Dan Morris - Executive Director and Director of Professional Development - Dan has created and delivered online classes through the National School Boards Association Online Learning Center and has been an online facilitator and trainer for a number International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Institutes and staff development projects working with K-12 administrators and teachers. He is also a National Senior Trainer and staff developer for the Intel Teach program, an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver and has created and delivered a class called “Educational Leadership in a Digital Age,” which is part of the university’s graduate outreach program for professional educators.
He most recently served for two years as the director of Educational Technology and Innovation for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and was responsible for assisting and supporting staff in effective use of 21st Century tools and collaboration strategies. He assisted CDE in identifying professional development strategies for the implementation of the next generation of content, standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment. Dan received his B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado. To contact Dan, please email him at email@example.com.
Carolyn Gardner – Senior/Master Facilitator and Trainer- eNetColorado, Intel Elements and ITA - Carolyn Gardner has taught all levels of students from Kindergarten to seniors. For 22 years, she was a 3rd grade teacher and then became a District Technology Director for the following eight years. During those eight years, her most rewarding experience was working with the high school students who loved working with various types of technology. Carolyn received her BA degree from University of Northern Colorado in Aurally Handicapped, with a Minor in High School Mathematics. She also received additional endorsements in Technology, Science and Elementary Education.
Carolyn serves as our Senior Trainer and also a Senior/Master Facilitator of the Essentials and other professional development courses for eNetColorado. She is our teacher of record with Adams State University. Carolyn also serves as an independent consultant at local rural schools and at an area BOCES with various trainings such as Infinite Campus, Power School and some Microsoft Office courses. She continues to be a grant reviewer for Colorado Department of Education. Carolyn is a Senior/Master Teacher for Intel Teach and has taught many sessions of Essentials and Thinking with Technology courses. . She has served on various committees of ISTE, ASCD, TIE, and TLF. To contact Carolyn, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Brown – Community Manager, Thinkfinity.org Jane Brown earned a Bachelor of Science in Math with a minor in Science from Ohio University in 1967. She earned her Masters in Computers in Education from Lesley College in 1993. Jane taught K-12 Math, Science, and Technology courses in Ohio, Texas, California, and Colorado for 11+ years. She taught pre-service and post-service teachers, faculty members, and students at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) for approximately 12 years. Through her work with various projects (Teachers Network, Connecting Teachers, Widening Our World, and MarcoPolo) during her University employment, Jane helped hundreds of teachers gain hardware and training to infuse technology into their teaching. Currently, Jane is the Community Manager for Thinkfinty.org and works with to advance professional development availability. Jane continues teaching through her business: Brown’s Educational Services and Training. She and her family live in Colorado Springs. To contact Jane, please email her at email@example.com.
Karen Ortiz – DREAM Content Coordinator Karen is an Independent Educational Technology Consultant. She has been involved in educational technology for over 25 years. As a special education and elementary school teacher, Karen’s career included membership on Colorado’s regional Augmentative/Alternative Communications Team and the Montrose County School District Educational Technology Steering Committee. She completed her teaching career as an Educational Technology Specialist in public and private schools. Karen is a member of the Board of Directors of Technology In Education (TIE) – Colorado, an organization she has proudly served for 14 years. In 2010, Karen was Regional Program Chair for the International Society of Technology in Education. Karen received her BA from UCLA and her MA from the University of Denver. To contact Karen, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Glissmann – Website Project Lead Nancy has 33 years’ experience in writing, editing, and compiling documents using different technologies from NBI to PC with the use of various software applications. She has been a part of the eNetColorado team since 2010. To contact Nancy, please email her at email@example.com.
Julie Rieken - Colorado on iTunes U Julie Rieken has 20 years of experience in education and technology. Julie started her career in the Denver Public Schools as an elementary ELA teacher. Several years later, she joined Education Access and began working with local school districts to incorporate technology into the classroom and eventually joined Apple, Inc. where she worked for ten years as a Senior Account Executive covering K-12 accounts in Texas and Colorado. To contact Julie, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Yohon – Project Manager Will Yohon is a CSU graduate in Political Science with a minor in Media Studies/Communications. For the last year he was an intern for Senator Mark Udall’s constituent services office located in Greeley; during which time he was given two Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition for his service. He also has 4-5 years of experience within the IT field from 2004-2008. Currently, Will is working with Centennial BOCES and Enetcolordo in shared format. To contact Will, please email him at email@example.com.
Bianca Katz - Bianca Katz lives in Fort Collins, CO. For years she taught in mainstream and alternative classrooms and then ran an alternative high school program for Poudre School District. Bianca attended Penn State for a BS in secondary education and expanded my online, alternative and distance goals with a MS from the University of Surrey, England. Today she designs and facilitates online materials and classes for the district and has also had the pleasure to help design and facilitate courses for eNetColorado and other professional groups. When Bianca is not glued to the computer, she works on home projects with her husband and provides calm assertive love for their rescue dogs.
Crystal Gasell - Crystal works at the University of Colorado- Denver as an Academic Technology Coordinator for CU Online where she provides support and training to faculty teaching online courses. Additionally, Crystal is a Verizon Thinkfinity Community Host and works as a Master Digital Educator with the University of South Florida. She is also a Google Certified Teacher. Crystal has seven years of experience teaching English/Language Arts and facilitating technology in the classroom in grades K-12. In 2006, she was awarded Florida’s Beginning English Teacher of the Year. When not working, Crystal is an avid rockclimber. She loves skiing, hiking, iceclimbing, and cycling.
Roger Henson - M.Ed has been a K-12 teacher, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, an Intel Master Teacher, has provided a variety of professional development experiences to education professionals to support integration of technology into instruction and is currently the Building Technology Coordinator at Foothills Elementary in Academy District Twenty. Roger has facilitated many of our Intel Teach Elements’ courses.
Axel Reitzig -Axel currently teaches 21st Century technology and STEM at Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont, Colorado. He has taught for 18 years at various levels, from college to high school to middle school, and in various subjects and areas: German, Language Arts, library and information literacy, and technology/STEM. Axel earned his Intel Master Teacher certification in 2010, and also has facilitated several online courses created by Intel for eNetColorado. This summer, he will continue developing his online facilitation skills through an ETLO course. In addition, Axel will be teaching in his district’s Innovation Academy, a dynamic summer learning experience created in cooperation with IBM and based on Stanford University’s D-School (school of design).
Axel’s goal, as a teacher, is to empower students by creating a dynamic, student-centered and inquiry-based learning environment that incorporates collaboration and 21st Century technologies.