Mark Gura. Mark taught at New York City public schools in East Harlem for two decades. He spent five years as a curriculum developer for the central office and was eventually tapped to be the New York City Department of Education’s director of the Office of Instructional Technology, assisting over 1,700 schools serving 1.1 million students in America’s largest school system.
Mark Weston. Mark has spent the last 40 years working to enhance education for all students through key positions at Dell, Apple, Education Commission of the States, at the Department of Education, and with key congressional leaders, state legislatures, governors and school leaders. He has contributed to groundbreaking initiatives in more than half a dozen states. He retired as Associate Dean, Learning Systems at Georgia Tech Professional Education.
Judy Faust Hartnett is a contributing editor to EdTech Digest. She was editor-in-chief of District Administration magazine for nearly six years. Passionate about education technology, she is a recognized leader in education journalism. Previously, she was the managing editor of ConsumerReports.org.
Susan Dias Karnovsky is an educator, writer, and improvisational lyricist. She has written for Sesame Workshop, Disney, Nickelodeon, Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes. Her syndicated music segments for Kids America were distributed by American Public Radio. Her non-fiction interviews and articles have appeared in MONEY and Converge. Teaching Artist credits include workshops at Berklee College of Music, Boston; The American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg FL; Boys & Girls Harbor, Harlem; and Odo Sound in Austin. Find her work on wikia, soundcloud, and odosound.