• Unleash the possibilities for learning in the digital era

      Dell EMC K-12 Education Strategists are focused on supporting school districts as they design transformational models to support the future readiness of students. Our strategists are former educators with extensive backgrounds in successful implementation of technology and learning initiatives.

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    • Find expert guidance to help transform teaching and learning

      • Design learning models that support future ready learners
      • Develop professional learning plans to support educators
      • Define role technology plays in empowering learning
    • Dell EMC K-12 Education Strategists

      Find expert guidance for transforming education.


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      Adam Garry, Director of Education Strategy

      With 15 years of consulting experience, Adam helps schools pursue digital and student-led learning transformation. He has presented at conferences such as ISTE, published articles on technology integration and has co-authored 2 books, “Teaching the iGeneration” and “Personalized Learning Through Voice and Choice”. Adam was a Florida elementary teacher and holds a BA in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Teaching and Learning (Technology emphasis), and a Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University.

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      Matt Dascoli, Education Strategist

      Matt’s passion is helping customers make learning a more interactive, hands-on experience. As a former K-12 science teacher, he helped redefine a Virginia based school district’s approach to professional learning and re-envision teaching and learning practices. Additionally, he was the lead architect behind the district’s student laptop deployment. Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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      Lauren Hobbs, Education Strategist

      Lauren leads professional learning and creativity solutions for Dell EMC. As a former teacher, school-based and district leader, she leveraged curriculum, assessment and instructional assets to support inquiry based, student-centered learning initiatives in a large district. Lauren co-authored the book “Personalized Learning Through Voice and Choice,” and articles for state superintendents’ organizations. Lauren has a BA in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Elementary Education and Curriculum from Florida State University.

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      Jeremiah Okal-Frink, PhD, Education Strategist

      Jeremiah is a veteran educator, leader, professional developer and technology integrator. He has led change in teaching and learning through the catalyst of technology in rural, suburban and urban districts. At Dell EMC, he is an Education Strategist at the forefront of embedding and researching learning initiatives regarding learning spaces, emerging technologies such as VR and AR, social media, online and blended learning, and increasing equitable access for students.

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      Thomas Osmun, Education Strategist

      Thomas is committed to helping students succeed in an increasingly digital world. He has worked as a K-12 teacher, RTI coach, middle school assistant principal, professional learning supervisor and an instructional programs administrator. He has facilitated professional learning around problem-based learning, blended learning, and Professional Learning Community (PLC) implementation. Tom has led a Learning Management System (LMS) implementation along with overseeing blended learning courses and curriculum. He has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Physical Education/Sports Management and a Master’s degree from Saint Leo University in Educational Leadership.

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      Snow White, Education Strategist

      Snow is an educational thought leader and social media influencer with expertise around Professional Learning and Next Generation Digital Classrooms. She began her education career with a degree from University of Texas at Austin in Applied Learning & Development and a K-8 Teaching Certificate with a specialization in Speech Communications. Just prior to joining Dell EMC, Snow was President/Owner of Futurekids School Technology Solutions in Texas. From teaching in numerous districts, to writing curriculum, to consulting with schools across the globe, Snow has accelerated momentum toward student-led and personalized learning for the last 20 years.

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      Katina Papulkas, Education Strategist

      Katina is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment and educational technology. Katina was an elementary teacher, a central instructional leader who designed and implemented initiatives around the effective integration of technology into curriculum, and a middle school administrator at the Toronto District School Board. Most recently, she was the Director of Educational Partnerships at Television Ontario (TVO) where she focused on the design and development of digital learning resources. Katina holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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      Kelsey Quinn, Education Strategist

      Kelsy is committed to supporting the growth of student centered learning and improving the impact of instructional technology. As a former teacher, Kelsy played a key role in helping teachers use technology and redesign instruction to support inquiry based learning. She played an important role in assessment and curriculum planning, integrating tools and implementing programs that measure results more effectively to improve outcomes. Kelsy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Central Arkansas and a teaching certification in general K-8 and 9-12 history.

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      JD Stumpf, Education Strategist

      JD is focused on creatively using technology to ignite a passion for lifelong learning across all disciplines. JD taught middle school science, high school Biology and AP Environmental Science in Texas for 13 years. He was committed to empowering student learning through authentic projects that allowed multiple ways to show mastery. After teaching, JD led a team in developing an online, 21st-century science assessment for a statewide education agency and, most recently, worked as a public account manager at Dell supporting K-12 districts with their technology plans. JD holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Michigan State University.

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      Kendall Latham, PhD, Education Strategist

      Kendall is a life-long learner and committed educator focused on partnering with districts to optimize learning and growth for all. Her academic training and 15 years working in public education have provided a broad perspective of the demands challenging communities today. She is passionate about collaborating with district and state leaders to design equity-oriented structures that leverage digital resources to meet the needs of all stakeholders- students, educators, and the community. Kendall has a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a Literacy concentration from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University.

    • Dell EMC K-12 Education Strategists are committed to helping educators transform to student-centered learning.

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    • Essential Resources

      Explore K-12 institutions working with Dell EMC Education Strategists

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      Customer Story: Carteret School District

      Visioning Day: A Time for Critical Reflection

      See a Dell EMC Visioning Day with Carteret School District.

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      Customer Story: Carteret School District

      Visioning Day: Empowering Student Voice

      The student voice is the most important voice in learning.

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      Customer story: Carteret School District

      Visioning Day: Collaboration Activity

      Reimaging education through collaboration.

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      Customer Story: Carteret School District

      Visioning Day: Performance Task

      Pulling conversations together in a meaningful way.

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