2015 Steering Committee

Email: edcampmetrodc [at] gmail.com

Chip Chase
Chip Chase

Chip Chase 

Chip has been interested in educational technology for the duration of his career. He is the Director of Library Services and Technology Integration for Capital City Public Charter School. In this role he administers the library media, and instructional technology services for all students, instructional staff, and administration. He has an M.A. in Library Science, a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is in the Educational Technology Leadership program at George Washington Uniersity..

He has presented at conferences such as the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), and Maryland State Educator’s Conference (MSEA). He maintains a blog (less and less frequently!): Make EdTech Happen. In his free time, Chip enjoys reading, video games, and spending too much of his time in front of a glowing screen. He’s looking forward to meeting and learning from other area educators at edcamp MetroDC.

Matt Frattali

Matthew Frattali has been teaching for almost twenty years, including nine years at The Lab School of Washington. In his second year as technology integrator at Lab, he serves as a resource to help teachers weave technology into their curriculum. He is especially interested in multimedia projects and examples of student work can be seen at mattfratt.com. He received his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his masters in Special Education from American University. He is very happy to be a part of the Edcamp movement and to help it grow in the DC area.

Maris Hawkins
Maris Hawkins

Maris Hawkins

Maris Hawkins is a middle school Spanish teacher at Bullis School. She has a BA in Spanish and art history and a MT in Teaching Foreign Language from the University of Virginia. She is interested in proficiency based foreign language teaching. She taught Spanish in high school in Vista, California, and she taught Spanish in Norfolk Academy’s Lower School in Norfolk, Virginia. She has presented at VAIS Technology conference and has talked about arts integration in the classroom through the Kennedy’s Center VSA program. Maris is excited to continue her professional development at EdCamp MetroDC!

Emily Simpson

Emily Simpson has been passionate about mathematics since she was a child. She holds a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Washington College and is working towards her masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics from University of Maryland. She is currently in her 4th year of teaching at Bullis School, where she teaches Algebra I and Geometry to 8th graders, directs the Middle School Global Studies Program, chairs the Middle School Math department, and coaches soccer and cheerleading.

Emily is always excited to learn more about mathematics, technology, and pedagogy and has attended several mathematics specific professional development programs and ISTE in 2013. She is so excited to be coordinating this year’s Edcamp in the Metro DC region.

Emily has lived in Maryland all her life and was born in raised in Baltimore. She currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with her favorite ball of fluff, Sheena.

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