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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.

Guto Aaron

Guto Aaron

UK Director

Guto is an experienced primary school teacher and is passionate about sharing his experience through his work as a trainer across the UK and Europe.

Richard Adekeye

Richard Adekeye

Africa Events Manager

Richard is based between Europe and West Africa and worked the last 20 years on EU funded projects, Development and Education projects across Africa.

Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

USA

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

Rachel Coathup

Rachel Coathup

USA

Lead Teacher Technology for Learning @LEOAcademies Google Certified Trainer and Innovator #SWE19 #BadgEdTech

Bogdan Copil

Bogdan Copil

Mainland Europe

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.

Sethi De Clercq

Sethi De Clercq

Asia

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 in-person at numerous events and online through his YouTube Channel with tips, tricks and tutorials.

Veronika Hlavenova

Veronika Hlavenova

Mainland Europe Director

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

Kimberly House

Kimberly House

Mainland Europe

Kimberly House 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 for Edu Certified Trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Tara Linney

Tara Linney

USA

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

Rob McElroy

Rob McElroy

Asia

Rob is a Google Certified Trainer and the Assistant Director at Young Hoon Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea. Over the past 6 years Rob has become a regular speaker and trainer around Asia in partnership with AppsEvents. 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.

John Mikton

John Mikton

Mainland Europe

John is the Head of Education and Media Technology at the International School of Luxembourg. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Trainer.

Jon Neale

Jon Neale

UK

Jon Neale has been a passionate advocate of Google tools for a number of years. He now looks after technology for learning at Halcyon International School, London.

Dan Pardy

Dan Pardy

Middle East

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.

Wendy Anne Peskett

Wendy Anne Peskett

UK

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

Dale Plotzki

Dale Plotzki

LATAM

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

Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

US and UK Director

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.

James Sayer

James Sayer

Asia 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.

Guen Sayson

Guen Sayson

Finance and Administration

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

Daniela Silva

Daniela Silva

LATAM

Daniela is passionate about finding innovative avenues to maximize individual's capacity through professional learning.

Heather Spanbroek

Heather Spanbroek

USA

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

AppsEvents - 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.

Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

AppsEvents - USA Director

Lisa is a Google Innovator & Certified Trainer and a high school technology facilitator. She holds a Masters in Education and manages the US events for AppsEvents.

Lawrence Tijjani

Lawrence Tijjani

UK

Lawrence is the creator of justaguytryingtomakeit.com- an inspirational social enterprise project that works with disengaged students.

Cris Turple

Cris Turple

UK

International Teacher & Innovation Coach | Passionate about student agency, creativity, design thinking | ADE | Google Trainer & Innovator | ISTE | M.EdTech

Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods

Asia

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.

Jane Vestil

Jane Vestil

Promotions

Jane is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and works on promotion, managing both the AppsEvents monthly newsletter and blog.