Julie Wray is the Coordinator for Instructional Technology at Howard County Public Schools. She has served as a Kindergarten and first grade teacher, technology resource teacher, and instructional facilitator. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and certificate in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. She is an adjunct instructor for the Technology for Educators program at Johns Hopkins University. Julie has served as a consultant for the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) College and Career Readiness Support Project, which created online professional development courses designed to enhance teaching and learning through technology and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Julie and her staff provide ongoing guidance and support to the curriculum offices in Howard County as they design and implement UDL based tools, curriculum resources, and formative assessments.
Julie Alonso-Hughes is the Instructional Facilitator for the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) at Howard County Public Schools. She has served as a 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade teacher. She has been a Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher and a Technology Resource Teacher for HCPSS. Julie is a U of D "Fighting Blue Hen" and holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University where she also instructed educational technology courses. She earned a certificate in Administration and Supervision from McDaniel College and continues her professional growth by attending seminars, conferences, and staying connected through various forms of social media. Julie collaborates with OIT to provide leadership and site-based school improvement support for the instructional technology program preK-12 so that every student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel.
Lisa Katz is an Instructional Technology specialist for the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) with Howard County Public Schools. Prior to working in her current position, Lisa was a secondary social studies teacher in HCPSS, worked as an instructional specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and as a teacher education program coordinator for secondary Social Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. Lisa holds a BA in History Education from the University of Delaware and a MLS from University of Maryland, College Park. As an instructional technology specialist for Howard County Public Schools, Lisa works with teachers and curriculum specialists to redesign curriculum for digital delivery, online professional learning, instructional design, and infusing UDL and technology into professional development opportunities and curricular materials.
Lynda Dye is a Resource Teacher for the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) at Howard County Public Schools. She has also served as middle school math teacher, math support teacher and technology support teacher for HCPSS. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware and holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Loyola University.
Nancy Ennis is a Resource Teacher for the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) at Howard County Public Schools. Prior to working in her current position she taught middle and high school English. She completed her undergraduate degree at McDaniel College. Nancy has presented at numerous state and national conferences.
This is Geordie's fourth year as a Technology Resource Teacher in Howard County. Prior to this position she spent eight years at Elkridge Landing Middle School as a technology support teacher, a seventh grade social studies teacher, and a seventh grade team leader. She holds a masters degree in secondary social studies and has her admin I certification. Geordie recently served on the Alumni Board for the College of Education at UMCP and she won the MSET Outstanding Technology Leader in Education award in 2009.
Bob Cole is the Coordinator of Digital Education for Howard County Public Schools. He has worked as a high school science teacher, district-level technology specialist, and directed the Maryland Virtual School (MVS) program for the Maryland State Department of Education. Bob holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Media from Towson University and a certificate in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. He serves as a consultant for organizations developing online programs. Bob's experiences include strategic planning and implementation of blended and online learning, facilitating online courses, designing online content, mentoring online instructors, and facilitating professional learning communities.