Carol Anne McGuire
4439 N. California
Chicago, Il. 60625
Beaver Island (April – Oct.)
37700 Font View Ct.
Beaver Island MI 49782
Jo Ann Mattson
Joe is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has developed and delivered mobile content and training on the use of the iPod and iPad across the United States and for Argentina’s Ministry of Education. Joe speaks to a variety of education, business, and government audiences in the areas of technology, leadership, and vision. He regularly consults with state departments of education, private foundations, and local school districts in the U.S. and Canada, and has presented to and worked with educators at conferences and events on three continents. Joe is currently implementing 1:1 iPad and iPod touch mobility programs for Canby students at multiple grade levels and authors both Canby’s iPod/iPad user group and innovation wiki
Leigh Ann Taylor Knight
Bozeman, MT 59718
Loui Lord Nelson
Mary Beth Hertz
Dr. Melanie Wiscount
As the Chair of Technology Integration, Melissa collaborates closely with teachers and instructional coaches to provide authentic and innovative learning opportunities for students in grades JK thru 12. Melissa is instrumental in providing on-going professional development for faculty, and has also presented at the local, state, and national level. A recipient of the Brynes Grant, Melissa traveled to Cedars School of Excellence in Greenock, Scotland, the first 1:1 iPad school in the world. While there, she saw first had how teaching and learning were being transformed in a meaningful way. Melissa is a world traveler and has visited 6 of the 7 continents! In addition to her work in education she has organized EdCampIS-VA as well as, TEDxYouth@FHS.
Rita Oates, PhD, was edtech director of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school district.
There she initiated programs to involve more female and minority students with technology, a computer take-home program, summer computer camps for elementary students, use of technology in ESOL, and other innovations using technology in teaching and learning across the curriculum and with administrators. While in Miami-Dade, she won federal and state grants exceeding $10 million. Her work was recognized with multiple national awards. She was chair of the graduate program in computer education and technology at Barry University in south Florida and has keynoted or been a spotlight speaker at many state, regional and national conferences, including FETC and ISTE. She has written 13 books and more than 100 articles about technology in education and is currently working on a book with her husband about emerging digital issues in K-20 education, to be published in fall 2015. She has evaluated edtech teacher training programs in Florida and New York for the federal PT3 program. For nine years she was a platform speaker for Microsoft, speaking to parents, teachers, and user groups. While VP of education at ePals, the world’s largest online community of K-12 students in 200 countries, she helped teachers around the globe succeed in project-based learning that included collaboration, creation and communication across many time zones and cultures.
Before arriving at Cape Cod Academy, Sam was the Director of Technology at Lake Forest Country Day School. As the Director of Technology at LFCDS, Sam was responsible for creating the Technology Plan and for supervising all facets of technology at the school. He worked with colleagues as well as the Technology Curriculum Coordinator, the IT Manager and the Technology Committee to plan for the technology needs of students, faculty, staff and parents at LFCDS. In addition to being the Director of Technology, he spent time as the Upper School Head (Grades 5-9), Secondary School Counselor, and as a math, history and physical education teacher, coach, advisor and fifth grade homeroom teacher.
Vinnie has been recognized as a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Certified Trainer. He has been invited as a spotlight speaker at both regional and national conferences, and co-hosts a bi-weekly webcast that focuses on the intersection of technology and education