Patricia J. Brown
Patricia J. Brown, known as “MsEdtechie”, is a Technology Specialist for Ladue School District. She has over 16 years experience in K-12 and higher education. She breaks down traditional classroom walls by creating a culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, communication, and authentic learning. She is passionate about providing educators with practical techniques to integrate technology, and make global connections. She was recently selected as a National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch, a 2016 Google Certified Innovator, a 2015 PBS Lead Learning Media Digital Innovator, and in 2006, she was honored as Teacher of the Year. She is on the advisory panel for ISTE’s member magazine, Empowered Learner, and she serves as an ISTE Digital Equity PLN Leader. She is a Google Certified Trainer, Common Sense & Graphite Certified Trainer, Code.org Facilitator, a member of the Discovery Education Leadership Council, and a member of Educolor. Her work has been featured in several publications including Tech & Learning Magazine, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Edtech Magazine, Entrsekt Magazine, and she also serves as a monthly columnist for Edsurge. She has been a featured speaker and presenter at several local and national conferences, as well as facilitating hundreds of professional development workshops for a variety of edtech organizations. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Information Systems and Secondary Education from Tennessee State University, a Master's in Educational Technology from University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Master's of Science in Educational Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University. On a personal side, she is a proud wife to her husband Brian and mom-in chief to their five sons.