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Meet the Team

AppsEvents consists of a core team which works remotely across the world. A number of world class trainers with a history of innovation in the classroom make up the rest of the team at Google for Education summits, bootcamps and cloud camps. We always try to accomodate requests for specific Google trainers at your event – just let us know. Find out more about everybody below.

Dan Taylor

Director

Dan has been involved in the Google for Education community since 2006. He has trained educators across the globe from El Salvador to Vietnam.

 

Kate Petty

USA Director

Kate is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator. She is a former 7-12 grade English teacher and district Technology Coordinator. She holds a Master’s in Teaching and manages the US events for AppsEvents.

Veronika Hlavenova

Mainland Europe Director

Veronika manages logistics for events worldwide as well as mainland European events. She holds a masters degree in Economics.

James Sayer

Asia, LATAM, and Middle East Director

Aside from managing events in Asia, James is the Head of Mathematics and IT Coordinator for Patumwan Demonstration School’s international program in Bangkok.

Ben Rouse

Google Project Lead

Ben is a Design Sprint Facilitator and advocate for design thinking in education. He has a masters degree in leading innovation and change in Education.

Zaitoon Bukhari

UK&I Training Lead

Zaitoon currently works for the ATC Trust as their EdTech Lead. She is also a Specialist Leader in Education for EdTech, a Google Certified Trainer, Innovator and Coach.

Guen Sayson

Finance and Administration

Guen is a computer engineering graduate. She looks after logistics and administration for AppsEvents including registrations.

Jane Vestil

Website and Promotions

Jane is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She has a degree in Information Technology and Diploma in Professional Education.

Tara Linney

USA Trainer

GCI, GET, #ASCDEL17, ISTE CS PLN Leader, Raspberry Pi Certified, #EdTech Coordinator, Author @codeequitybook Keynote, Blueberry Lover, Nerd. #GTAMTV14 #ISTEcert

Rowland Baker

USA Trainer

Rowland has been an educator for over thirty years in both public and private schools. He is currently Executive Director of the (TICAL).

Bogdan Copil

Mainland Europe Trainer

Bogdan is passionate about science, gamification and IT integration. Working smarter is the way to go – this is his motto! He is a big fan of self-directed learning and hands-on activities.

 

Kimberly House

Mainland Europe Trainer

Kim has been a primary school educator for 20 years, serving the 12 years as a Technology Integration Specialist at the Bavarian International School in Munich, Germany. She is a Google Certified Trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

John Mikton

Mainland Europe Trainer

John is the Primary Technology Learning Coordinator at the International School of Geneva. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Trainer. John co-hosts the International Schools Podcast together with Dan.

Wendy Anne Peskett

UK Trainer

Google Certified Trainer & Innovator – Consultant #GooglePD provider @AppsEvents1 – TES Edtech winner 2017 for WLC @feelbetteredu

Charlie Love

UK Trainer

Charlie is an educator, author, developer and technical/admin leader. He has worked with the Scottish, UK and Singapore Governments on Education Technology and Computing Science projects. He supports schools globally with Google Workspace and Chromebook deployments with a focus on effective technical administration and cloud adoption.

Sethi De Clercq

Asia Trainer

Sethi is passionate about technology integration and how this impacts education and student learning. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Innovator and Computing Subject leader. He loves training  at numerous events and through his YouTube Channel with tips, tricks and tutorials.

 

Sarah Woods

Asia Trainer

Sarah is an MYP Design Technology teacher at the International School of Amsterdam. Her style of presentation and sessions reflect her passion for student directed learning.

 

 

Rob McElroy

Asia Trainer

Rob is a Google Certified Trainer and the Assistant Director at Young Hoon Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea. Rob is always excited to share what he knows about Edtech to help teachers maximize their instruction time in the classroom and enjoy using tech with their students.

Dale Plotzki

LATAM Trainer

Educator. Rascal. Man of the world. Chronic pocket-tweeter. #GoogleEI #FDRrocks




Dan Pardy

Middle East Trainer

Dan is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and the Lead Teacher of Library & Technology at Qatar Academy – Doha. He is passionate about using technology to transform learning and developing 21C skills in students.