Code Breaker Inc.

Breaking code isn’t just about programming, it’s about disrupting the status quo. It is about challenging social norms. It is about having critical conversations. It is about challenging systematic beliefs. It is about educating the whole child – mind, body and soul.

Brian Aspinall

“Leadership is not about showing how successful you are, it is about showing how successful the people you serve are.”

Brian Aspinall is an educator, best selling author, three times TEDx Speaker and is considered one of the brightest STEM innovators…

Daphne McMenemy

“It is our responsibility as educators to give our youngest learners experiences and opportunities to step outside their comfort zone and take those risks that allow them to discover their passion. That passion may just be computer science.”

Daphne McMenemy is an educator, author and speaker.  Her first book, Gracie, about a young girl whose learning is brought to life when…

Maggie Fay

“When you don’t understand something try looking at it through a different lens. A different point of view may shift your mindset into learning something new.”

Maggie Fay is a mom of two boys and lives in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Maggie is a public school educator for students with autism…

Sunil Singh

“My mission is to help build a community of educators to rehumanize mathematics through history/storytelling.”

Sunil Singh is the author of Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, Math Recess: Playful Learning in the Age of Disruption and

Don Epps

“Chase greatness everyday in every way because kids deserve it.”

An educator for the last 19 years, Don Epps, has served as a classroom teacher, coach, high school principal and currently a

Peter LeBlanc

“School leadership is an act of advocacy and service. I have learned as a principal that putting students’ learning and well-being above all else is always our greatest imperative and often our greatest challenge.”

Peter LeBlanc is a school principal, international speaker, occasional podcast guest, blogger and synthesizer geek…

Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Ph.D.

“Math is beautiful! Helping children and their families discover joy and wonder in mathematics through play-based, inquiry-based learning is my passion as an educator.

Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Ph.D., is a passionate full-day kindergarten educator, researcher and writer from…

Mark Brown

There is power in having choice.  Every day, we as individuals have the opportunity to choose who we are going to be.  As leaders and educators, our primary purpose is to inspire, encourage, and empower others to Choose To Be You.

Mark Brown uses his life experience, the good and the bad, to help encourage, inspire, and empower others…

Bradlee W. Skinner

“It is truly amazing to see what can happen when you surround yourself with those who are determined to see you succeed and rid yourself of those who are hoping to see you fail.”

Bradlee W. Skinner is an educational thought leader, entertainer, former administrator, author, playwright…

Dr. Brandon Beck

“My purpose is to inspire and guide people (adults and kids) to have faith in themselves and believe in their inner genius.”

Dr. Brandon Beck is a National Board Certified teacher and Award Winning Professional Soccer Coach. He also…

Lori Koerner, Ed. D.

“We rise by lifting others. Inspire, empower, lead.”

Dr. Lori Koerner has been in the field of education for three decades. She spent the first 26 years of her career as an elementary…

Richard Bernato, Ed. D.

“Great leadership is alchemy. When we seek new ways to realize, we collect, coalesce, and catalyze to create true transformation. We empower each other to co-create preferred futures. My mission is to help others help me alchemize one another.”

Richard Bernato, Ed. D., enters his fifty second year in schooling, that spans higher education, research, many K-12 leadership…

Dr. Michael J. Hynes

“It is the responsibility of a school leader to create the proper conditions for children to discover their talents so they can maximize their fullest potential.”

Dr. Michael Hynes works as a public school superintendent of schools, Fulbright Specialist and an associate professor of education and…

Alexandria Masse

“As an illustrator, I interpret the visual story. This responsibility allows me to break boundaries of race and gender so other young artists can imagine themselves as part of the story. I want those viewing my art to be inspired and to see themselves represented in my illustrations.”

Ontario based illustrator Alexandria Masse creates simple, yet emotive and colourful images for children’s books…

Steven “Étienne” Langlois

“All teachers are rockstars – educators that amplify student engagement, shake up learning and can rock curriculum content with creativity.”

Steven Langlois has spent the better part of three decades teaching K-12 in many subject areas while taking on various leadership roles…

Chris Woods

“STEM isn’t just robots and rockets…it’s a way of making learning relevant to the world around us.”

Chris Woods loves helping kids and helping teachers help kids. He’s taught math for 20+ years in Michigan, shares free…

Vickie Epps

“Creativity is more powerful than logic. You can embrace your creativity or you can try to bury it! But you will never be satisfied till you unleash it, to see where it will go! Creativity always beats logic.”

Vickie spent seven years working in the Department for Children and Family Services  for the State of Kansas before…

Dr. Darrin Peppard

“The leadership journey is a road complete with twists and turns, bumps and straightaways, and times when it diverges in two. When the road diverges on your journey, take the Road to Awesome…and don’t look back.”

Dr. Darrin Peppard, a self-proclaimed recovering high school principal, is a school district superintendent…

Barb Schwamman

“I believe in giving staff the tools they need to do what is best for kids in a positive, ‘can do’ attitude where we move forward and change to get better each day!

Barb Schwamman has been Superintendent of Schools of the Osage Community School District since…

Caleb Bonjour

Caleb Bonjour is a father, husband, brother, son, educator, author, and speaker. He is currently principal of…

Chad M. LeDune

“The greatest skill we can teach our children and students is how to think and solve problems.  More than any subject or discipline, this skill will be used to navigate the challenges and discomforts life has in store for us all.

Having dedicated 17 years to education, Chad is passionate about preparing students for the challenges of …

 Dr. Frank Rudnesky

“If you feel my passion, you’ll find yours. If I know your passion, I know how you learn. If you can learn, you can lead. Get Fired Up, people!

In addition to teaching at the high school and university levels, Dr. Frank Rudnesky was the principal of Belhaven…

Al Pisano, Ed. D.

“Empathy and understanding are keys to success in life.  If we truly make an effort to understand other people, their situations and perspectives, the world will be a better place. Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do and make an effort every day to have a positive impact.

Al has a wide breadth of dynamic experience and knowledge within the educational and corporate space with proven success as…

Marcos Navas

“We cannot continue teaching kids the way we were taught! Digital natives and learners deserve more.  We need to take edu to their court!  An amazing way to do this is to bring THEIR technology and innovation into the classroom and an easy way to do this is through computer science, computational thinking, and coding!

Marcos Navas has been an active member in the MakerEd community and EdTech space for many years.  In addition to being a…


Be vulnerable. Take the leap.

Brian Aspinall