Top 50 teacher, Visionary award winning educator & businessman-Community leader, Lifelessonlearning founder, ADE 2015 & Keynote speaker.
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Teresa Roche is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer for the City of Fort Collins, a position she thought about long before she was asked to serve in this role. After being in Leadership Fort Collins in 2008, Teresa reflected on how working to create and sustain healthy, inclusive and economically viable communities can change the world and she hoped someday she would be more directly involved and not just through her volunteering efforts. The City uses the Triple Bottom Line framework which includes social, environmental and economic factors to guide their work and this aligns deeply with Teresa’s values.
Teresa has over twenty-five years working as a Human Resources executive in a variety of high technology companies helping them through various stages of their organizational life cycles, including starts-ups, acquisitions, mergers, splits and divestitures. In her last position at Agilent Technologies as the Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, the work she did with the CEO and her worldwide team on business and cultural transformation and leadership was written about extensively and won numerous awards. While in this role, Teresa served as the co-chair for the Conference Board Council for Learning, Development and Organizational Performance, was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Education at Purdue University and was a founding member of the Executive Board of the Best Practice Institute.
Teresa has a deep passion for collaboration and learning as she is interested in how individuals and organizations develop the capability to interpret an evolving and complex environment to take effective action. Presently Teresa is a Fellow with Harvard University’s Learning and Innovation Laboratory and CHREATE, a volunteer effort to map how Human Resources must evolve to meet the future challenges in ten years, identify pivotal initiatives to accelerate that evolution, and design the actions needed to make the future a reality.
She has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology, a Master’s degree in Counseling and Personnel Services, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Interpersonal and Public Communications, all from Purdue University.
Teresa and her husband David Monahan live in Fort Collins and their daughter Kate is a student at the University of Denver, studying theater and gender and women’s studies. Teresa and her family have a deep love for Preston Middle School and they were delighted to be involved in the early journey of the school’s STEM program. Teresa currently serves on two committees at the University of Denver and as a family, they have long enjoyed the performing arts, reading and being in nature.
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Charles has over 10 years experience as an Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC) for Arlington Public Schools. During that time he has worked directly with students, teachers and administration to infuse 21st century Instructional Technology/STEM/CTE skills in the classrooms and schools. Charles has also supported school and county-wide deployments and professional development initiatives. He is a current member of ISTE and VSTE educational technology organizations and has served as Lead High School Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools. Certified Apple Education Trainer and ETLO (Certified Online Facilitator).
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Has been teaching high school mathematics for ten years. She taught at Southern Durham High School in Durham, NC for two years. Currently serving as a Mathematics Instructor and STEM Department Chair at Mercy Career & Technical High School in Philadelphia, PA. Previously worked as a survey research supervisor at Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. in Research Triangle Park, NC and as Assistant Director of the Center for Survey Research at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC.
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Michael L. Goodman has been an Senior Instructional Technology Coordinator with Arlington Public Schools for 19 years. He works with amazing an amazing staff and student body at Kenmore Middle School which is in the 3rd year of a full iPad one to one implementation. Michael manages the instructional technology at the school and works with teachers and staff to implement a personalized learning approach. Michael is a member of ISTE, VSTE, NSBE, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is married to Dedra and has three teenage sons. Outside of work Michael is active in church, the community, loves to run slowly, play chess, and serves as a mentor to several STEM and male mentoring organizations.