Garden State Summit Team


Keynote by Rich Kiker, CEO of Kiker Learning

Rich Kiker is the Founder and CEO of Kiker Learning, 1 of 5 Google Education Partners for professional development 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, eLearning Architect, and Creative Design Consultant. He is a content author for Google EDU, is a frequent advisor to Google for Education's global professional development strategy, and has been recognized by the Google for Work team as a Social Influencer. 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 Middle School Technology Specialist in the Middletown Township Public Schools. Wendy is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a TED-Ed Innovative Educator 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.