Garden State Summit Team


Keynote by Rich Kiker, CEO of Kiker Learning


Rich Kiker is the Founder and CEO of Kiker Learning, a Google Education Partner for professional development and has been the highest rated Google Trainer in the world. Rich has also been a member of a public school team selected as 1 of 9 school districts in the county to be spotlighted by the US Department of Education as a model “Future Ready” district.  He has been awarded the “20 to Watch” award by the National School Board Association, recognized as the Outstanding Contributor to Blended and Online Learning, and has served in many roles that combine his expertise in both technology and education including Director of Online Learning, Classrooms for the Future Coach, and eLearning Architect. 

Rich can be found online at +Rich Kiker and @rkiker.





Wendy Morales has been an educator for 20 years. She started her career in the Newark Public Schools and is currently the Supervisor of Digital Media Arts and Technology, K-12 for Middletown Township Public Schools. Wendy is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, a NJ Exemplary Secondary Educator (2017) and a Teachers for Global Classrooms fellow. You can contact Wendy at +WendyMoralesFabhistory on G+ and @fabhistory on Twitter.

Caren MacConnell has been a public school teacher for the past 23 years in Holmdel, New Jersey. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and a GEGNJ Leader. Currently, Caren is a Supervisor of Technology, Engineering and Media Centers for Holmdel Township School District. You can contact Caren online +CarenMacConnell on G+ and @Carenmac on Twitter.