2014 Steering Committee

Email: edcampmetrodc [at] gmail.com

Chip Chase
Chip Chase

Chip Chase (Co-Coordinator)

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 also serves on the Lower and High School Instructional Leadership Teams and chairs the Technology Team. He has an M.A. in Library Science and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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.

Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas (Co-Coordinator)

Teach2Connect is Sarah Barton Thomas, who currently serves as the Lower School Technology Facilitator at Norwood School in Bethesda, MD. She is responsible for working with teachers and students to create learning experiences that integrate technology and 21st century skill development. She is a born and raised Marylander who took detours in Missouri, Iowa, California, and Texas before making her way back home again to teach in the metro area. She has a decade of experience as both a vocal-general music teacher (preK-12) as well as an opera administrator.

She has participated in the Harvard GSE Aspiring Leaders Institute, Klingenstein Summer Institute and was an OPERA America Fellow for Education in 2002. Sarah is a proud Bearcat of Northwest Missouri State University where she received her BS.Ed in vocal music education and a cheerful Blue Jay of Johns Hopkins University where she obtained her MS.Ed in School Administration. An Ironman triathlete and marathon runner, Sarah uses her love of running to coach Cross Country.

She is passionate about helping kids live healthy lives that are filled with character building experiences. Sarah loves to CONNECT with teachers and administrators from across the globe to discuss technology integration, cross-curricular connections, character-spiritual development, change leadership, curriculum innovation, reading nerdy-teacher books, and the Green Bay Packers. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, hanging out with her friends and family, cooking cool paleo recipes, and bragging about her awesome dog Parker!

Bill Hulseman

Bill Hulseman is Director of Professional Development at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD. Previous to this role, he served as Director of Social Action and Accreditation Coordinator at Stone Ridge, Director of Campus Ministry and World Religions teacher at Newton Country Day School in Newton, MA. He has a BA in Religious Studies from Fairfield University, an MTS in the Comparative Study of Religion from Harvard Divinity School, and an Ed.M. From the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Bill’s academic interest in the study of religion focus on ritual, the construction of meaning, and the relationship between religion and pop culture, and his professional pursuits have explored shaping mission-driven, student-centered cultures. Outside school, Bill’s passion for music and architecture occupy much of his time. He’s also a newcomer to the Twittersphere. This will be Bill’s second EdCamp experience, and he’s excited to welcome everyone to the campus of Stone Ridge!

Sara Romeyn
Sara Romeyn

Sara Romeyn

Sara Romeyn has been learning about and teaching United States History since 1986. She holds a BA in American Studies from Yale and a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University. She is currently in her 11th year of teaching at Bullis School, where she teaches AP and Thematic US History, directs the Community Service Program, co-chairs the Diversity and Equity Committee, and serves as the Tech Convener for the Social Studies Department.

Sara is always excited to learn more about history, technology, and pedagogy and has attended several history seminars sponsored by Gilder-Lehrman and National Endowment for the Humanities, a Teaching History with Technology seminar, and two Edcamps. She is so excited to be coordinating the first Edcamp in the Metro DC region.

Sara lives in Potomac, MD with her husband, two children (both of whom attend Bullis) and her two cats, Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Stacey Roshan
Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan is Upper School technology coordinator and Math teacher at Bullis School. She has always been overly enthusiastic about tech, gadgets and learning. She earned her BA in Economics from New York University and her MA in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Having noticed the high levels of anxiety among her AP Calculus students, Stacey realized that the traditional classroom was not the optimal learning environment. Because of this, she decided to flip her classroom 4 years ago in an effort to eliminate lecture from class time. She has since implemented the same format in Honors Algebra 2.

Stacey’s presentations on the flipped classroom have included speaking at ISTEBLCFETCAIMS, as well as various publications. She was also selected as part of NAIS’ teachers of the future program and is currently NAIS connect ambassador for the group.

Urvi Shah

Bio forthcoming

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