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.
Kathy Shields: Organizer
Tech-coach,educator-improvisor, researcher, inspired by www.lionheartedlearners. #EdCampSAV co-founder, KSU doc student. Everything you learn you teach yourself.
Drew Frank: Organizer
Drew Frank is the Director of Academic Operations and Lower School Principal at The Davis Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a proud father and husband, an avid reader, a motivated learner, and a passionate teacher.
Nikki D. Robertson: Co-Founder
Nikki is a veteran educator and Instructional Technology Facilitator who is passionate about 1:1 Digital Initiatives, collaboration w/other 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. Her most recent endeavor is TL News Night, a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts.
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, 2.013, Global Education Conference, Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), International Society for Technology in Education(ISTE®) & TeachMeetGA.
Additionally, Nikki has been a member of the AdvanceEd SACS Accreditation External Review Team in Georgia.
For more information about Nikki click here: http://about.me/nikkidrobertson
Andy Plemmons: Organizer
Andy Plemmons is the school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA and a Google Certified Teacher. His library program is grounded in transliteracy, participatory culture, and students as creators of content shared with the global community. Andy's students are often seen skyping with authors, guest speakers, and the developers of the tools that they use in class. Andy also collaborates with libraries around the country.
Andy has presented at numerous conferences including the School Library Journal Leadership Summit, American Association of School Librarians Conference, and the Texas Library Association Conference. Andy has articles in Teacher Librarian, Knowledge Quest, Schools, and California Reader. Andy is also a monthly columnist for Library Sparks. Andy has served on national conference planning committees including the School Reform Initiative Winter Meeting, where he was the social media chair.
Andy leads professional learning and offer keynote speeches for librarians around the country. He also serves as a consultant for School Reform Initative.
Andy has received several honors including the Georgia Exemplary Elementary Library Media Program, Northeast Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year, and the Clarke County Foundation for Excellence Kathryn H. Hug Instructional Leadership Award.
Sue Levine: Organizer
Teacher-Librarian, DEN STAR, NBCT, 2014 Dekalb County School District LMOSTY, TL News Night Anchor, GOING TO DENSI14 !!!!! Passionate Change Agent staffdevjnkie.net