TC was born in Germany, raised in Northern California and Eastern Colorado. She has been married to Tracy Travis for 27 years and they have two grown children—Garrett and Ryan. TC enjoys camping, being outdoors, and knitting.
TC taught grades 3-5, specializing in differentiated math instruction, before taking the position of Director of Technology. Her areas of expertise include software training, PowerSchool, SIS, and Excel. Her passion as an educator lies in believing in students, identifying individual talents, and then watching those youth grow into young adulthood.
TC has attended InnEdCO conferences as a teacher since 2000. She presented and volunteered for three years before joining the InnEdCO Board in October 2010.
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Erin Magley, Denver School District
As a returning Peace Corps volunteer in 1997, Erin became a bilingual elementary teacher for Denver Public Schools. She taught ECE, Kindergarten, 3rd, and 5th grades before becoming the technology teacher in her school. She has since joined the Educational Technology Team in DPS and loves helping teachers better understand how to engage their digital learners on a daily basis. Since joining the Educational Technology Team at DPS, Erin has been recognized in her district for providing outstanding customer service. A Colorado native, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and keeping bees in her backyard.
Erin started as an attendee at InnEdCO, then presented sessions for multiple years before being recruited to the InnEdCO Board of Directors in 2008. She finds great fulfillment in collaborating with the other board members to organize the premier educational technology event for Colorado, every year.
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Greg Miller, Cheyenne Mountain School District
Board Treasurer – 2015 Conference Chairperson
Greg lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two-year old daughter. He currently serves as a Technology Coordinator for Gold Camp Elementary in the Cheyenne Mountain School District. His position helps promote the use of technology to further standards-based curriculum and 21st century skills in the classroom.
Greg provides professional development to school staff by including video-based as well as traditional face-to-face training, modeled classroom integration, and grade-level planning sessions. He works closely with teachers to integrate technology into their daily classroom curriculum. Greg is a Certified Apple Associate and a Google EDU Certified Teacher. In addition to his technical understanding of Macs, he manages various database programs both at the school and the district level for student testing and achievement. Greg is also familiar with various web development tools including Final Cut, Microsoft Office, and the Apple iLife Suite.
The journey has just begun, and Greg is always looking to connect with like-minded people. His passion is to continue to bring together innovative practices and learning models to promote the advancement of 21st century skills.
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Ben Wilkoff, Aurora Public School District
Ben is the Director of Blended and Personalized Learning in Aurora Public Schools. He led the Personalized Professional Learning efforts in Denver Public Schools. He has taught middle schoolers English. He has managed online communities for Edmodo and been an Online Learning and Technology Resources Specialist for Douglas County Schools. He was named the Totally Wired Teacher of the year in 2007 by Edutopia and has blogged at Learning is Change since 2004. He is married to his favorite person, and loves his three children quite a little bit. He is passionate about personalized learning, technology with purpose, and creating at least one new thing every day. In short, he teaches, and learns. A lot.
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Kelly Sain, Boulder Valley School District
Conference, Leadership, and Google Chairperson
As an award winning educator, Kelly is committed to ensuring that technology enhances, engages, and motivates students to learn. As the Director of Educational Technology for Boulder Valley, she draws from many diverse experiences focused on educational technology: a classroom teacher, an educational consultant, a university instructor and a district K-12 technology leader. She has a long history in staff development, focusing on integrating technology into teachers’ curriculum and classrooms so that student’s create, investigate, connect and learn via digital environments.
Her primary focus is on creating engaging professional learning communities for all stakeholders. She emphasizes putting the devices and tools into students hands so they are creating their own learning and emphasizes having students publish their work for authentic audiences.
Kelly is a passionate learner and is always looking for new avenues to engage students through interactions with technology that address the 4 Cs of 21st century skills:
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Kelly has presented and attended InnEdCO for many years before coming into the board of directors role. She has also presented at several national and local conferences including ISTE, Rocky Mountain Google Apps Summit, National School Board Conference, and TCEA. Kelly received Teacher of the year award in 1998 for Highland Park ISD and in 2007 for Douglas County School District.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow on Twitter: @kjsain
Liz Walhof, Lewis Palmer School District
Liz comes to the InnEdCO board with a background as a secondary teacher, ed tech specialist, professional developer, and now as the Director of Technology for Lewis-Palmer School District in Monument, Colorado. A 16-year veteran of public education, Liz is also a frequent presenter across the country on using innovative technology tools to encourage students and staff to passionately engage in lifelong learning.
Liz is a member of the Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology (CALET), the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), and is on Learning Forward Colorado’s Professional Learning team. She is eager to partner with CASE, ISTE and CDE, as well as with other professional learning and ed tech organizations, to make IT happen in meaningful ways for learners of all ages.
Liz is married and has four children in K-12 public education. She loves to travel, lived overseas in high school (Papua New Guinea) and college (Spain), and had visited six of the seven continents by the time she was thirty. Unfortunately, no one has invited her to visit Antarctica…yet.
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Sheila Bowman, Weld RE4 School District
Sheila serves as a District Level Instructional Technology Specialist at the Weld RE4 School District in Windsor, Colorado. After several years of elementary classroom experience, the draw to help teachers learn to harness the power of technology to engage, empower and inspire their students, allowed her to make the move to the district level. Sheila holds a B.S. in Human Development/Family Studies, a minor in Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Sheila has presented at ISTE, InnEdCO (Colorado Affiliate of ISTE) and Colorado Association of Libraries around Professional Development, Visionary Leadership, and Instructional Technology Pedagogy, and serves as a guest lecturer for pre-service teacher courses at the University of Northern Colorado. Sheila serves on the Board of Directors for InnEdCO and spends her days at school supporting teachers and coaches, and developing fresh and relevant Professional Growth experiences for educators, administrators and their students at Weld RE4.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter: @techimomma
Jessica Raleigh, McGlone Academy (Denver)
Marketing & Communications Chairperson
Jessica is a Personalized Learning Coach at McGlone Academy in Denver and the organizer of the #BFC530 education community. Prior to her time at McGlone she was the Program Manager for Personalized Professional Learning and a Blended and Personalized Learning Field Manager, supporting many of the K-12 teachers and students in Denver Public Schools. She has taught in a variety of urban and suburban settings with limited to no technology up to 1:1 and BYOD GAFE environments and worked in the private sector as an IT Manager. She currently facilitates professional development for schools, districts, and national conferences and consults on a variety of topics that support student centered learning and learner agency.
Jessica is passionate about creating and encouraging experiences that meet the needs of all learners through the use of meaningful technology, the arts, and inquiry. Jessica is an advocate for reflective practices, personalized learning, and student-centered approaches that empower learners of all ages with the tools they need to succeed and take ownership of their journey.
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