Matthew T. Moore (Board Chair): Matthew is a mathematics teacher with almost 20 years of experience at the high school level and has also served as an adjunct instructor at the local community college since 2004. He has been flipping his classroom since December 2012 from the most basic math classes to the most advanced at the high school and college level. In 2016 Matthew and two other flipped educators founded the Illinois Flipped & Blended Learning Network (https://ilfabn.wixsite.com/ilfabn) to regionally support flipped and blended learning in the upper midwest. He has served as a representative for my students and colleagues in many capacities and am convinced that true change must be shared change. Matthew can be reached on Twitter at @matthew_t_moore and maintains a web site at matthewtmoore.wordpress.com. In August of 2020, Matthew was elected as the new FLN Board Chair.
Ken Bauer: Ken is a transplanted Canadian, living and working in México for over 20 years as a professor in the Computing Science Department at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara. Ken is recognized as a leader in his institution in educational technology, innovation in pedagogy and is active in providing professional development experiences for his colleagues and staff. As part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2013, Ken received an award from the alumni association as one of the top 5% of faculty as voted on by past students.
Besides speaking international on flipped learning, Ken has been on the organizing committee for conferences on software engineering as well as education, is a proponent of open pedagogical practices and an enthusiastic volunteer with Virtually Connecting.
Ken served as the Flipped Learning Network Board Chair from June of 2016 through August of 2020.
Kate Baker, M.Ed and MAIT, is an English teacher at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, NJ, and a contributing author of Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Classroom. With two decades of teaching experience, Kate is adept at integrating technology in her classes using flipped-blended learning strategies and has been recognized as a Jacobs Educator by the University of Indiana, PBS LearningMedia Local Digital Innovator, American Graduate Champion, and as an Edmodo Certified Trainer. Passionate about evolving authentic learning into digital formats, Kate leads by example, sharing her expertise via Twitter chats, blogging, e-journals, and leading professional development sessions at regional, national, and international conferences including NCTE, CEL, FlipCon, ECET2NJPA, NJEA, TeachMeetNJ, FliptechEC, NJAMLE, NJCTE, and ISTE. You can also connect with Kate on Twitter @KtBkr4 and read about her teaching techniques on her blog, Baker’s BYOD (kbakerbyodlit.blogspot.com).
Katie Lanier began her career in education in 1994 and has taught science at a variety of levels from elementary to high school physics. Currently she is an instructional specialist in Allen, Texas where she works with teachers who wish to employ innovative classroom techniques. Her journey with flipped learning began in 2011 when she was searching for a way to meet the needs of her struggling and frustrated physics students. Flipped classroom also provided the time and inspiration to include inquiry and project-based learning as part of the experience and led to the creation of a legacy course which challenges students to apply their science knowledge to serve the school community. In 2013, Katie was selected as the Allen Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year. She has shared her experiences through twitter, training, her blog, Learning Opportunities, and has presented at state and national conferences including STAT, TAGT and Flipcon. She has a BS in Physics, an MS in Instructional Media, and is completing her principal certification. She can be found on Twitter @lanier_katiesue.
David Walsh (Treasurer) has been teaching high school science for 13 years at Collingswood High School in New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. He is also an adjunct professor at Rowan College at Burlington County. David was also the coordinator of the inaugural FlipTech conference, “FlipTech East Coast 2018” in June of 2018 at Collingswood High School in New Jersey.
Kelly Walsh is the CIO and CISO at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches as an Assistant Professor. In 2009, he founded EmergingEdTech.com, where he and others write regularly about engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes and student success through the thoughtful use of instructional technologies. The popular site is often included in ‘top site’ listings focused on education and technology. Walsh ran FlippedClassroomWorkshop.com and taught dozens of 4-week online flipped learning workshops to hundreds of teachers between 2013 and 2016. Walsh has been a frequent speaker on a variety of education technology topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. throughout the last decade.
Carolina R. Buitrago has been an EFL teacher for 20 years. She holds a B.A. in ELT from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Colombia, a certificate in English from Mount Holyoke College in the US and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology and TESOL from the University of Manchester in the UK, and recently finished a Master’s degree in Positive Education at Tecmilenio, Mexico. She currently works as a professor and researcher at Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana -ÚNICA. In 2019, Carolina led the organizing team of FlipTech Latinoamérica held in Bogotá, Colombia. Carolina has been flipping her classes since 2014 and has done it in all educational settings.
Mickie Gibbs began her career in 1993 teaching algebra and geometry at her high school alma mater. In 1999 she left the classroom to stay home with her kids and taught adjunct classes for a local community college. She returned to teaching at the middle school level in 2004. She has taught 8th-grade pre-algebra and algebra classes ever since. She is a National Board Certified teacher and was a semifinalist for the 2017-2018 Alabama Teacher of the Year.
Mickie discovered flipped learning in 2014, and it completely revolutionized her classroom. Moving direct instruction to her students’ personal space has allowed her classroom space to become one of inquiry and engaging activities. It accompanied other pedagogical changes such as allowing students frequent opportunities to redo and retake work, and it has allowed her to experiment with self-paced aspects of learning.
Mickie enjoys interacting and collaborating with other flipped educators on Twitter (@MickieGibbs2), and she shares her classroom experiences on her blog, mrsgibbsflipsalgebra1.blogspot.com.