• Amy Kretsch

     

    Amy KretschAmy has been in the technology education arena for more than 14 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and an MS in Library Media Technology from Mankato State. She started her career as an elementary library media specialist for Minneapolis Public Schools. Amy moved to Osseo Area Schools to be a media/technology specialist at Brooklyn Junior High. After six years of jr. high life, Amy moved into a Technology Integration Collaborative Teacher (TICT) position. The TICT focus is helping teachers integrate technology into curriculum. Amy currently continues to work closely with school districts and technology in the Midwest region.

     

    In her free time, Amy enjoys cooking, traveling, SCUBA diving, reading, and spending time with her nephews. She enjoys the never-ending adventure of learning about new technologies and finding out how school districts are integrating technology.

  • Andi Bodeau

     

    Andi BodeauAndi has been in K-12 education for almost twenty years. She started her career as a secondary social studies teacher in 1994. After receiving her M.S. in Information Media in 2001 from St. Cloud State University she spent several years as a library media specialist. Currently she is the Elementary Technology Integration Coordinator for Bloomington Public Schools in Bloomington, Minnesota. She is also pursuing her Educational Specialist degree from St. Thomas University in Leadership & Administration. In 2011, she became a Google Certified Trainer and NET-T Certified Teacher.

     

    Andi lives with her husband and two children in Minnetonka, MN. In between chauffeuring her kids, she enjoys yoga, biking, cooking, reading and walking her two dogs.

  • Rojanne Brown

     

    Rojanne BrownRojanne has been in the field of education for 27 years. For the past 15, she has held a position as a Technology Integration Specialist in the Osseo Area School District. Rojanne has an M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota and has been a teaching specialist in the U of M's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has published an article in TechTrends and received the following awards: The William E. Gardner Pre-K-12 Outstanding Educator Award (2008, University of Minnesota Alumni Association); TIES Exceptional Teacher Award (2005); Teacher of the Year, Minnesota (2000, Technology and Learning Magazine). Rojanne is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, a NET*S Certified Teacher, and an Intel Teach to the Future master Teacher.

     

    Rojanne and her husband have two married daughters and three perfectly wonderful grandchildren. She enjoys travel, sports, reading, and life-long learning as a technology integrationist.

  • Ryan Semans

     

    Ryan SemansRyan graduated from Winona State University with a Degree in Elementary Education. Ryan is currently a Professional Development Coordinator for an instructional technology company and is a former 5th grade teacher and Technology Integration Specialist at Osseo Area Schools located just miles away from Minneapolis, MN. During his time as a 5th grade teacher, Ryan went back to school and earned his Master's Degree in Education from the University of St. Mary's. He enjoys collaborating, training, and preparing K-12 teachers as they work to meet the needs of 21st century learners. During his teaching career, Ryan has been a part of a professional team that earned the TIES Technology Team of the Year Award. He has also been on successful technology grant writing teams to enhance and advance technology integration for Osseo Area Schools.

     

    When Ryan is not teaching or training, you will find him chasing around two little boys and spending quality time with his wife and two dogs.

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