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Kevin Brookhouser Kevin Brookhouser is a humanities and technology teacher at York School, in Monterey and serves the York faculty as the coordinator for academic technology. Kevin is a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, a Computer Using Educators (CUE) Lead Learner, a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, and a Certified Common Sense Media Trainer. Kevin is the founder of GRMR.ME, a resource that helps teachers and students tackle many of the most common writing errors through short irreverent YouTube videos. He also hosts the weekly podcast The Google Educast on Thursday evenings within the EdReach network at EdReach.us.
Tally Burkhart Tally Burkhart is a Google Certified Teacher who has taught English language arts at the middle and high school levels for fifteen years.  She has been involved in CUE for over ten years, serving on the Orange County and Inland Area Boards.  Her current position is an English Language Arts Coordinator with a charter school support organization that has 30 schools in 5 states.  Tally began as an Orange County Department of Education Technology Trainer of Trainers in 2002.  She has been working with teachers and tech ever since, presenting at local CUE conferences, and volunteering, planning and participating at local Discovery Educator events.
She completed her Doctorate in Education with Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007.  While a Literacy Coach in the Inland Area for five years, she became a Verizon Thinkfinity trainer and received her GATE and AP Certifications through University California Riverside. She was also a participant in the SBCSS Teaching American History Program where she earned a Historical Literacy Coach Certification, and was honored by receiving a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship for  American History to study at Oxford in 2010.  Tally recently became a member of CA Accomplished Teachers.
Alice Chen Alice is an English teacher and Technology Coach at Suzanne Middle School. She is a Google Certified Teacher, a Microsoft Partners in Learning US Finalist, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, a #PlaydateLA organizer, and the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year at her school. Having previously taught high school, she has also been a two-time recipient of UCSD's Outstanding High School Teacher Award and Sylvan Learning Center's Kid Choice Award.
Over the course of her career, she has also been a Mentor Teacher and professional development trainer, regularly presenting at her school, district, and local conferences such as those hosted by OCCUE, Walnut Valley BTSA Consortium, and California Association of Bilingual Education.  Her other upcoming presentations this year include the CA GAFE Summit and eLearning Strategies Symposium.
Alice can be found on Twitter @wondertechedu or at her blog wondertechedu.blogspot.com
Jeanne Feeney I am a swagtastic (fantastic swagger) 6th and 7th grade Science and Technology teacher at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento, California. I graduated with a degree in English from UC Davis and have been an educator for 12 years. I love teaching middle school and find the students to be amazingly creative and sparking with enthusiasm. Over the years my students have won many SEVA and California Media Festival awards for their educational videos. Teaching science in a hands on manner is my specialty--we like to create things as we learn! I am an A3WP Teacher Consultant and a Google Certified Teacher. I am also a teacher leader for WASC for our school as well as a member of the Tech Task force. I provide technology professional development to our staff on a weekly basis as well as teaching a technology course to 6th graders. I love to learn new, more effective ways to use tech in teaching! I'm fearless!
Jennifer Kloczko Jennifer Kloczko is a lead learner at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento, California. She is passionate about teaching, learning, and technology-- especially Google! Jennifer has taught grades K-5, most recently first grade! She has also hosted a blogging club for teachers. As part of the Area 3 Writing Project, Jennifer regularly provides professional development in both writing and technology. Jennifer believes that the digital writing demands of the Common Core are exciting for K-12 students and teachers as they collaborate to publish for a global audience. Let’s get together and inspire each other!
Diane Main Diane Main is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer.  She serves as the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology (Upper School) at The Harker School in San Jose, California.  She is also adjunct faculty for San Diego State University's Educational Technology department and Director of the MERIT program at Foothill College's Krause Center for Innovation.  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.

Ryan O’Donnell I am currently a full time teacher at Rocklin High School where I teach AP World History and Web Design. Along with teaching, I work as a trainer for Teacher Created Materials where I present at various workshops throughout the country focusing on both Social Studies and educational technology strategies and resources. I taught in Reno Nevada for five years before moving to Rocklin where I received the Northern Nevada Excellence in Education award. In 2009 I was awarded the Rocklin Unified School district secondary teacher of the year and also named as a finalist for the Placer County teacher of the year. In my district I am passionate about educational technology and serve on the district Ed Tech team and also lead weekly Ed Tech Tuesday sessions once a week at my high school.
John Stevens John spends most of his time enjoying what life has to offer, including his 8th grade classroom of algebra, as well as engineering, robotics, and design.  His students love the high-intensity, positively-reinforced, upbeat, and relevant lessons that they experience on a daily basis. John has presented at CUE 2012, mini-CUE 2011 and 2012, EdCampLA, and again at CUE 2013 this March. He has been math department chair, baseball coach, and mentor.  He is one of the co-founders of the California Ed Chat on Sunday evenings 8 PST. John currently leads a team of educators that maintain the site  www.appsinclass.com.  With his team, and individually, John has hosted multiple trainings and presentations on iPad implementation and technology tools within his district and across state lines.
Joe Wood Joe Wood is a Google Certified Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and former middle school science teacher.  He is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Natomas Charter School, a K-12 school in Sacramento, California. Joe works with the National Writing Project and Area 3 Writing Project at UC Davis as a teacher consultant and staff developer. His areas of interest are content-area literacy, multimedia text, and the links between digital writing and the Common Core State Standards. His work has appeared on NWP’s Digital Is, THE Journal, as well as on his own blog. Joe presents at local and national conferences and is the treasurer of CapCUE.
Will Kimbley Will is an Instructional Technology Consultant for Tulare County Office of Education. Passionate about using technology in the classroom in innovative ways to help students become producers of content instead of mere consumers. Not satisfied with transforming just his own classroom, Will is an active presenter on technology tools and integration at numerous conferences and workshops including NSTA, ISTE, CUE, CVCUE, SLOCUE, Rock Star Teacher camps, and many more. He is regularly invited into teacher credential classes at Fresno State and Fresno Pacific universities as a guest lecturer, and has worked with Merced County Office of Education in developing their technology support team. A Google Certified Teacher and YouTube Star Teacher, he serves as president of Central Valley CUE, works with CUE as a Lead Learner presenting Google Workshops for Educators and the Flipped Learning Tour. He works with the San Joaquin Valley Math and Central Valley Science projects to develop and present intensive hands-on professional development for teachers in integrating technology tools into subject matter.