EVERFI’s 2019-2020 Teacher Ambassadors
EVERFI’s 2019-2020 Teacher Ambassadors
EVERFI has inducted cohort 2 of our Teacher Ambassador Program. In their role, these elite educators will work alongside the Research, Curriculum Development, and K-12 Schools Implementation teams to guide and support best practices in teaching real world skills.
We’re thrilled to welcome their expertise and support! Learn more about our Ambassadors below:
Alesha Roberson – Missouri
Ally is entering her 25th year in education. The first ten spent as a classroom teacher and the remainder as a school counselor. She has also had the opportunity to work as an alternative certification director and a life skills teacher in social services. She is currently working on obtaining her building principal certification along with finishing her doctorate in curriculum and instruction. She dreams of continuing working with schools on developing social emotional learning curriculum.
Cameron Beckham – Louisiana
Cameron Beckham readies students for a lifetime of academic curiosity and intuitive thinking. Maintaining a belief that well-rounded students must be able to approach all subjects with strong analytical and problem-solving skills to succeed in an ever-changing and globalized community, Cameron connects academic pursuits to real-world applications. He earned a B.A. in History from LSU-Shreveport before becoming an educator and earning an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Lamar University. His work in education spans both the secondary and college undergraduate levels in Northwest Louisiana.
Spencer Kiper – Louisiana
A native to Northwest Louisiana, Spencer Kiper is a STEM educator and advocate from Bossier City, Louisiana. Mr. Kiper teaches middle school STEM enrichment to over 100 students and serves as an adjunct professor of education for Louisiana State University in Shreveport. His passion for STEM education permeates the Shreveport/Bossier City area, and much of his free time is spent volunteering locally to build a stronger STEM and Cyber presence in his region. Mr. Kiper is an active volunteer and mentor in Civil Air Patrol, and was awarded the CAP National Aerospace Educator of the Year Award in 2016. He has also been awarded the Henry Ford Innovator Award for innovative instructional practices in his classroom. He believes that leadership and advocacy in STEM education must begin at the grassroots level in education, and with this in mind, Mr. Kiper is heading into his fourth full summer as a professional development specialist for the Space Academy for Educators program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In his free time, Mr. Kiper enjoys travelling, sponsoring after school activities for his students, SCUBA diving, and taking trips to Disney World.
Jessica Lemmo – Maryland
Jessica is in her 16th year teaching for Baltimore City Public Schools is a Model Teacher in the area of Library Media. She is dual certified in Early Child Education and Library Media plus has a minor in Special Education. She was a classroom teacher prior to being a Library Media Specialist. She is professional developer who presents district-wide and conferences both locally and state level on Educational Technology (Gamification, Blended Learning, 21st Century Book Reports, Race to the Top with Online Resources and 21st Century Skills to Engage Readers & Monitor Comprehension). She holds certifications in EdTech areas such as: EVERFI FinLit Certified Teacher, DEN (Discovery Educational Network) Ambassador, Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Teacher, Edmodo Ambassador/Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Nearpod Certified Teacher/Trainer, BrainPop Certified Educator, CK-12 Certified Educator and more. She is the current president of the Baltimore City Reading Council.
Eileen Lennon – New York
Eileen is part of the team that developed the social media guidelines and resources for the NYC Board of Education. She is Microsoft, Google, and CommonSense certified and moderates the monthly #NYCSchoolsTechChat. Eileen has also guest moderated national Twitter chats such as #EdTechChat, #growthmindset, and #connectedTL. She has presented at various technology conferences, including the NYCDOE Tech Summit, EduCon, and the Tech & Learning Summit. Ms. Lennon was awarded the NYCDOE Excellence in School Technology Award at the annual NYCDOE Tech Summit in July 2016 and the Most Innovative Use of Social Media Awarded at NYC Technology Forum in November 2017. She teaches technology at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74 in Bayside, Queens.
David Poore – Pennsylvania
David Poore is a STEM and Engineering Teacher at Lincoln JR/SR High School in Ellwood City PA. David is currently in his 6th year of teaching, having taught for four years at Springfield High School in Robertson County, TN. He is a former EVERFI & Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation ‘Teacher of the Month’ and presenter for the Middle Tennessee CTE Summer Institute. His skills include SolidWorks, Graphic Design, Vector Design, Rapid Prototyping, and CNC operation.
Alesha Roberson – Missouri
For the past 27 years of Alesha’s career, she’s had the pleasure of being in the field of education. Her positions have ranged from classroom teacher (15 years), parent trainer, alternative teaching trainer, counselor, working as a director for Sylvan Learning Centers, and a reading specialist. Alesha’s also had the honor of being awarded Target Teacher of the Year, and speaking at the Missouri School Counselor Association several times.
Bridgett Schmitt – Illinois
Bridgett is in her fourth year teaching eighth grade science and her first year teaching social studies. She graduated from North Central College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in June of 2014 and in August of 2017, graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Science Education at Aurora University. Bridgett has the privilege of teaching at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, IL which is part of School District 101. In her four years of teaching, she has received both an honorable mention and an award for being the 8th-grade CANDO Exemplary Educator for the district. A personal favorite edtech experience of hers is bringing Google Expeditions into her classroom and school. She loves trying new things and exploring new ways to improve her students’ learning experiences and cannot wait to share this passion!
Jeannette Barreto – Montana
Jeannette Barreto has taught in Montana for the last 14 years. She teaches Spanish, Business, Computer Science and Multimedia courses at Colstrip High School, in the small and rural town of Colstrip. She absolutely loves to teach Computer Science and Multimedia courses which are her greatest area of comfort and expertise. She has had the honor of being selected for different programs like Code.Org, workshops on the Joy and Beauty of Computers and others. Most of her student population is Native American or ranchers traveling over 30 miles to attend school. She loves the unique opportunity that teaching in Colstrip provides her and her students to learn!