Matt Bergman

Matt Bergman is a teacher at the Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA) and graduate instructor for Regional Training Center (PA, MD, and NJ). Before working at the Milton Hershey School, Matt taught at Cocalico High School and ELCO Middle School. He is currently the co-course designer of a graduate course on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). He is a member of CAST's UDL Cadre and is working with the Florida Department of Education to design a professional development course on UDL. Matt is passionate about sharing his educational technology ideas with educators around the globe through presentations and his Learn-Lead-Grow Blog.


Anne Bleistine

- Science Department head at Lancaster Catholic High School
- Certified in Elementary Education, and 7 - 12 Earth and Space Science and Physical Science
- 20 years teaching experience in elementary, middle and high school private and public school

Carrie Budman

I am a 5th grade teacher in Camp Hill School District. I have been involved with the CAIU iPad pilot since it began in 2011 when I was able to integrate iPads into my first and second grade curriculum. I also instruct graduate level iPad courses ( with Eduspire) that involve teaching teachers, grades K-12, to implement iPads into their curriculum.


David Diokno

Dr. Diokno is a K-12 Development Executive with Apple Inc, where he provides support to schools and districts in effectively infusing technology throughout the curriculum. He has spent his career in K-12 public education, serving many different capacities: class-room teacher, Tech Coordinator, Director of Technology, Executive Director of Digital Teaching and Learning, Intern/Assistant to theeSuperintendent, and as an Assistant Principal and Principal. He developed a 1:1 technology school as Director of Technology and then opened it as the founding principal. Dr. Diokno was also faculty at Arizona State University where he taught Masters courses on technology for administrators. His experience spans four school districts in three states. Dr. Diokno received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Psychology and Communications. He holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Arizona State University. Dr. Diokno concluded his graduate studies with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University. Dr. Diokno resides in the greater Philadelphia area with his wife and four young children.


Steve Fischer

Steve Fischer is in his 21st year of teaching at Susquenita Middle School. He started as a technology education teacher and has spent the last 15 years teaching computer education at the middle school. In addition to teaching, Steve is also the Technology Co-Director for Susquenita Middle School where he is the first point of contact for hardware and software issues with computers as well as iPads.


James Gates

Jim is career educator with a Masters in Instructional Technology. He retired from the CAIU in 2008 and then worked as a Mentor with the Classrooms for the Future program. He began his own company, GatesIdeas in 2009, and he's currently teaching an iPads in Education graduate course through Eduspire.


Mike Grieb

After receiving his degree from Penn State, Mike Grieb spent more than 30 years in the private sector starting as a field service technician in telecommunications. As voice and data technologies merged Mike became specialized in what is known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems. Mike has held many industry standard certifications including Cisco Certified Network Professional, as well as several additional Cisco voice, wireless, and network certifications. Mike also spent more than 10 years as a network design and support engineer before moving into the education sector in 2006. He completely redesigned the data network at Susquenita School District. He then successfully deployed a new telecommunication system, and shortly thereafter added a campus wide wireless solution. Most recently he has enhanced the wireless network which is now supporting an iPad one to one initiative for grades 8 through 12.


Al Harding

Al Harding served as director of technology at Derry Township School District for seven years before retiring in June of 2013. He lead a team that started DTSD's iPad initiative that included the deployment of over 600 iPads in 2012-2013 timeframe. Al was the assistant director of technology at IU13 before DTSD. He currently is working as a technical support specialist for Access Fiber, the SAFARI montage dealer for eastern PA.


Christine Helm

- Director of Technology Integration and Distance Learning at Lancaster Catholic High School
- 20 years teaching experience in public, private and cyber charter high school
- Certified in iPad support and deployment
- Presenter for iPad Deployment and High School Math Apps in the Classroom


Ann Johnston

Ann is the Program Specialist for Instructional Technology Services at the Lincoln Intermediate Unit (LIU). She provides professional learning opportunities in all areas of educational technology to districts and schools in the LIU region and beyond. Ann has presented for local, state, and national conferences including PETE&C, PASCD, and ISTE. Ann also teaches the iPads in Education graduate course through Eduspire.



Shlair Klos

Shlair Klos has taught 4th and 5th grade at South Side Elementary School for 6 years and has been an ESL teacher for two years and counting. She is also the technology facilitator for her building, helping teachers to incorporate SMARTboards and iPads into their daily lessons. She truly enjoys observing her students using technology and watching their faces light up as they make discoveries without even realizing they're learning. Shlair's biggest enjoyment in life is spending time with her two sons and her hubby!


Traci Landry

Traci Landry is the Director of Instructional Technology at Derry Township School District. She possesses a Masters in Educational Administration and has 20 years experience in education including 5 years experience as a technology coach. She has presented at numerous conferences including ISTE, PETE&C and PASCD and does ongoing staff development within the district.


Matt Little

Matthew Little has been with Apple Education for more than 13 years. During that time, he was assigned to Central, Western PA and West Virginia. Matt is a certified Apple Senior Systems Engineer with over 12 years experience in supporting K-12 education. Matt is based in Williamsport, PA.


Jared Mader

Jared is the Director of Educational Technology for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit. He has led technology integration professional development initiatives. He is a member of the Discovery Educator Network and has been identified as a PDE State Keystone Technology Integrator. He has been a conference and workshop presenter at ISTE, MICCA, PSTA, NSTA, Pete&C, and BS.net. He also serves as a partner in an educational technology consultancy, EdTechInnovators, providing professional development to districts across the United States and abroad.


Hilary Magaro

Hilary Magaro is an Instructional Coach for Capital Area Head Start and former Computer Teacher for the West Shore School District. Hilary is a self-professed "techie" who has been instrumental in the the rollout and implementation of iPads and technology training at Capital Area Head Start.


Mark Maldet

Mark Maldet as served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Susquenita School District since August 2006. He not only works with curriculum and instruction issues, but also serves to oversee Federal Programs, Professional Development and Induction, and the E.S.L. program. He serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet and works as needed on matters of the District. Prior to Susquenita, Mark worked in the West Shore School District as a Chemistry Teacher, Assistant Principal at both New Cumberland Middle School and Cedar Cliff High School, and Principal of both Lemoyne Middle School and Cedar Cliff High School. This is Mark’s second appearance as presenter for our iPad Summit.


Christen Manari

Christen Manari is a third grade teacher at Derry Township School District in Hershey, PA. She has her Master's in Educational Development and Teaching Strategies through Wilkes University. She teaches a professional development graduate course titled "iPads in Education" through Eduspire. This is the second year that she will be participating in the iPad pilot through the CAIU 15. This year, she has a total of 10 iPads in her classroom and has brought in her own apple TV. Christen has presented at many workshops within her district as well as at the CAIU 15 iPad Summit last year and at PETE & C.


Christine Matash

Christine Matash is an educator who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Currently a technology coach, supporting a 1:1 iPad initiative for Susquenita School District, she has held a variety of teaching roles throughout her career, including elementary classroom teacher and elementary computer teacher. Christine was also the Co-Director of Technology at Susquenita Elementary School for 10 years.


Jill Neuhard

Jill Neuhard is the Supervisor of Instructional Technology with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. Prior to joining the CAIU in 2009, Jill was the Curriculum Integration Specialist and a Technology Instructional Advisor for the West Shore School District since 1998. Jill is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in elementary education and English and received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University in 2006. She also holds her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility with the PA Department of Education.


Jill is currently working on her doctoral degree at Widener University and has served as a member of the adjunct staff at Millersville University, teaching classes in the field of instructional technology. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Ryan, daughter Adyson, and son Torren.


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David Pearson

Mr. David Pearson currently serves as President & CEO of Carson Long Military Academy, the nation's oldest private boarding school to provide military leadership training. On board since only since July 1, 2013, he has already implemented a 1-1 iPad program at Carson Long, equipping all students and faculty with iPads - and training - for the current school year.

As Assistant Headmaster at Kents Hill School (Maine) for 14 years prior to his relocating to Pennsylvania to assume leadership of Carson Long, Mr. Pearson established himself as a leader in education, especially in the use of technology to transform instruction.

Mr. Pearson retired with the rank of Major from the British Army, where he served as an Infantry Officer. His educational background includes master's degrees from Cambridge University and Aberdeen University, as well as an advanced teaching degree from the University of Gloucestershire.

Mr. Pearson and his wife, Mary Anne, reside in New Bloomfield, on the campus of Carson Long Military Academy.


LT Robert Reich

LT Robert Reich, currently teaching science and math at Carson Long Military Academy, graduated from Davis & Elkins College (WV) with Bachelors of Science in Biology & Physical Education, from Boston University with an MA in Physics Education, and from the University of Phoenix with an MA in Education. Mr. Reich brings a variety of teaching and information technology with him. Prior to joining the faculty at Carson Long, LT Reich employed as a CPC Production Expert for Staples Corporation. In addition to teaching, LT Reich also serves as a building officer.



Kayle Richardson

Kayle Richardson is the Employee Development Coordinator for Capital Area Head Start. Kayle is a self-proclaimed "tech nerd" who fell in love with Apple in 2003. Kayle and Hilary have worked side by side to research and develop an iPad training and implementation system for Pre-K classrooms at Capital Area Head Start.


Jeff Rothenberger

Jeff Rothenberger comes with twenty-two years of classroom experiences, two years as a Technology Integration Specialist, K-12 in the Solanco School District, eight years as the Secondary Technology Coordinator for curriculum and instruction with the Warwick School District, and the past three years as the Program Administrator in the Office of Professional Development and Curriculum specializing in Educational Technology Services for the Berks County Intermediate Unit #14. He also is a corporate professor for Harrisburg University and Wilkes University for their technology graduate programs.

He has made similar presentations this past year at EdCamp Harrisburg and ISTE 2013 in San Antonio. He uses this app and it’s amazing features during many trainings, seminars, and summer workshops he’s led over the past year at the IU and local school districts. As this program/app and its instructional change are just being explored he feel it is worthy for all educators who have access to any mobile device deployments be aware of the instructional changes it provides.



Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is a high school biology teacher and science department chair. He has a BS in Biology and BS in Education from PSU.


Susan Smith

Susan is a technology teacher for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit (LIU). She has over 15 years of experience training adults in educational technology. Susan earned her BA in the History Honors Program at Penn State University and taught American and Mid Eastern History as a graduate assistant for the University. She then earned a Teaching Certification in Secondary Social Studies from York College and a Masters from Wilkes University in Education Technology for the Classroom.
In addition to her LIU duties she teaches graduate courses for Wilkes University in Technology for the Classroom.


Paul Takac

Paul Takac is a Senior Account Executive and has been with Apple Education since 1999, working with both K12 and higher education customers throughout the northeastern United States. He currently leads a team responsible for managing Apple Education's relationship with nearly 200 school districts, private schools, and Intermediate Units across Pennsylvania.

Paul holds a B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo and a M.A. from Southern Methodist University. Prior to coming to Apple, Paul was a research archaeologist and consultant at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently resides in State College, PA with his wife and three school-age children.


Amanda Thomas

Dr. Amanda Thomas is an assistant professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, specializing in mathematics education. She received her Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum from the University of Missouri mathematics education program, Master of Liberal Arts in Mathematics for Teaching from Harvard University Extension School, and undergraduate degree from Columbia College. Before pursuing graduate study, she taught high school mathematics for three years in her home state of Missouri.

Dr. Thomas's research focuses on classroom use of digital mathematics textbooks. Her dissertation, A Study of Algebra 1 Students' Use of Digital and Print Textbooks, examined how middle school students in two classrooms used print and digital versions of the same mathematics textbook. While at the University of Missouri, she also contributed to research regarding the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and an intervention to facilitate Latino/a ELL students participation in elementary mathematics classrooms.

Kim Vondran