Meet the Professional Development Team
MOREnet’s team that plans and offers technical training has a combined 60+ years of experience with integrating technology into classrooms. We have earned both SMART Technologies Certification as well as Google Apps for Education Certification.
MOREnet’s training team has been operating a technology forward Makerspace since 2016 and all of our trainers are fluent in basic robotics, coding, electronics, 3D printing and more.
For more information about the classes offered by this team, visit the training schedule or email email@example.com.
Bob has been with MOREnet since 2006, and has over 25 years experience teaching adults technology related topics. He has a broad variety of education technology skills and certifications, including SMART, Apple, Adobe and Google. This allows him to implement a wide range of professional development opportunities for schools and libraries across the state. He has a passion for Maker technology, including electronics, robotics and 3D printing. His teaching perspective in the classroom draws on the breadth and depth of his varied work environments, such as a corporate trainer and entrepreneur. When he’s not leading workshops for educators, he’s leading fitness groups in Columbia, like half-marathon groups, trail running groups and spin classes.
Joey joined our team in May of 2016. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as a professional educator in secondary public schools as well as serving as a professor at a local community college. Throughout his career he has integrated 21st-century technology into each of his courses and embraces technology as part of the student-centered learning transition. Joey is a Raspberry Pi and Apple Certified Educator as well as being a Google Certified Trainer.
As a long-time MOREnet member, Patti has joined the MOREnet team as a technical integration specialist. She has been in the classroom as well as finishing her career in the K-12 environment as a tech director. People have relied on her expertise for years regarding Google Administration, 1:1 initiatives and user-friendly security initiatives.
Andy has a bachelors in elementary education, a masters in educational technology and is working on his PhD in learning technologies. Prior to training for MOREnet, he was an assistant professor at the University of Central Missouri where he taught technology integration in the classroom and social studies methods. He also has experience as a fourth-grade teacher and a coach. Andy has shifted roles to be our Ed Tech Product Development Manager, so he focuses on designing and developing training, products and services that are focused on creating the culture of student-centered learning and utilizing technology to empower educators.