The Masterminds - Educator Advisors

We take our mission very seriously, and our teacher advisory team knows that all too well! But we can never have enough experts and advisors when we are dealing with the development of products that can make classroom life a little easier.


Be a Part of the Team

Be part of our testing and curriculum evaluation team or simply provide feedback from time to time. Simply tell us about yourself - what's your passion, where you are from, what are your specialties (i.e. K-12, Special Education, Science, Librarian, Multimedia Art, Daycare, Technology, Literacy, Math, Home Schooling, Phys Education, Private Schools or Medical Related Educators Autism), your interests and your challenges.

Please complete the survey below and our Design Team will be in touch soon!

Educator IDEA LAB - Teacher Advisory Application

Have a product idea or suggestion on how we can improve? Contact our New Product Development Team with your thoughts.


Current Team

To our current team of educators we thank you for all of your input, ideas and feedback, we wouldn't be here without you: Alanna King, Alison Eber, Amy Vanderwyst, Andrea Hendley, Angela Novikow, Angela Russell, Betty Mogenson, Beverly Litke, Brad MacMaster, Brenda Goetz, Brent Ellery, Brian Seymour, Bryan Cinti, Brynda Taylor-Flynn, Cara McQueen, Carla Hodgkiss, Carol Schenk, Carrie Curtis, Catherine Blevins, Cathy Clifford, Cheryl McCabe, Chris Wade, Crystal Albo, Crystal Radke, Darlene Meecham, Darren Holzer, Deb Van Bolderen, Debra Cuellar, Diana Williams, Erika Walls, Erin Isom, Erin Raspor, Eva Pacitti, Freya Hunter, Graeme Plant, Greg Miller, Heather Ma, Ilana Sarfati, Jacquie Fazzari, Jamie Utecht, Janel Virrelli, Janet McCoid, Jason Boyce, Jay Greenlinger, Jean Ann Chisum, Jenna Eddington, Jennica Drake, Jessica Meacham, Jessica Patrick, Jessica Tsu-Jones, John Chartrand, Joseph Romano, Josh Ellis, Justin Johnson, Justin Novikow, Karen Booth, Karen Lirenman, Karen Moies, Kathleen LaSelva, Kathy Cassidy, Kevin Wood, Laura Cozzarin, Laura Livingston, Leanne Gouthro, Linda Dyck, Linnea Gibson, Lisa Marshall, Lisa Morris, Lisa Unger, Lori Hokanson, Lowell Butts, Lydia Faulkner, Lynn Dallaire, Manon Lavigne, Margaret Westaway, Mark Duke, Marsha Heeley, Megan Kunkel, Melanie Thompson, Michele Hausrath, Michelle Hornett, Pam Stone, Paula Castellan, Paula Kells, Pina Hackman, Renee Cunningham, Reona Richardson, Rhonda Gingrich, Rick Wagner, Robert Prater, Sandi Dennis, Sara Malchow, Sarah Ferguson, Sarah Matheson, Sheila Bauman, Shelley Penner, Sheresa Houser, Stacy Cervone, Stephanie Chan, Stu Rhodes, Sue Hoffele, Susan Wells, Susie Goneau, Suzanne Boyd, Suzanne Weiber, Suzy Brooks, Taci Mullett, Tammie Brown, Tanya Morton, Tanya Rowe, Teresa Lightle, Tracie Davis, Vanessa Perez, Willow Alston-Socha.

 

 

Cheryl McCabe

Cheryl McCabe

Arthur Public School, Arthur, Ontario

Teaches JK/SK.

Favorite Copernicus Product is the Classroom Cruiser.

For me, the joy in teaching is being able to share in the excitement of watching students develop the love of learning. Listening to them ask questions and watching them explore the environment around them is very gratifying. When they make connections and their faces beam well, that's priceless.

 

Jessica Meacham

Jessica Meacham

Southern Door Elementary, Northeast Wisconsin. 

Teaches First Grade.

"We utilize our Expanded Royal Reading and Writing Center and our Leveled Reading Book Browsing Cart every day!"

Interacting with my students throughout the day is my favorite thing about teaching. I love listening to their stories and thoughts and seeing their reactions to what the day brings. I enjoy teaching them how to work together for the greater good of the whole and how to work as a team so we can accomplish our goals for the day.

Chris Wade

Chris Wade

Hillcrest Public School, Hespeler, Ontario.

Teaches Grade 6

Favourite Copernicus Product is the deluxe book cart that houses part our new Junior Home Reading Program.

I love being a part of the student's journey as they learn and grow throughout the year.

 

 

Megan A. Kunkel

Megan A. Kunkel

Anthon Elementary, Uvalde, TX.

Teaches 1st through 4th Grade Science Lab and Campus Technology Liaison.

Favorite Copernicus Product is the iRover and Pick-A-Pointer set.

I love teaching because of the "lightbulb" moments, the second a child finally gets it is what teaching is all about. I also enjoy the challenge of learning how to be an innovative teacher in our ever changing and technology driven world.

Lynn Dallaire

Lynn Dallaire

Saint Lawrence Academy Senior School, Lasalle, Quebec

Teaches Grades 3 and 4

Favorite Copernicus Product is the Tabletop Easel. It's great  to use when I do guided reading. It's a great literacy tool!

Teaching passionately for 25 years, I still enjoy the challenge and the diversity that I encounter every day. Children keep me young. I love coming to work!

Crystal R. Albo

Crystal R. Albo

North Broadway Education Center, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Primary Reading Coach, specializes in helping teachers help kids who struggle with reading.

Favorite Copernicus Product is the Storage Room Organizer for Leveled Literacy Program.

I love watching kids grow socially, emotionally, and educationally!

Mark Duke

Mark Duke

Newcastle Public School

H.B.A., B.Ed., O.C.T., Kindergarten teacher, Library Specialist, Technology Contact Teacher, Researcher and presenter of gross and fine motor touch technology.

New touch technology is finally at a developmentally appropriate level so that the 3 year olds in my class can interact with software and hardware completely independently!! I can't wait to get my hands on the next Copernicus product that miraculously integrates the latest tech to a 3 year olds environment. Not an easy task!!

Brad MacMaster

Brad MacMaster

Newcastle Public School

H.B.A., B.Ed., O.C.T., Kindergarten teacher, Library Specialist, Researcher and presenter of gross and fine motor touch technology.

My kindergarten darlings and I LOVE my iRover that houses my SMARTBoard because even my smallest darlings can reach the top (both figuratively AND literally!). We have so much fun learning in our classroom, and getting the newest and greatest Copernicus products would further make my colleagues more jealous of their awesomeness!

Robert Prater

Robert Prater

IT Director Florida State University Schools

Robert's career in K-12 technology spans more than 20 years, beginning in 1994 at a K-5 school. Since then, Robert has leveraged creative funding, a supportive PTO and local business partners to build technology-integrated, better classrooms. His implementation of classroom technology has changed the way students learn, increasing collaboration between teachers, students and parents. Under Robert’s leadership, the FSUS has become one of the state’s premier learning environments, with its practices gaining attention of schools worldwide whose educators visit to learn about Robert’s approach to the classroom. 

Melanie Thompson

Melanie Thompson

Thorpe J. Gordon Elementary School

Library Media Specialist

Favorite Copernicus Product is the tabletop easel.  It is functional, flexible, and durable.  The product I can't wait to try is the Dewey Document Camera Stand. I love the fact that it has a built in LED light.

Teaching is fun for me, even after 19 years.  I love how no two days are the same.  I love how I get to keep learning, because there is always more to learn.  

 

 

 

 

Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Mullen-Hall School, Falmouth Public Schools
Third Grade Teacher

My uniqueness as a teacher lies in that which inspires me and engages my students: computers, connections, and community service. It has always been my belief that technology should be “invisible” in the classroom - as my focus is always on students and their learning.

My favorite Copernicus products are the tech easels - I love how they are purposefully designed and aren't just one more piece of furniture to fill up a classroom. Space is at a premium for many of us, and the tech carts help teachers and students organize valuable tools in a meaningful way.

Crystal Radke

Crystal Radke

Kindergarten Teacher - Texas

My favorite Copernicus product  is the 3 in 1 interactive easel. This can take learning to the next level in a primary classroom! 

I am the author of the teaching blog, Kreative in Kinder. I love teaching young children because I get to experience the excitement, joy and wonder they embrace everyday in my classroom. Learning through the eyes of a child is invaluable. I believe that to bridge the gap of today's learner, incorporating technology with hands on learning opportunities can meet the needs of all children. Every child can learn. They just need an adult behind them believing in them. 

 

Sandi Dennis

Sandi Dennis

High Point Elementary - Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

Media and Educational Technology Instructor

My favorite Copernicus product is the Tech Tub Trolley!

I love the things I learn from my students every day!