Katherine Page Burdick: President
Katherine Burdick has worked as a teacher and a school administrator in the education sector for more than ten years years. For the past fifteen years she has developed a strong track record of creating innovative, leading educational products while working within companies such as Pearson Education and Scholastic Inc. Katherine recently left her position as Vice President of Development at Learning A-Z; a company that delivers educational resources in reading, writing, and science over the Internet – to launch Mobile Learning Services. Mobile Learning Services is driven by her life-long passion to make learning fun, engaging, and accessible to everyone.
Katherine presents at national conferences on many aspects of mobile learning. She has presented at ASCD, ISTE, TCEA, SXSW and is a presenter and co-organizer for the Mobile Learning Experience held each year in Phoenix. She is available to present to businesses, schools, or individuals. Please contact her through our training and consulting link on the contact us page.
Our Expert App Review Panel
Mobile Learning Services is proud to have this panel of expert educators review our apps before and after posting to ensure they have the best value for the consumer and represent best practices in education.
Diane Darrow is a Third Grade teacher at the Nueva School in Hillsborough CA. She is constantly looking for innovative ways mobile devices can improve instruction in our schools. Diane studied gifted education in the University of Connecticut’s masters program. Her initial teacher training is in Early Childhood (Montessori), and Reading Recovery. In 2011, she joined the tribe of Apple Distinguished Educators. She has also earned an Online Teaching Certificate through CUE’s Leading Edge Certification program. In her spare time she contributes Web reviews for TeachersFirst.com.
Felix Jacomino is the director of technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida. St. Stephen’s is a 1-to-1 iPad school for grades 1 through 5 and has received much attention in the educational technology community for being one of the very first elementary schools to embark on this mobile learning initiative. Felix’s position is two-fold at his school. He is the IT manager and the Educational Technology expert. The combination of his education degree and network engineering certifications allows him to drive both sides of what makes technology integration successful. Project based learning and Common Core Standards are at the top of Felix’s current interests on the educational side, while Google Apps and Aerohive controllerless access points are his latest IT implementations. You can follow him on Twitter @felixjacomino and will notice his most used hashtags are #EdTech, #mlearning, #EdChat, #EdReform, and #iOSedapp.
After graduating with a degree in elementary education with an English certification, Lisa taught secondary mathematics and began writing technology-infused curriculum for Computer Explorers. She then completed her master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction & Technology Integration and was “appy” to take her first Instructional Technology Position. Her love for “cooking up” technology integrated lessons, the need for a creative & productive outlet, and a social and collaborative venue led her to create the TechChef4u blog in early May of 2011 and launch TechChef4u in 2012 as an educational entity supporting and promoting purposeful and engaging integration of mobile devices at home and in the iClassroom. As a CEO and Founder of TechChef4u, she wants to share these digital dishes with the world. The Mumford & Sons song, “Awake Your Soul,” says it best, “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.”
All Other Things TechChef4u
Jon, known more prominently as @ipadsammy, is committed to increase awareness of educational innovations for teachers. He is followed by over 2600 educators on Twitter and has been an excellent resource for teachers globally. He has a way of making things “user friendly” for teachers that aren’t as tech savvy, yet he has a very wide knowledge of Web 2.0 tools for advanced teachers as well. He has presented over 15 times at different state, local, and national technology conferences throughout the United States.