Ep. 167: Let’s Talk EduMatch With Sarah Thomas And Mandy Froehlich

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In this episode, I chat with Sarah Thomas and Mandy Froehligh from EduMatch while at ISTE 2023. Not sure what the heck EduMatch is? Peep this episode because more than likely, EduMatch has you covered with what you need in your EDU career. Not going to lie… it sounds like a dating site for teachers right?! It isn’t but that’s not to say that the idea for that is not brewing as we speak. Check out this episode and don’t forget to connect with everything that EduMatch, Sarah, and Mandy are doing for our fellow educators. To connect with Sarah, Mandy, and EduMatch use the links below. Buen provecho!

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About Sarah Thomas

Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in a large district in Maryland. She is the founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Through EduMatch, Sarah has published several collaborative and individual books. EduMatch is also a recognized Google for Education professional development partner. 

Sarah serves as President on the Board of Directors for EduMatch Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit that supports grassroots work of students and educators. In addition, she is a co-author of the ISTE publication series, Closing the Gap, focusing on digital equity, as well as a Google Certified Innovator and trainer.

Sarah graduated from George Mason University with a doctoral degree in Education, and a concentration in International Education. She also holds a Master’s degree from Howard University in the field of Curriculum and Instruction.

Sarah was designated an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2016, and was recognized in EdTech Magazine’s 30 K-12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020. She was named by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in 2015. She was part of the Technical Working Group that refreshed the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators in 2016-2017, and in 2017, she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” Award.

About Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. An experienced Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what’s needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking and teaching. She consults internationally with school districts and post-secondary institutions in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, mental health support for educators, and how to create organizational change. 

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