Katrina Stevens was one of those hesitant teachers. She continued to use outdated technologies and tools in her classroom because she was unaware of the benefits newer innovations could bring. It wasn’t until she was trying to find resources for students in an overseas school that she began to learn how powerful and transformative the use of technology in instruction could be. She has been an advocate ever since.
Stevens, an English teacher and administrator for more than 20 years, was recruited to be a full-time writer for EdSurge after her own education blog was discovered. She has become a powerful voice in the ed tech world, a champion for women in the field, and an advocate for schools and children. Through her many endeavors, including founding #edtechchat, co-chairing #edtechmd, and running a monthly women’s founders group, Katrina encourages dialogue about schools and individuals making strides in the ed tech movement and why those opportunities should be equally available to everyone.