Joanne Oien is a seasoned educator with nearly 30 years of experience working in the same school district. Joanne began her career as a teacher at New Hope Elementary School District in Thornton, California for 14 years before getting her administrator credential and working as a Vice Principal, Principal and Superintendent for the next 16 years.

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Eric Ewald is going into his fifth year as an elementary school principal and this will be his first year as building principal at James Van Allen Elementary, a PK-6th grade school that is a part of the Iowa City Community School District. Prior to becoming a principal, Eric was a School Administration Manager and prior to that he taught 6th grade Language Arts.

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Elizabeth Carr is a Licensed Professional and Nationally Certified Counselor whose passion encompasses helping new teachers feel competent in managing their own mental health needs, and helping them grow personally and professionally. Recognizing that professional development opportunities for educators often lacked practical strategies for positive mental health practices, Elizabeth co-founded ResourcED, LLC in 2014 to provide just that.

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Dr. Bryan Harris serves as the Director of Professional Development and Public Relations for the Casa Grande Elementary School District in Arizona. Having served in many roles in education – from a classroom teacher to a principal and now a central office leader – Bryan understands the challenges teachers and school leaders face as they strive to meet the needs of all students.

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John Stevens is an instructional technology coach in Southern California and the co-author of The Classroom Chef. He moderates #caeedchat on Sunday evenings from 8-9pm on Twitter, tinkers with 3D printing and 3D curricula design for Airwolf3D, and loves to encourage a risk-taking environment for students, staff, and school leadership. John is dedicated to finding ways for educational leaders to put the direction of learning into the hands of students.

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Dr. Reshan Richards is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ, and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off.

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