Amanda Fox, Creative Director of FoxBrite LLC, is an educational pioneer. She has taught English Language Arts, Social Studies, Film, Journalism, and now leads STEAM programs via her startup STEAMPunksEdu-- in Louisville, Kentucky, with plans of expanding to Dallas in 2019. Recipient of the 2016 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, recognized as a PBS Digital innovator for her initiatives in enhancing student learning with technology, Fox has also served as President of the Young Educator Network for ISTE, and received the President's Volunteer Award. Her current project, the Zom-Be kids book series, sees her introducing design thinking to elementary students, and is to be released later this year. She has an affinity for coffee mugs, nerdy t-shirts, and can always be found in heels. Check out the Teachingland Podcast, The Virtual Reality Podcast, and The STEM Capeless Crusaders Podcast to learn more or connect with Amanda on Twitter @AmandaFoxSTEM"
Mary Ellen Weeks
Mary Ellen Weeks is the proud principal of Herbert Mills STEM Elementary School, a globally focused STEM school in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and unapologetic advocate for STEM education and innovative best practices. She also wears many other hats including wife to Steve, mother to three awesome kids: Amelia, Eli, and Alice, and a goldendoodle named Gus. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading in her (very limited) spare time.