METC18 Spotlight Educators

2018 #METCspotlight Educators

The Midwest Education Technology Community's Spotlight Educator recognition is to honor educational leaders from the region, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers by using technology. This is reflected in increased knowledge, improved skills, and academic achievement by integrating technology into their instructional practices. The 2018 METC Spotlight Educators applications were collected online over several months, then scored by the METC Committee(s) and Staff.

Shelby Bailey

Sadie Lewis

Sadie Lewis is the Instructional Innovation Specialist in the Mehlville School District, where she works to design personalized professional learning around instructional technology, strategies, and best practices. She works with teachers to plan innovative lessons and activities, and provides classroom support to foster authentic learning in students. Sadie is a Google Certified trainer, and has presented at local and national conferences on instructional technology and professional learning.

Follow Sadie on Twitter @sadieclorinda

Kami Butterfield

Chantell Mason

Chantell is a 6th grade Science teacher in the Webster Groves School District, and a Project Lead the Way Teacher. She is the 2017 Outstanding Young Educator METC award recipient and 2016 Lead PBS Digital Innovator for Missouri. Her students create digital media, tackle social justice issues, make prototypes using basic engineering and design thinking skills to solve real world problems, run their class podcast channel and social media pages.

Follow Chantell on Twitter at @TechieTcher

Kim Darche

Sophie Chambers

Sophie is a fourth grade teacher passionate about technology! I believe in 21st Century learning & teaching which anyone can witness in my classroom -- flexible seating, 1:1 student technology use, deeper levels of SAMR tech integration, STEAM opportunities, global collaboration thru Skype, critical thinking & team building thru Breakout Edu, individualized learning plans, student leadership teams, social media for students & parents, podcasts, and Makerspace.

Follow Sophie on Twitter at @atechiebookworm

Debbie Fucoloro, PhD

Erin Lawson

Erin Lawson is the District Technology Coach within the Orchard Farm R-V School District in St. Charles, Missouri. Prior to being a coach, she was a 6th grade teacher for nine years. Erin is passionate about technology integration, meaningful professional development, and creating leaders out of teachers and students. She is a member of ETA-STL, AppleTC-STL group, a Bloxels ambassador, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and the creator of Student PD.

Follow Erin on Twitter at @Erin_Lawson3

Kelly Hauquitz

Kelly Oliva

Kelly Oliva began her career as a high school English teacher, but has since worked in elementary, middle and high school libraries. Currently, she serves as the librarian at Liberty High School in the Wentzville School District. She loves the challenge of working in a field that is ever-changing and is grateful to teach in an age when she can easily connect and learn with fellow educators all over the world.

Follow Kelly on Twitter at @LibertyHSLib


Josh Howard

Josh Howard is the Instructional Technology Facilitator for the Fulton Public School district in Fulton, MO. In his current role he provides professional development and mentorship to teachers and administrators to more authentically integrate technology into their practice. Josh is instructional and digital leader that believes passionately in transforming student learning through innovative practice, authentic tasks, and engaging design.

Follow Josh on Twitter at @joshchoward

Dustin Jenkerson

Bethany Petty

 Bethany Petty is a Christian, Mommy, Wife, full-time high school Social Studies teacher and educational technology blogger who is excited about leveraging the power of technology in the classroom to enhance the learning environment and increase student engagement! Bethany was a finalist in EdTech Digest's 2017 Awards in the Classroom Leader category. She teaches in Park Hills, MO.

Follow Bethany on Twitter at @Bethany_Petty