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The Future Ready Mentoring program is designed to connect district and school leaders with expert colleagues who have experience modernizing practices which empower personal and authentic learning experiences for each student and educator.

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Patrick Bott

HS Vice Principal

New Jersey

http://www.palpkschools.org

I have been an educator for 13 years at Palisades Park Jr/Sr High School. I started as a Social Studies teacher after graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Political Science. During my time as a teacher, I coached football and baseball and served as an administrator at

Dennis Best
Dennis Best

Principal

Pennsylvania

https://www.centennialsd.org/Page/7065

Lawrence Parece
Lawrence Parece

Director of Technology

Ohio

http://www.westcler.org

With nearly thirty years in technology, the support of education has included nearly 18 of those as a network administrator, solutions consultant, and director at private colleges, education-focused technology consultancies, and public K-12 institutions. A Bachelors of Business Administration degree was earned in 2013, followed by a Masters of Education

Diana McGhee
Diana McGhee

Director of Technology and Information/CIO

Kentucky

http://www.fortthomas.kyschools.us

A 34-year veteran educator, Diana is the Chief Information Officer for the Fort Thomas Independent Schools, a high-performing school district in Kentucky. In addition to her technology duties, Diana taught the high school journalism class for a decade in which she helped students produce a newspaper, a magazine and the

Evan Abramson
Evan Abramson

Director of Technology

New Jersey

https://www.millburn.org

Evan Abramson is the Director of Technology at the Millburn Township Public Schools in New Jersey. In addition, Evan is currently the chair for the Future Ready Schools- NJ Infrastructure Gear where he oversees the creation of the statewide initiative and scoring rubrics. Evan has recently been named as a

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David Hicks

Principal

North Carolina

http://www.Meadowbrook.stokes.k12.nc.us

I have been a teacher, coach, and administrator in the North Carolina Public Schools for 32 years.  I started my career in 1986 as a Band Director, and then moved into teaching computer applications in 1995.  I became an administrator in 1999 and a Principal in 2005.  I am currently

Lauren Hancock
Lauren Hancock

Strategic Advisor

California

https://fusecorps.org/program/our-fellows/

LAUREN HANCOCK has spent more than 15 years working as an educator and advocate for student-centered learning. Most recently, she was a project fellow and school leader professional development lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. She has traveled across the country working with principals dedicated

Josh Swartz
Josh Swartz

Superintendent

Kansas

http://www.usd361.org

Currently in 6th year of being a superintendent with 6 prior years as a secondary building leader. My teaching background includes 6 years in the secondary math classroom. I’ve served in mostly rural and agriculture communities.

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Brett Bunch

Superintendent

Arkansas

http://www.magazinek12.com

I spent 20 years in the business world before entering the world of education. I have been a teacher, a coach, a high school principal and now have served three years as a district superintendent. My combined experience in business leadership and educational leadership leads me to think outside the

Marie Hanna
Marie Hanna

Superintendent

Ohio

http://www.connectionsacademy.com

I have been an educator since 1985.  I have worked with virtual education since 2005.  Ohio Connections Academy is the only eschool that was rated excellent or effective for three consecutive years.  OCA received the Momentum Award from the State Board of Education for our 2016 report card.  Each senior

Kate MacMillan
Kate MacMillan

Coordinator Library Services

California

http://www.nvusd.org

18 years as Coordinator of Library Services for Napa Valley USD and Napa Valley School Library Consortium; 2010-current California Department of Education Recommended Literature Committee member; 8 years as an outside library consultant for Follett Library Resources; 6 years as a Napa County Library Commissioner. Member of ALA, AASL, CLA

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Athena Matherly

Director of School Innovation

Florida

http://www.charterschoolsusa.com

Athena Matherly has worked for Charter Schools USA, a national education service provider, since 2012. In her current position Athena oversees the School Innovations team, responsible for researching and vetting all supplemental programs (including hardware, software, websites, teacher/students resources, etc.) used within a network of 80+ Charter Schools in 6

Devin Vodicka
Devin Vodicka

Chief Impact Officer

California

http://www.altschool.com

During his tenure serving Vista Unified’s more than 25,000 students, Devin earned some of the education industry’s most prestigious awards. In 2015, he was named “California Superintendent of the Year” by both the ACSA and Pepperdine University. In 2014, he received Classroom of the Future Foundation's "Innovative Superintendent of the

Jorge Morales
Jorge Morales

Assistant Principal

California

http://www.emuhsd.org/semhs

Assistant Principal for Instruction. 22 years of teaching experience using technology and digital tools. Lifelong learners who is open to collaborating with educators seeking to improve their pedagogy and instruction to support personalized learning.

Amber Heffner
Amber Heffner

Executive Director

Illinois

http://www.iceberg.org

Amber Heffner is the Executive Director of Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional opportunities to educators throughout Illinois. ICE is the Illinois affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®), the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected