Meet the Steering Committee
Email: edcampmetrodc [at] gmail.com
Chip has been involved in school libraries with a focus on educational technology and innovation for 15 years. He is the Director of Library Services and Technology Integration for Capital City Public Charter School. In this role he administers the library media, instructional technology services, and personalized learning initiative for all students, instructional staff, and administration. He has an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership program from George Washington University. He was a 2016 Citybridge Education Innovation Fellow, co-founder of edcamp MetroDC, and led a winning team of the national 2016 CTE Makeover Challenge to design a makerspace in his school.
Brenda Douyon is a teacher lead at Kelly Miller Middle School, where she currently teaches sixth, seventh, eighth grade math, and Algebra 1. She has eight years of teaching experience and is an alumna of Teach For America. At Kelly Miller she serves on the Administrative Leadership team where she meets regularly throughout the school year to ensure that both planning for school improvement and the implementation of those plans is on course. Prior to teaching at Kelly Miller, and before coming to D.C., Brenda taught in Boston, New Jersey, and Georgia. She helped her school earn the top middle school CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) score in Atlanta Public Schools for two years in a row. Brenda has participated in numerous fellowships including Citybridge Education Innovation Fellow, Bridging for Mathematical Argumentation , T3 Turnaround Teacher Teams, and more.
Matthew Frattali has been teaching for almost twenty years, currently at Lowell School in Washington, DC, where he is the middle school academic technologist. He is especially interested in project based learning and examples of student work can be seen at mattfrat.com. He’s an Edcamp junkie and has attended over 30, and he is the founder of the asynchronous video chat vedchat.com.
Maris Hawkins is a Middle School and Upper 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. In addition, she has presented about technology tools to use in a proficiency based foreign language classroom at NECTFL and GWATFL. Maris is excited to continue her professional development at EdCamp MetroDC!
Jessica Peters saw firsthand the impact technology could have on students while teaching high school math in the Arkansas Delta with a class set of iPads. Students’ heightened focus and interest while working on a device in her math classes showed her that technology really can be a game changer both for engagement and the ability to personalize content to student needs. When she moved on to Achievement First in Connecticut, teaching middle school math with Chromebooks allowed her to personalize learning even further and let students practice math on their level. Her passion for educational technology led her to KIPP DC as the Instructional Technology Coach and now the Associate Director of Personalized Learning. Jessica has a BA in International Relations from Boston University and MA in Peace Education from European Peace University. In addition to loving edcamps and other unconferences, Jessica enjoys learning from her PLN on twitter and meeting other awesome educators at conferences such as ISTE and NCSC.