MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

Augthat Ambassadors are a community of K-12 educators leading the industry in education technology. They are supporting, empowering, and inspiring teachers inside and outside of Augthat!. They spread the Augthat philosophy and immersion of augmented reality throughout their networks and partner with the Augthat team to help other educators become power users of education technology.
Amber McCormick

Amber McCormick

  • Global Studies

I am currently living in a dream position as a Global Studies teacher in a K-5 classroom. This year I am taking on a new challenge of teaching a six grade course featuring creative digital media. I am super excited to mix my passion for culture and technology and get my students to both experience and create augmented reality! What an amazing opportunity to be able to experience the many wonders of the world without leaving the four walls of our classroom. Ready to share my new experiences and excitement with as many educators as possible!

BRIAN LEWIS

BRIAN LEWIS

  • ENGLISH

I am an English Language instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. I was named Edmodo Ambassador of the year in 2014. I was named PBS Education innovator in 2011. I love anything technology and love to test the limits of education.

Brittney Horning

Brittney Horning

  • 2nd Grade

I am a second grade teacher at a technology and career magnet in Wichita, Kansas. I am pursuing my masters degree in Technology Education at PittState. I teach at a 1:1 IPad school and love to present EdTech ideas to other educators. I have integrated Augmented Reality in the classroom and cannot wait to present what AugThat has to offer in the world of AR.

Carol Nelson

Carol Nelson

  • Instructional Technologist

Mrs. Carol Nelson describes herself as an Instructional Technologist. Carol received her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University, along with an Educational Technology Certification. Her career in education has provided her with experience in all grades, kindergarten through college, as well as experience in both private and public school settings. Carol is passionate about teaching, learning, and technology. Her technology passion is evident as she presents both online and in person.

Beverly Ladd

Beverly Ladd

  • 2nd Grade

I teach second grade in North Carolina. An experienced global educator, I love connecting my student globally to collaborate on projects which allows them to become more aware of their world and appreciate one another’s differences. I just completed a 24-hour Skype-a-thon, only the second of its kind in the world, and the first of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere. I am passionate about sharing and collaborating with teachers globally as well as integrating technology to extend learning and build relationships. blog: beverlyladd.wordpress.com Twitter: @bevladd

Christy Hansen

Christy Hansen

  • 6th Grade

Technology has always been my passion. I love discovering new resources to bring to the classroom. I’m so excited to be working with Aug That! I’ve been teaching middle school in the San Diego area for 9 years. I’ve taught math, science, and now humanities. I've seen technology open up new, exciting worlds of learning opportunities for our students. It’s also giving teachers new ways to connect with their students. I really enjoy helping other teachers bring technology tools to their students. The newest amazing tool to share is augmented reality with Aug That!

Dawn Zamora

Dawn Zamora

  • 3rd Grade

"It always seems impossible until it's done."- Nelson Mandela This quote says it all. It influences my life daily as the mother of two teenagers, a 3rd grade teacher, and a "sharer" of all things tech. This quote seems even more relevant now with tech in education. The impossible seems to be happening at lightening speed. This has been a game changer and ignited a new passion for learning in me that has turned my classroom into a place where we embrace "new" ways, stay "outside the box", and know if we never fail then we didn't reach high enough.

Debbie Butler

Debbie Butler

  • Digital Learning Coach

I am the Digital Learning Coach at Royalwood Elementary. I was a classroom teacher for 17 years and taught both math and technology classes. I taught 12 years at King High School and 5 years at Null Middle School. My current position allows me to learn and share emerging technologies with colleagues. I graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in instructional technology. I have teaching certifications in 6-12 mathematics and Gifted/Talented. I am married with 3 grown children and 3 wonderful grandchildren.

Gupteswar Rao

Gupteswar Rao

  • Educator & Motivator

An Educator & Motivator aged 68, I constantly am fascinated by Technology and its various applications in education. Following the principle “It’s not what we teach but how we teach”, I always wanted technology incorporated by teachers in schools. Toying with and in pursuit of new webtools I authored a book "Empowering tools for today's educators" exclusively for the Indian educators. Augmented Reality (AR) fascinates me and for certain, the students are exposed to have real experiences in a breathtaking and remarkable way. Hats off to AUGTAHT in inspiring students learning and understanding with a difference.

Heidi Samuelson

Heidi Samuelson

  • 4th Grade

I'm a fourth grade teacher that enjoys sharing activities and ideas with others. I love integrating technology into daily lessons to help students grow in their learning.

Ibán de la Horra

Ibán de la Horra

  • Science & Math

I am a Science and Math teacher in Spain. In addition, I teach other teachers how to apply new technologies in their classes. I like to share ideas with other teachers. I have been using AR for 4 years in my classes. Using augmented reality is one of the best methodologies because joins education and technology. AR makes our job easier and our students are more motivated. The best sentence that shows what I think about education is: " All teachers should start with the same objetives and principles, all for our students"

Jayne Clare

Jayne Clare

  • co-founder of Teachers With Apps

Jayne Clare is the co-founder of Teachers With Apps and a leader in introducing educational technology into classrooms, she is the creator of the first genuine educational app review site that analyzes and vets the educational value of apps. Jayne has 30 years of hands-on classroom experience predominately working with special needs children. More recently she has been devoting her attention to helping developers, by beta and field-testing a variety of different educational applications to ensure market value. She has provided content and interface development support and advice to many high profile educational companies. Jayne hosts Educational App Talk, a Facebook Forum that discusses hot topics in the app world. She has been honored by NSBA 20 to Watch Recognition Award, which identifies emerging leaders within the education technology community who have the potential to impact, the field for the next 20 years. Jayne has also been a webinar host for BrainPOP and New-O-Matic, on the Critic’s Panel at the Dust or Magic Institute and is a contributor to Edutopia.

Jean Capuano

Jean Capuano

  • Special Ed Teacher

I am a special education teacher in New York City at P811M, District 75. I have been using AR in my technology classes for two years and have been creating my own experiences for over six months. My special needs students enjoy the surprise and amazement that AR brings. And I love the engagement and willingness to take part in things like writing and math that AR provides! Recent projects include a poster board at our district wide STEM Fair, an augmented school logo on a t-shirt, and student work augmented to student name tags. From this work, I have learned that Augthat.com AR is top-notch! I will enjoy using it more often in my classes, and I look forward to helping others to use it, too!

Katrina Keene

Katrina Keene

  • K-12

Dr. Katrina Keene has spent the last 15 years in the K-12 technology education field and enjoys researching and integrating new technologies into classrooms. Her most recent experience as the Director of Innovation at a College Preparatory School, was dedicated to raising student achievement through technology integration. Her love for education is driven by her focus and awareness of effective classroom technologies. Katrina is a Remind Connected Educator, Class Dojo Ambassador, Nearpod PioNear, founder of #tntechchat & @edcampleadtn, on the planning committees for @edcamptampabay & @edcampgigvity, and can be found in several well known EdTech publications. Katrina’s passion for technology and education is strengthened through the phenomenal educators she works with every day. She believes teachers and administrators are dedicated professionals who strive to educate the entire student and prepare them for a technologically advanced world.

Makisha Rogers

Makisha Rogers

  • Technology Integration Specialist

Technology Integration Specialist in Atlanta, Ga. Pk-6. Former but forever 7gr ELA instructor & Innovative Leader in Technology Member. MEd in Instructional Design & Technology. Passionate about UDL in learning and leveraging different tools to make it happen! My mission is to help educators find new and innovative ways to enrich and expand the learning experience and opportunities for their students, and to find different pathways for students to learn and demonstrate their learning.

Michelle Thorn

Michelle Thorn

  • 4th Grade

My love for EdTech emerged when I was initially hired for a 4th grade 1:1 teaching position. I love not only sharing my passion with my students, but giving examples to other educators through professional development workshops. Once I discovered augmented reality, it instantly became a favorite tech tool in the classroom. Currently, I am a technology teacher from a suburb outside of Chicago who loves augmented reality, 3D printing, coding and green screen productions.

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

  • Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. Nik loves strong coffee, and connecting with passionate educators who are not afraid to get out of their comfort zone and try new and exciting things in their classrooms. Nik specializes in digital formative assessments, iPads in the classroom, iBook creation, Google Apps for Education, digital storytelling, gamifying curriculum, screencasting tools, and Web 2.0 applications. Recently he has branched into the Augmented Reality sector and working with educators to invent innovative ways to use Augmented Reality in the classroom. In his free time Nik enjoys blogging. His work has been featured on EdTechTeacher’s blogs, at Edudemic, and at Daily Genius, where he is a regular contributor. Nik is also an experienced presenter, speaker, and trainer that has presented at FETC, ST4T, FCSC, EdTechTeacher’s iPad Summit, and at Daytona College.

Tammy Wallace

Tammy Wallace

  • Life Teacher

The scope of my educational career has involved teaching ages from two to ninetytwo. I believe all learners, no matter what age or socioeconomic background, have the ability to learn if instruction is provided that plays to the learner's style of learning. As an adult educator, I taught job skills to individuals struggling to find a job to senior citizens on the use of the Internet to connect with loved ones. For the past ten years as Technology Director and Instructor, I have designed, developed and implemented technology plans, which focused on creating a stronger and more effective interactive learning environment for PreK-12th grade students. Through my passion to educate adults, as well as students, I have conducted over 500 professional development sessions, been a presenter at both state and national conferences, and mentored faculty, parents, and community members on the impact technology has when integrated effectively into the curriculum. I am currently a certified Google Apps Educator and Google Apps Admin. I am extremely excited about augmented and virtual reality!

Debra Atchison

Debra Atchison

  • Co-founder of EdCamp Global

Debra Reymundo Atchison has been in the educational technology field for 25+ years. She earned her Master’s degree online in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 1999. Since this time, she has taken her technology training skills out of the public schools and into the rest of the world. She has worked as an international trainer, training in countries such as Africa, Ukraine, Croatia, Turkey and Austria. She has led large school districts to numerous successes in technology through her school, district and state technology leadership positions. Debra has taught technology applications on a college level and has even been the personal home-school teacher for comedian Eddie Murphy’s own children. Mrs. Atchison has vast experience in online learning as well. She has written, designed and even taught online courses for continued learning credit and collegiate environments. Debra’s enthusiastic, patient and interactive approach to professional development leaves educators not only with new skills, but also motivation, excitement and passion for implementing technology best practices into their curriculum as soon as they return to their classroom. Debra is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google Apps Certified Administrator. She is also the co-founder of EdCamp Global and EdCamp Global Classrooms. Both are 24-hour online learning experiences for teachers and students around the world with over 1,200 classrooms from 60 countries participating.

Jaime Donally

Jaime Donally

  • Instructional Technology Coordinator

Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher, and eventually taught grades from Pre-K through 8th grade. During that time, she used multiple technology resources to engage students and improve learning. As an Instructional Technology Coordinator, she provides staff development and training on all areas of technology integration. She enjoys encouraging teachers to step out of the bounds of the classroom walls, and embrace new ways of engaging the students.

Terry Stoufer

Terry Stoufer

  • Connected Educator

I am an elementary school teacher for 18 years and have taught 1-5th grade. My passion is learning, growing and improving my craft to bring the best to my classroom. My latest focus in improvement is technology. I'm excited to see how each door opened brings another door of opportunity. I love sharing, connecting and collaborating with educators across the globe. The possibilities with augmented reality thrill me and I can't wait to see where it takes us!

Cassie Reeder

Cassie Reeder

  • Educator / Facilitator / Coordinator

I am a hard working educator looking to shed some light on the ever changing technologies of today and how they impact and enhance education. I strive to open up the world to students through global connections for educational purposes using social media and various technology platforms. I am a Google Guide within my school district which allows me the opportunity to train on all things Google. I also work as a facilitator coordinator for EdCamp Global and EdCamp Global Classrooms. Both are 24-hour online learning experiences for teachers and students around the world with over 1,200 classrooms from 60 countries participating. I conduct professional developments in and outside of my district on a wide variety of topics from Google basics to AR and VR integration for student engagement purposes. My mission is to improve teacher understanding of technology so they become comfortable with integration of these tools and positively impact student learning experiences.

Twyla Loftin

Twyla Loftin

  • M.S. in Education

I work for the Educational Resource Center on Deafness as the Online Resources teacher. I have been teaching for 20 years. In that time, I taught at Texas School for the Deaf in both the Middle School and High School departments before moving over to ERCOD. In a 3 year period when I was away from TSD, I was an itinerant teacher, a Baylor University professor and a High School ASL teacher. I am certified in Deaf Education, Bi-lingual Education, American Sign Language, Special Education and Art. I am also a Master level BEI certified interpreter. I have always been one of the first at my school to try out new technology when it became available, so AugThat has been a wonderful opportunity for me to learn and push the limits of what experiences I can give to my students and truly bring the world to them.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

Dr. Samantha Fecich

  • professor

I am a former special education teacher, currently a professor teaching preservice educators about educational technology. I like to use innovative technologies in my classroom in meaningful and effective ways.