Meet the EdCamp Baton Rouge Organizers:
Tiffany Whitehead, M.Ed., is the Director of Library at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. She earned her bachelor’s in Elementary Education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University and her master’s in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Tiffany is National Board Certified in Library Media and in 2014 was named an ISTE Emerging Leader and Library Journal Mover & Shaker. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Louisiana Library Media Specialist Award and is currently serving as the President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians. Tiffany blogs at MightyLittleLibrarian.com and you can follow her on Twitter at @librarian_tiff.
Alaina Laperouse is a 6th grade ELA teacher at Central Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a focus on English from Louisiana State Louisiana University and is working on her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on English from the American College of Education. Alaina is a team leader of the 6th grade team, a member of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee for Central Community School System, a sponsor of the CMS Junior Beta Club and CMS National Junior Honor Society, and facilitator of student travel. Please follow Alaina on Twitter: @alaperouse.
Michelle Chenevert has been a part of the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge since 2000. A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Education and Masters of Arts in Educational Technology both from Louisiana State University. Michelle works in the IT Department as the Director of Technology. During her time at Episcopal she has led many teacher professional development opportunities and taught an Audio/Video education enrichment for middle school. In addition to being the Director of Technology for Episcopal, she is a Google Certified Educator. You can follow her on Twitter at @chenevertm.
Nikole Blanchard, Director of Innovation and Technology at The Dunham School, is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovation, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Under her leadership, Dunham has become a six-time Apple Distinguished School, with 93 teachers recently completing the Apple Teacher Program. As a board member of ISTE and a leader in the Global Collaboration Professional Learning Network (PLN), Blanchard travels nationally to train teachers on best practices of technology in education.
James McCrary is the Technology Director at St. James Episcopal Day School. James leads professional development at the local, state, national level with a focus on virtual professional development models and effective technology integration. He has a background as a social studies educator and technology specialist, receiving his B.S. in History from LSU and his M.Ed. in Leadership & Technology Integration from SELU. He also holds positions on both the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 3D and VEN boards. A Google Certified Educator, Common Sense Media Certified, an Apple Teacher, and CoSpaces Ambassador (virtual and mixed reality). James has a great desire to integrate technology skills in the classroom while promoting technology literacy, digital citizenship, and collaboration with students, parents, and teachers.