Doug is a recently retired Defense Department geographer and an expert on Turkic toponomy. His unclassified research on the role of land tenure in rebuilding Afghanistan was published by the National Intelligence University. In 2014, Doug received the AAG's M.F. Burrill award and a research fellowship from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Living history presentations are one of his many pastimes. National Intelligence University, Bethesda, MD. hicivli@yahoo.com

Doug Batson

Glen Chilcote teaches K-5 general music at Kipps Elementary in Blacksburg, VA, and directs five extra-curricular ensembles. He received his BM in Music Education from West Virginia University, MAED in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech, and Level 3 Orff Schulwerk Teacher Certification from the Eastman School of Music. Glen was formerly Montgomery County's Teacher of the Year and was a 2013 recipient of the Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund Grant through the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Glen was the 2017 Elementary Recipient of the McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence and traveled to Finland in 2017 to participate in the International World Village, hosted by Jasesoi, where educators and musicians represented 17 different countries. Glen and his wife, Annie, have presented music education workshops throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, and New York, and stay involved in the rich community music opportunities the New River Valley has to offer.  The Chilcote family lives in Christiansburg, VA, with their son, Eli, and dog, Carl.  GlenChilcote@mcps.org

Glen Chilcote

Catherine has worked for Virginia Tech for five years, first as LGBTQ Coordinator in what is now Cultural and Community Centers and now as an Assistant Director for Student Engagement with VT Engage. It is through these roles and others that her interest in university-community partnerships has grown. As a part-time PhD student, her academic interests are coupled with her professional role and include the tensions between focusing on student learning and development and balancing community-identified need within service learning initiatives. While she is interested in helping students to develop their own civic identities and deepening their engagement with their communities and social issue interests, she is also interested in leveraging resources and networks both on campus and off for more equitable community environments. She is from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia though now calls Radford and the New River Valley home. cotrupi@vt.edu 

Catherine Cotrupi

Annie Evans transitioned from middle school social studies teacher to K-12 Coordinator of Social Studies for Charlottesville City Schools in 2008. Annie is a National Geographic Society Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, a National Geographic Certified Educator, and Co-Coordinator of the Virginia Geographic Alliance. Prior to moving to Charlottesville, she served as a classroom teacher, and a Teacher Ranger for the National Park Service, developing curriculum for Richmond National Battlefield Park and the Maggie L. Walker Historic Site. With over 25 years of classroom and educational leadership experience, she designs and leads professional development activities for K-16 and museum educators, focusing on Geo-Literacy, Historical Thinking Skills, Instructional Coaching, and Performance Based Assessments.     evansa1@charlottesvilleschools.org, @MapM8ker 

Annie Evans

Brook resides in Henry County, Virginia and is a 1997 graduate of Radford University.  As an educator, she taught for 11 years in a traditional, secondary English classroom.  In 2013, she was part of a small cohort of teachers who started Warrior Tech Academy at Magna Vista High School, a project based learning (PBL) academy for ninth through twelfth grades.  She co-taught in both history and ecology classes that were paired with English. In 2017, she became Henry County Public School's coordinator for both Warrior Tech and Bengal Tech, a PBL academy at Bassett High School. At each academy, students investigate their role in the world community by examining issues of local, national, and global significance through collaborative opportunities.  bhankins@henry.k12.va.us

Brook Hankins

Elizabeth Hummer has been committed to empowering young people to create the best lives for themselves since the early 90’s. She has worked for Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, PBS (Cyberchase, In the Mix), and MTV, giving kids cameras to help them tell their stories. Her work in children’s media has received two Emmy Awards and four nominations. Hummer is currently on a mission to bring video into the classroom as a form of academic expression. Hummer Productions elizabeth@hummerproductions.com

Elizabeth Hummer 

Sarah teaches in the Salem City School District at Andrew Lewis Middle School. She has taught for 15 years at all grade levels from preschool to college.  She’s passionate about integrating subjects through the use of technology and project-based learning. She is a National Geographic Certified Educator, Advanced Manufacturing - Siemens Level 1 Certified Educator, MT1 Certified Educator and Girls Who Code Sponsor and Facilitator. In 2013 Sarah received the Air Force Association Teacher Award. In 2014 she earned the Outstanding Educator Award from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council.  In 2015, Sarah was also recognized as Salem High School's Teacher of the Year. Sarah Gerrol attended Virginia Tech, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an Ed Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, also from Virginia Tech. Go Hokies!!!

Sarah Gerrol

Taylor was born and raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. A recent graduate of Berea College, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education Studies, minor in Political Science. Apart from Ms. Harris’s school work, she has participated in 3 independent studies. In April 2016, Ms. Harris participated on a student panel at the National Dialogue on Race Conference at Berea College. In November 2016, she presented at the Kentucky Reading Association in Louisville, Kentucky. In February 2017, she presented at the Kentucky Council of English/Language Arts Teachers in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to her conference presentations, Ms. Harris also published an article in the Spring 2017 edition of the Kentucky English Bulletin entitled, “How Implicit Bias Affects the K-12 Classroom.” One day, she hopes to work with government officials in transforming classrooms all across the country. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education at Eastern Kentucky University. Outside of the classroom, she is an avid reader, traveler, and coffee drinker. taylor_harris108@mymail.eku.edu

Taylor Nicole Harris 

Katlin is the Assistant Principal at Wallace Middle School in Washington County, Virginia. She has also worked in schools in Malawi, Africa and Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Katlin has a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia and an Ed. S. in Educational Policy and Administration from Virginia Tech.  EB Stanley Middle School, Washington County Public Schools. kkazmi@wcs.k12.va.us

Katlin Kazmi 

Rachelle is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at Virginia Tech. Her primary areas of interest include elementary education, literacy, and writing. rkuehl@vt.edu

Rachel Kuehl

Fred has taught chemistry at Carroll County High School for 21 years. He was the 2017 McGlothlin Award winner for secondary education.  He has twice been named building and division Teacher of the Year. Fred is a husband, father, cyclist, scientist, seeker of the edges of places. flmitche@ccpsd.k12.va.us 

Fred Mitchell

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Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada, Michelle started her journey with Participate in 1999 when she accepted a job as an international teacher in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Connected to Participate for her entire 19 year career in education, she spent 14 years as a global educator in North Carolina, England and Paraguay before joining the Participate staff in Chapel Hill. As the Priority Partnerships Manager, Michelle oversees Participate’s major partners and connects with new districts who are interested in transforming professional learning to ensure that it enhances teacher practice and impacts students. Michelle holds a B.A. in English, History, and Women’s Studies and a B.Ed. in Elementary Education (with specializations in special education and technology) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.  michelle.macumber@participate.com 

Michelle Macumber

This non-traditional educator has found her home in Bengal Tech Academy of Global Studies, a micro-school at  Bassett High School.  Angela has been teaching for 12 years in public education and recently embarked on a different way of teaching when she accepted the challenge of teaching for Bengal Tech.  Project-based, student-centered, real-life projects have enabled her to build relationships with her students that promote learning, trust, respect, and responsibility.  Currently, Angela is a doctoral student at Virginia Tech in the I-STEM Education program.  Her studies focus on integrating math, engineering, and technology into the secondary science classroom.  She earned both her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (2011) and B.S. in Biomedical Science from Averett University (2005).   amorris@henry.k12.va.us

Angela Morris

Judith has been teaching for 24 years at the high school and middle school levels. Currently, she teaches 8th graders in Salem, Virginia about World Geography. She prefers a hands-on approach to learning, and integrates technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and to assist the students in understanding the world. She has used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and Virtual Reality headsets in her teaching. Her goal is to help students become well-rounded global citizens. She currently serves on the Virginia Geographic Alliance Steering Committee, and sponsors several school clubs and groups. She was a 2017 nominee for the McGlothlin Teaching Award.   jpainter@salem.k12.va.us

Judith Painter

Craig is the High School Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, VA. He also is an an online adjunct professor of history and education for Northeastern University and the teacher certification program Educate VA . Previously, he taught at American Schools in Brazil for six years and for six years in public schools in Massachusetts. After leaving the classroom, Craig was the Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies and History at Virtual High School and then the PK-12 Social Studies Coordinator for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. He has consulted on global education for IREX, IIE, iEARN, The Global Campaign for Education and the U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian. In addition, Craig has a M.A. in Global History and M.Ed in Secondary Education. He maintains a blog “The Global, History Educator” and is the creator of the free online teacher resource "U.S. History in a Global Context."   @CraigPerrierFairfax County Public Schools. craigperrier19@gmail.com

Craig Perrier

Connie is a global education consultant passionately supporting educators and systems to integrate global perspectives and competencies into curriculum. As a former classroom teacher for 12 years, she completed graduate course work in China, a Fulbright – Hays Project Abroad to India, and the Global Competence Certificate (GCC) through World Savvy, Columbia University, and Asia Society. She serves as the Administrator for World Savvy's Global Competence Certificate and Global Projects lead for Teach SDGs. Twitter @rensink_connie. connie.rensink@gmail.com     www.somethingmoreglobal.org

Connie Rensink 

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National Geographic Certification Program Ambassador/Cohort leader. Terry has been a teacher educator for Radford University, Western Illinois University, Antioch University, and the University of Saint Francis. Currently, he is a global project manager for Kidlink Landmark and the Monster Project, collaborator with the Flat Classroom  Global Project, and a volunteer with the Global Education Conference Network. Coursework includes science/STEM, social studies/geography, global education, and educational/assistive technology. @smithtk


Dr. Terry Smith

Dr. Staudt is an accomplished, energetic, and creative educator, advocating Leading with Languages, Global Competency Skills, and education for all. As an educational leader, she seeks to work with internationally minded schools and organizations. Supervising and leading language learning from K-12 for Chesterfield County Public Schools, a nationally recognized school district in Virginia, with 62 plus schools, offering language studies in Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, American Sign Language, Latin, French, Spanish, and German. She engages in building passionate 21st century learning communities. Within these communities of learning, students are co-creators of knowledge using convergent technologies, connecting, and learning with students from other countries. She posits that learning takes place in an environment that values and sustains positive global relationships, and honors educational innovation, and reform including all stakeholders. Dr. Staudt serves as President Elect for the Foreign Language Association of Virginia, and serves on the Virginia Executive Board of the American Association of Teachers of German. She earned her doctorate in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from the College of William and Mary, is a Fellow of both, the Harvard Think Tank on Global Education, and the Stanford University/The College of William and Mary School-Retool Initiative.
bettina_staudt@ccpsnet.net  @BettinaStaudt

Dr. Bettina Staudt

Carrie has been teaching for 13 years. She has taught, Pre-K through 3rd grade during that time. Currently she teaches kindergarten at Hillsville Elementary School located in Carroll County. Carrie is seeking her graduate degree from Radford University in Educational Leadership as she has a passion for the educational community as a whole. Carrie is a mother of 6 and keeps a very exciting schedule.  cltaylor@ccpsd.k12.va.us

Carrie Taylor 

Kiley holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from Virginia Tech. She’s worked in higher education in Undergraduate Admissions, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at Virginia Tech, corporate marketing at United Pet Group, and entertainment and social media for Tribune Media. She’s obsessed with IP Targeting. She’s a long distance relationship pro, 6-time breast cancer 3-Day walker, coffee addict, wanderlust sufferer and mom. Smart College Group - Digital Marketing.  kiley@smartcollegegroup.com

Kiley Thompson 

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Eliza spent much of her professional experience working and living abroad in Peru for several non-profits. She moved to Blacksburg three years ago and has since worked at Virginia Tech where she is the Associate Director for Global Engagement with VT Engage. She is passionate about pushing students out of their comfort zones and enjoys working closely with local non-profits in the New River Valley who are working on global issues such as the Blacksburg Refugee Partnership. 


Eliza Wethey

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Dr. Sara Whitaker is a retired School Principal from Cumberland County, North Carolina. She earned a B.S. degree from Appalachian State University and a Masters degree from Fayetteville State University in school administration. Early in her administrative role in education, she began to focus on global education for students, making many connections in N.C. and beyond. She earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in 2012 at East Carolina University and wrote her dissertation on global education. She now works as a consultant for Participate, a global education technology organization in Chapel Hill, NC, where she helps schools implement global programs, mentoring principals and teachers as they become global educators and open their classrooms to opportunities that will connect them with the world.  sara.whitaker@participate.com

Dr. Sara Whitaker

Patricia has a passion for babies and young children, is an advocate for gender equality and a child's right to play, and is an activist for cross-cultural and global competence. I hold an MSEd in educational leadership from Bank Street College in New York and have been an educational administrator since 1980.  Currently the Director of the Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity at Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY and an adjunct at Hunter College, School of Education.  patricia_zuroski@horacemann.org

Patricia Zuroski

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