Digital Learning Coaches

Your Partners on the Path

The Digital Learning Coaches of Keep Indiana Learning are a cohort of exceptional learning specialists throughout the state of Indiana. These coaches collaborate with districts across the state to create content needs to support teachers, leaders, and students. Much of the content on Keep Indiana Learning is created and developed by these instructional leaders. If you’re looking for coaching or creation support, feel free to reach out directly to one of these selected coaches for guidance.

Laura Christie

Laura Christie

5th Grade Teacher, ELA RtI Coordinator
Sand Creek Intermediate, Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Laura Christie

Laura Christie

5th Grade Teacher, ELA RtI Coordinator
Sand Creek Intermediate, Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Laura Christie is an educator in her 21st year who desires to see all kids engaged in classrooms where learning allows for variabilities and student agency. She believes in developing bonds with students and helping them find their passion. Laura has presented at IACTE on Student Led Passion Projects. She holds credentials in UDL, Universal Design for Learning, and uses the UDL guidelines to guide instruction. Her passion is curriculum with technology integration and helping lead educators to grow in their craft. Currently, Laura serves as the ELA RtI Coordinator in her school and the Data Analytics Committee at the district level. In 2020, Laura is a IU Jacobs Educator recipient to help support technology integration in Indiana. Laura’s background is in Elementary Education with a Special Education minor from Ball State University. Additionally, Laura obtained a Masters in Educational Administration at Butler University, EPPSP, while teaching 5th Grade Humanities at Sand Creek Intermediate in Hamilton Southeastern Schools.

Jo Cox

Jo Cox

District Technology Integration Specialist
Yorktown Community Schools

Jo Cox

Jo Cox

District Technology Integration Specialist
Yorktown Community Schools

Jo Cox is the Technology Integration Specialist for Yorktown Community Schools. Her background in teaching is in Business Ed, teaching courses such as Economics, Personal Finance, and Computer Science. Both her Bachelors and Masters degree were earned at BSU. In her work with Yorktown Community Schools, she is in charge of professional learning, technology integration and eLearning. She is a Canvas Admin and enthusiast, specializing in implementation throughout the district. She is currently training with FORD NGLU in Project Based Learning and is also working with AJ Juliani in Cohort 2 of YCS’s PBL initiative. She is a member of Indiana Connected Educators and HECC. Jo has presented at several technology conferences, including HECC. Jo is enthusiastic about learning and helping others reach their full potential.

Julia Crone

Julia Crone

Director of the IDEALab
Plainfield Community Middle School, Plainfield Community School Corporation

Julia Crone

Julia Crone

Director of the IDEALab
Plainfield Community Middle School, Plainfield Community School Corporation

Julia Crone is the Director of the IDEALab Makerspace at Plainfield Community Middle School. In her role, she wears many different hats. One part of her role is to help teachers access resources such as supplies, community contacts, and tech, in order to give PCMS students stronger, more connected, and more realistic experiences. Another major part of her role is to train and support teachers with Design Thinking and the 4C’s. Julia also runs a Tech Squad through her lab. These are top tech students in her building who have been trained to run everything from 3D printers, to the green screen room, and even fly drones! She works closely with contacts from Eli Lily, Tech Point, Duke Energy, the Town of Plainfield, and more to connect students to the real world. Julia is in her 11th year of teaching and has previously taught Social Studies at both the High School and Middle School levels. This fall she also added Remote Learning Facilitator to her resume. The turning point in her educational career is when she stopped having a single definition of creative and started viewing failures as wins. Put yourself out there and see what sticks!

Sandy Goehring

Sandy Goehring

Compliance Coordinator, Special Education Personalized Learning Coach
Noblesville Schools

Sandy Goehring

Sandy Goehring

Compliance Coordinator, Special Education Personalized Learning Coach
Noblesville Schools

Sandy Goehring is the Compliance Coordinator and Special Education Personalized Learning Coach for Noblesville Schools. Prior to her current position, she served as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal for five years. She is a proud Butler Bulldog. She received both her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Masters degree through EPPSP. In her current position, she is responsible for supporting teachers in developing high quality, compliant Individualized Education Programs. She provides one-on-one coaching to strengthen goal writing using programs such as Goalbook. Sandy is also responsible for developing and maintain the district Medicaid billing and ClaimAid process. This year, she has also had the opportunity to serve as a virtual second grade teacher. Because of her passion for digital learning, this has been an exciting adventure!

Dr. Michelle Grewe

Dr. Michelle Grewe

Professional Learning Director
Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)

Dr. Michelle Grewe

Dr. Michelle Grewe

Professional Learning Director
Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)

Dr. Michelle Grewe recently began as the Professional Learning Director at the Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC). Previously she was the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with the Westview School Corporation. She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership through Ball State University with a dissertation titled, “Counselor Perceptions of CTE in Indiana”. She works with K-12 staff in all areas related to curriculum and assessment. She is experienced with the implementation of Professional Learning Communities and has seen how the framework impacts all areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Leading the North East Indiana Curriculum Study Council allows Michelle to connect with and learn from her peers. Michelle has presented ILEARN training sessions at several ESCs around the state.

Erica Hohl

Erica Hohl

ELA Teacher
Southwestern Dubois Schools

Erica Hohl

Erica Hohl

ELA Teacher
Southwestern Dubois Schools

Erica Hohl is a high school English Language Arts teacher at Southridge High School in Huntingburg, IN. She has had the privilege to work with secondary level students for 11 years. After two years of extensive training through Magnify Learning, she has had the opportunity to implement Project-Based Learning in her classes and has worked closely with her colleagues to expand this remarkable learning opportunity in her school. Additionally, Erica has dedicated the last 7 years to leading her school’s Literacy Team which seeks to improve literacy learning across all content areas through peer coaching and specific, measurable schoolwide expectations. Her recent graduate work through the University of Kansas in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialization has been instrumental in aiding this process. Erica also serves as School Improvement Chair and in this role has helped plan and implement data-driven instructional, social-emotional, and literacy initiatives that will directly impact student outcomes such as formative assessment, SIOP, and peer coaching.

Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Coordinator of Digital Learning
Twin Lakes School Corporation

Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Coordinator of Digital Learning
Twin Lakes School Corporation

Kyle Kline is a Google Certified Trainer and the Coordinator of Digital Learning at Twin Lakes School Corporation in Monticello, Indiana. He has 5 years of experience as a technology integration specialist with a background of 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech), flipped lessons, blended learning, and many other web tools into his daily lessons. As an education technology speaker, Kyle’s passion is working with educators and students and watching their eyes light up when they learn something new that can help them in the classroom or their daily lives. He is a ViewSonic Authorized Trainer and a member of the Indiana Connected Educators, an ISTE affiliate.

Dianna Knox

Dianna Knox

District Technology Instructional Specialist
Clay Community Schools

Dianna Knox

Dianna Knox

District Technology Instructional Specialist
Clay Community Schools

Dianna Knox is the Technology Instructional Specialist for Clay Community Schools in Brazil, Indiana. She is in her fourth year in this position but also has a background in Spanish, English, Communications, and Theatre. She worked on implementing blended learning and flipped lessons as well as many other tech tools into her daily lessons. In transitioning to the role in instructional technology she has grown her love for collaboration, blended learning, all things Google, and helping teachers get to their “a-ha” moment with technology integration. Dianna is a board member for Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC) and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Indiana Connected Educators, and ISTE. Currently, she is pursuing an M.Ed in Learning and Technology from WGU-Indiana and is focusing on her capstone project which will help teachers create relationships with students in online and blended learning environments using Canvas (or their LMS of choice). She loves learning new skills and helping others.

Joseph Lamb

Joseph Lamb

AP/ Dual Credit Chemistry Teacher and Instructional Coach
East Central High School

Joseph Lamb

Joseph Lamb

AP/ Dual Credit Chemistry Teacher and Instructional Coach
East Central High School

Joseph Lamb is an AP/Dual Credit Chemistry Teacher and Instructional Coach at East Central High School in southeastern Indiana. Joseph has held several different roles in a variety of educational fields, including science teacher, e-Learning Coordinator, Coordinator for Online and Blended Learning for the 5th-largest school district in the United States, and adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, Indiana University, and Ivy Tech. He has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences and symposiums over topics related to online/blended learning, hybrid learning implementation, flipped classroom, Marzano instructional strategies, rethinking online assessments, Canvas implementation, data analysis, common assessments, professional learning communities, online course design and development, among many others. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, along with several Masters degrees in a variety of educational disciplines. Joseph is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

Shannon Quigley

Shannon Quigley

District Technology Coordinator
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Shannon Quigley

Shannon Quigley

District Technology Coordinator
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Shannon Quigley is a District Technology Coordinator for Fort Wayne Community Schools. She works with teachers and students in K-12 to develop learning activities that leverage digital resources in meaningful, engaging ways for students. Shannon found her passion for technology integration in the classroom as an Elementary Teacher and then in her work as an Instructional Coach supporting fellow teachers. She is a Google Certified Trainer and loves sharing the power of collaboration and creativity with teachers through these tools. Shannon regularly works with teachers to integrate blended learning strategies, incorporate STEM/STEAM into lessons, and strengthen students’ ability to create and collaborate. Shannon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The American College of Education.

Kevin Schamel

Kevin Schamel

eLearning Specialist
Richmond Community Schools

Kevin Schamel

Kevin Schamel

eLearning Specialist
Richmond Community Schools

Since 2014, Kevin Schamel has served as District eLearning Specialist for Richmond Community Schools in Richmond, IN. Prior to this role, he spent seven years as a 6th grade teacher. He has always had a passion for leveraging technology to extend learning, engage learners, and enhance instruction. For the last few years, Kevin has been captivated by the role that innovation and entrepreneurship can and should play in education by teaching the Innovation and Open Source Learning class at Richmond High School as well as by serving as President of the local chapter of The STARTedUP Foundation. Kevin is also an adjunct instructor for the Miami University Department of Teacher Education, where he helps pre-service and graduate level teachers foster a love of teaching through reflection and collaboration. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University as well as a Master’s Degree from Indiana University.

Seth Slater

Seth Slater

Assistant Director of Technology
Northwest Allen County Schools

Seth Slater

Seth Slater

Assistant Director of Technology
Northwest Allen County Schools

Seth serves as the Assistant Director of Technology at Northwest Allen County Schools and has the privilege to work with teachers and administrators across the K-12 environment, supporting their development of strategies and design structures that purposefully integrate technology into the daily instruction model. Seth is the district Corporation Test Coordinator, serves as a program administrator for GSuite and Canvas, and coordinates discussions surrounding textbook adoption and digital integration opportunities. Seth loves sharing his passions with educators and helping them uncover new tools and design and deploy innovative instructional and assessment techniques that enhance student demonstration and mastery of their learned skills. Additionally, Seth is a board member for the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC), and is a licensed Indiana Educator and K-12 School Administrator, a CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), a Google for Education Certified Trainer, and a Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Ambassador. He holds an MBA in Educational Leadership from the IU Kelley School of Business, an M.Ed in Learning & Technology from WGU-Indiana, and a B.A. in English Education from Purdue University.

Amy Stevens

Amy Stevens

Technology Integration Specialist / PLTW Launch Teacher (K-5)
Tri Elementary, South Henry School Corporation

Amy Stevens

Amy Stevens

Technology Integration Specialist / PLTW Launch Teacher (K-5)
Tri Elementary, South Henry School Corporation

Amy Stevens is the Technology Integration Specialist and PLTW Launch Teacher for grades K-5 at Tri Elementary. This is her 16th year as an Indiana elementary educator. Amy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University and her Masters in Arts of Teaching from Marian College’s (now Marian University) Transition to Teaching program. Over the years, Amy and her teammates have taken districts from a single cart of devices to 1:1, as well as from paper packets to meaningful virtual instruction. She has led her students, staff and other IN educators through various learning ed-ventures. As an Apple Teacher, her newest ed-venture is completing the Apple Learning Coach certification. Her passion is to encourage students to grow as problem solvers and to encourage teachers to grow the idea of “best practices in the classroom” while ensuring that all learners know that she is their biggest fan.

Chevin Stone

Chevin Stone

Edtech Coach /  Engineering and Technology Teacher (6-8)
Bailly STEM Academy

Chevin Stone

Chevin Stone

Edtech Coach /  Engineering and Technology Teacher (6-8)
Bailly STEM Academy

Chevin works in Instructional/Educational technology creating robust professional development courses and teaching staff to use educational technology in a productive way. She is a speaker at educational technology conferences and is available for company/school learning sessions. A graduate of the American College of Education’s Master program in Educational Technology, she is familiar with various educational technology applications, instructional design, blended learning and curriculum and instruction. She is currently the Engineering and Technology teacher at Bailly STEM Academy in Gary where she is teaching Computer Science and managing the school maker space. We are honored to have Chevin as Keep Indiana Learning Digital Learning Coach.

Tonia Thompson

Tonia Thompson

Title I Instructional Coach/ English Department Chairperson
New Augusta North Middle School, Pike Township Schools

Tonia Thompson

Tonia Thompson

Title I Instructional Coach/ English Department Chairperson
New Augusta North Middle School, Pike Township Schools

Tonia Thompson has served students as a Special Educator and English Language Arts teacher in both middle and high school settings. She has supported teachers as an English Department Chairperson and now as an Instructional Coach. Tonia earned her Bachelor’s degree in General Education and Special Education from Indiana University and a Master’s degree with an all grade Reading Specialist license from Ball State University. She is currently completing post graduate coursework toward her Building Administrator’s license. Tonia coordinates and delivers professional development for teachers and facilitates Professional Learning Communities. She is passionate about engaging virtual learners, standards-based grading, providing an equitable learning environment, and cultivating readers and critical thinkers.

Michelle Walley

Melissa Walley

Educational Technology Specialist
Hanover Community School Corporation

Michelle Walley

Melissa Walley

Educational Technology Specialist
Hanover Community School Corporation

Melissa Walley is the Educational Technology Specialist for Hanover Community School Corporation, located in Cedar Lake, Indiana. She has over twenty years of experience in education, with this being the fourth year in educational technology. Melissa has teaching experience in kindergarten through third grade and also has experience as an elementary school principal. In her current role with Hanover Community Schools, she is in charge of the elementary computer science curriculum and programming for the district, as well as K-8 instructional technology coaching. She has worked on the implementation of technology integration through Google Classroom and Schoology. Melissa is a Board Member for Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC) and is a member of Indiana Connected Educators and ISTE. Her goal is to support educators and help them step out of their comfort zones.

Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

Tim Wilhelmus has over 20 years of experience in education as a high school language arts and technology teacher, eLearning coach, and district-level Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist. Tim serves on the board and is conference co-coordinator for the Indiana Connected Educators, edmagineers #MakerEd experiences for EdcampMagic, consults with schools as they make the shift toward future-ready, learner-centered blended learning, and presents nationally on topics related to education technology, learning design, digital leadership, and professional development.

Tim’s personal mission is to inspire educators to design more impactful learning experiences by bringing passionate people together and asking the questions that fuel their imaginations. He is constantly chasing the high of that moment when someone says, “You know what would be cool…”

Chris Young

Chris Young

Strategic Learning Coordinator
Southern Hancock Schools

Chris Young

Chris Young

Strategic Learning Coordinator
Southern Hancock Schools

Chris Young is the Strategic Learning Coordinator for Southern Hancock Schools where he supports PreK-12 teachers in the implementation of educational technology. As a Science teacher, Chris is passionate about sharing how he loves to teach with hopes that students more love to learn. Chris is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Apple Certified Teacher. He is also the President-Elect of Indiana Connected Educators, and organizes and moderates the #INeLearn Twitter Chat. His passion for educational technology has led him to keynote several eLearning conferences for the Indiana Department of Education and beyond! He is known for his high energy and engaging presentations, which has lead to him winning Google Summit and Future Ready Schools demo slams.

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