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Our Speakers

Abigail Peterson

Abigail Peterson

@kindergarten_chaos

Abigail Peterson is a Nevada licensed teacher, curriculum creator, national speaker and author of the website, Kindergarten Chaos, LLC.

Beth Pittman

Beth Pittman

@flexibleinfirst

Beth has been teaching in the classroom for 18 years! She has taught K-2 and is currently a 1st Grade teacher in California.

Debbie Clement

Debbie Clement

@debbie_clement

Debbie Clement has over 25 years of experience as a ‘music-lady’ having written and recorded over 100 original songs for children and has turned 5 of her songs into four traditional picture books as an author/illustrator.

Hilary Statum

Hilary Statum

@pencilstopigtails

Hilary Statum is an ESL Teacher in Middle Tennessee with over 15 years of classroom experience.

Jackie Powell

Jackie Powell

@mspowellsowls

Jackie Powell is a K-5 Reading Interventionist in Middle Tennessee. She has over 20 years experience in grades K-3.

Katie Wonderly

Katie Wonderly

@mswonderlymakesmusic

Katie is an elementary music teacher, making music with 600 of her favorite young musicians in Oklahoma City.

Koo Koo

Koo Koo

@kookoo

Koo Koo was created by Bryan and Neil in 2008. They met four years prior as freshman at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN.

Shannon Cunningham

Shannon Cunningham

@primaryshannonigans

Shannon Cunningham Lanning is an early literacy educator in North Texas and loves working in the primary grades.

Adam Dovico

Adam Dovico

@adamdovico

Adam Dovico is an accomplished teacher, curriculum facilitator, principal, professor, speaker, and author.

Christina DeCarbo

Christina DeCarbo

@missdecarbo

Christina (Miss DeCarbo) is a literacy coach, national presenter, and curriculum author from Northeast, Ohio.

Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks

@gerrybrooksprin

Gerry Brooks is a veteran educator in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist, and 12 years as an administrator.

Holly Ehle

Holly Ehle

@hollyehle

Holly is a full-time kindergarten teacher and literacy specialist who is passionate about student engagement, differentiated instruction, and early literacy.

Jake Daggett

Jake Daggett

@jake_daggett

Jake is an Ohio native who began his teaching career in Milwaukee, WI in 2015.

Kelli Coons

Kelli Coons

@kellicoons_

Kelli Coons is currently a Digital Innovation Coach for Spartanburg District Five in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

LeAnna Wolkis

LeAnna Wolkis

@wolkiswonderland

LeAnna Wolkis Goldstein is an energetic and passionate Kindergarten Teacher from Arizona with over 25 years of teaching experience.

Sharyn Kish

Sharyn Kish

@kinderkish

Sharyn Kish is a full time kindergarten teacher in Ohio. She has over 25 years of teaching experience.

Alexia Pendleton

Alexia Pendleton

@thedancerteacher

Alexia Vidal is a Kindergarten teacher in Atlantic City, NJ and 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.

Crystal Oswald

Crystal Oswald

@thebalancedteacher

Crystal Oswald is a district service coach that specializes is Social Emotional Learning.

Greg Smedley

Greg Smedley

@thekindergartensmorgasboard

Meet Greg Smedley-Warren, affectionately known as "Mr. Greg,” an experienced, current  kindergarten educator and the creative mind behind The Kindergarten Smorgasboard.

Jack Hartmann

Jack Hartmann

@jackhartmannkmc

Jack Hartmann’s Super Fun Learning Songs are all about making learning even more fun with the very best in children’s educational music.

Katie Knight

Katie Knight

@teachertothecore_katie_knight

Katie Knight is a 1st grade classroom teacher with a plan! Katie loves to share her plans and ideas that help teachers become consistently happy and organized while helping their young students grow in maturity and as readers and writers!

Keri Brown

Keri Brown

@enchantedkindergarden

Keri works as a math interventionist for grades K-2 in Alabama. She’s taught both kindergarten and 1st grade her entire teaching career.

Mary Amoson

Mary Amoson

@sharingkindergarten

Mary has enjoyed 18 years in the Kindergarten classroom, where she enthusiastically uses technology and hands-on activities to engage her little learners.

Whitney Ramirez

Whitney Ramirez

@learningwithcrayons

Whitney Ramirez is a second grade teacher in San Diego, CA. Currently in her tenth year of teaching.

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