your own abilities to enhance the experience where you work. Diane lives with her husband and son in San Jose, California.