Wanda Hopkins McClure: Co-Founder
One of the co-founders of EdCamp Atlanta, Wanda is a proven catalyst for innovative leadership with over 10 years in executive management in non-profit and educational sectors. Her experience in education has included classroom teacher, campus leader and curriculum specialist and she is the new Elementary Director at Amana Academy, the Coca-Cola Foundation's Georgia Charter School of the Year for 2011. Wanda's interests include educational reform, innovation, change, and social justice. She has served on several boards for non-profits including an initiative that launched Care Points in Africa for AIDS orphans. Wanda recently founded Think Innovate Educate, LLC where she writes for the blog, Think.Innovate.Educate. She is also a regular "innocat" on Innochat, a top Forbes tweet chat about innovation.
Shelley Paul: Site Coordinator
Shelley Paul is the Coordinator of Teaching & Learning at Woodward Academy, where she provides professional development and collaborative support for teachers in the areas of curriculum, instructional design, student-centered learning and digital-age skills. She is inspired by the power of social media to connect people and ideas. Shelley is a recycler, an improvisor, a design thinker, a poet and a fan of libraries. Her online course, K12 Learning 2.0, has introduced hundreds of participants from around the world to new web technologies and networked learning. She is very excited to be part of EdCampATL.
Cat Flippen: Secretary, Web Manager
Catherine "Cat" Horton Flippen, a Georgia native, is a foreign language and fine arts teacher, a Google Certified Teacher (Chicago 2013), and a doctoral student in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology program at the University of Florida. She is an educational technology specialist and was awarded as one of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School's Innovators of the Year for the 2012-2013 school year. Her blog, Ctrl+Alt+Teach, has been recognized by ISTE SigVE and was voted as one of the Top 5 Teacher Blogs of 2012 by the EduBlog Awards.
Catherine is an authority on various emergent technologies and methodologies in education on which she also dedicates her doctoral research at the University of Florida. Catherine has been featured in both EdSurge and Edudemic and is an active presenter at numerous conferences and webinars, including Georgia Educational Technology Conference, Classroom 2.0 Live and ISTE SIGOL Webinar Series. She is also a co-host in the ground-breaking Educational Technology Vodcast newly hosted on the prestigious EdReach network: #EduVue.
To explore Catherine’s revolutionary ideas and research, follow her on Twitter @CatFlippen, on Google Plus at +Cat Flippen, and check out her extensive digital footprint.
Nikki D. Robertson: Co-Founder
Nikki is a veteran educator & school librarian who is passionate about 21st Century Education, collaboration w/other school librarians and education professionals, and assisting students in becoming well informed, critically thinking digital citizens.
Nikki is the co founder of EdCamp Atlanta, a free “un-conference” committed to reaching educators in public, private, charter, and higher ed environments to share innovative instructional strategies and pioneering technologies that transform education for all students. She co moderates the #TLChat LIVE! Twitter Sessions the 2nd Monday of each month which provide a forum for school librarians to discuss current teacher-library topics.
Nikki is the recipient of several honors including a Bammy Award nomination, ASLA Ann Marie Pipkin Technology Award, and the AASL Bound to Stay Bound Grant.
Nikki is a frequent presenter for SimpleK12, Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC), Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC), Alabama School Library Association (ASLA), Alabama Library Association (ALLA), Library 2.011 & 2.012, Global Education Conference, Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), & TeachMeetGA.
Jaime Vandergrift: Community Manager
Jaime Vandergrift is an experienced educator, presenter, and conference planner. Her passion lies in educational technology, innovation, and finding the answers to the questions educators have about moving forward in 21st century classrooms. She believes in the power of being a connected educator and working with others who share the same ideals in education for the overall betterment in the future of education. Jaime knows that building tomorrow's classrooms in no way has to be contingent on budgets or devices, but rather, making the most of the resources schools have, while embracing learning models of today. Being a teacher at heart makes working with other educators her best quality. For any model of education she would ask a teacher to try, she is as willing to step into that classroom and co-facilitate the model. Jaime is your partner in education!
Jaime is a director for #EdCampATL, Social Media chair for GaETC, and co-moderator of #NTchat.
Catch Jaime live on #EduVue, an On Air, Live educational show, discussing trending and innovative education topics.