Techs4Tex was created to help schools realize quality professional development leads to lasting change.
Every Techs4Tex member has a background in public education. When we develop and implement a professional development event, it's not a prescription created from within a corporate office; instead it's a set of individualized opportunities created specifically for educators and designed with the end in mind, which is always success for teachers and students.
Kellie is a Google Education Trainer who helps teachers and students discover the power of communicating using G Suite for Education and other digital tools. She believes educators thrive when operating in communities, and she provides meaningful support while they discover the power of creating with modern tools.
Emily is in her 19th year of teaching, enjoying her role as a Digital Learning Coach in Hays CISD. She recently became certified as a Google Trainer and loves how simple and integrated Google Products make life in the classroom.
Connect with Emily on Twitter: @emherrin
Foundation Board Member
Hey hey! I'm so excited to have the opportunity to work with teachers across Texas! I'm an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, a Google Certified Trainer, and a pumpkin enthusiast living in San Marcos, Texas! I love bringing the world to students through the G Suite tools and allowing them to authentically engage with newly acquired knowledge to hone newly acquired skills. My main focus at work is removing stressful barriers that prevent teachers from enjoying the benefits of using technology. At home, my cat demands my focus -- but he likes to garden too, so that's is ok.
Foundation Board Member
Linda has been in education for 21 years, and earned her Master's from Lamar University. She is the Secondary Instructional Technology Coordinator at SCUC ISD and is a Google Certified Level 2 working on her Trainer certification. Linda has a passion for technology in the classroom and loves working with teachers to collaborate and integrate technology. She loves sharing with other educators and learning from each other and is a huge sports fan. Connect on twitter @lindacoolbaugh
Charlotte Dolat is an Instructional Coach in San Antonio, Texas. A lifelong educator, Charlotte has worked with students, teachers and admin for 26 years. She has experience in offering professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction. She is passionate about helping educators transform their teaching to reach more students in a high-leverage way as well as building teacher leadership capacity. Most of all, for Charlotte, learning is all about making it FUN!! Connect with Charlotte on Twitter: @cdolat
Angela Matthews describes her educational career as that of a teacher turned Instructional Technologist turned Chief Technology Officer and back to Instructional Technologist.
She began her career as an elementary teacher. She then supported teachers in the area of technology integration. Later in her career she became the Chief Technology Officer in a medium sized district and learned to understand the world of budgets, wires, switches and construction. Her passion for curriculum and technology integration never diminished so she put aside that role and went back to her roots of an instructional technologist. She is a Google Certified Educator and has trained, coached and pushed a lot of teachers to use technology to enrich curriculum and engage kids.
Jim is a 28-year veteran of Texas public education. He has been a middle school counselor for the last 15 years, and currently a counselor at South Belton Middle School in Belton Texas. He is the author and producer of the daily counseling podcast "5-Minutes with the Counselor.” Jim’s passion is Disney vacations and how to use technology to make our school lives less stressful. Jim is married with two college-age children.