Episode 9: “EdTech”

MOXIE Promotion Presents
Waterfront Tech Series Episode 9: “EdTech” 

September 25, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
 Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202




Justin Habash
Assistant Dean of Teaching & Learning and Lecturer
Carey Business School

Justin is the Assistant Dean of Teaching & Learning@Carey and a lecturer at the Carey Business School. He received his masters and PhD in philosophy from Duquesne University and comes to us from the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University where he was director of the Office of Educational Innovation and Scholarship.  In this position, he led the design and implementation of a new mastery-based modular PharmD curriculum. 

He created new faculty development programs that expanded training opportunities tailored to the specific needs of different faculty members and teams. Over the course of the last four years, he helped build an Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment that established new systems of faculty support for course design and development, educational technology use, and course and program assessment. He was previously director of Faculty Services for the Adult and Continuing Education Program at Ohio Dominican University.

Justin’s primary focus is helping faculty successfully incorporate evidence-based active learning pedagogies into their courses in ways that create more dynamic learning experiences for students.



Tye Campbell
Gilman School

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Tye Campbell graduated from St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire He spent the first ten years of his career in corporate IT, learning and implementing best practices and training end-users to become more productive and valued. With a desire to give back through education, he returned to the independent school world in 2013 to serve as Director of Technology at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey for three years, relocating in 2016 to become the Director of Technology at Gilman School. Currently, he serves as a board member of the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) and serves on the faculty of ATLIS’s Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors Institute (ECATD).



Jess Gartner

Jess Gartner is the CEO & Founder of Allovue, an education technology company that empowers K-12 educators to strategically and equitably allocate financial resources. Allovue supports school districts across the nation to budget, manage, and evaluate spending. Allovue has been credited with birthing the EdFinTech industry and hosts the annual Future of Education Finance Summit. Jess has raised $13 million in venture capital for Allovue. She loves mentoring female founders and is a staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion. Before founding Allovue, Jess studied education policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has taught in classrooms around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. She was a 2009 Teach for America Baltimore corps member and taught middle school humanities in Baltimore City, MD. She received her M.A. in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the board for the education nonprofit Access Art and the National Advisory Committee for Johns Hopkins School of Education. 



Gretchen LeGrand
Code in the Schools

Gretchen is a passionate advocate for ethnic and gender diversity in tech, and her work over the past 15+ years in the non-profit and human services sector has focused on education, workforce development, and poverty alleviation. In 2013 Gretchen and her husband (game developer Mike LeGrand) started Code in the Schools with an after-school club of 20 high school students. Code in the Schools now serves thousands of Baltimore City youth each year through their education and workforce development programs. In 2014, Gretchen was recognized by the Baltimore Social Innovation Journal for her work, and in 2016 Code in the Schools was named tech mission organization of the year by Technical.ly Baltimore. Gretchen and her organizations offer workshops and training for teachers and librarians and she frequently presents on the importance of Computer Science education at conferences around the country, including Computers in Libraries Conference, US News and World Report, STEMSummit, and SxSWEdu. She holds a BA in Philosophy and the History of Science and Mathematics from St. John’s College, and an MS in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. Gretchen and Mike live in Bolton Hill with their three young kids and one old dog. 


Ryan Imbriale
Baltimore County Public Schools

Mr. Ryan Imbriale has spent his leadership career in education focused on how pioneering practices can empower student learning.  He is currently the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools and is responsible for leading the system’s work on blended teaching and learning, student choice programming and comprehensive educational programs designed to address a diverse student population.  Ryan has been in education for over 25 years as a teacher, principal and higher education administrator. 

Ryan is a former member of the Board of Directors for ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.  In 2008, Ryan was named one of its “20 to Watch” educators by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and in 2009 was awarded the Making IT Happen award, honoring educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.  Tech & Learning magazine named Ryan one of the future leaders in its 100@30 in 2010 as part of the magazine’s 30th anniversary celebration.  In 2012 he was named a Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Emerging Leader and in 2013 the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) named him a National Digital Principal of the Year. Ryan was honored by Intel® in 2015 as an Education Visionary, an elite group of approximately 40 education leaders from all over the world who are exemplars for global education transformation. 


dan-mengesDan Menges
Educational Specialist, Office of Media & Instructional Technology
Baltimore City Public Schools

After spending 7 years in the classroom as a Prek-8 computer technology teacher, Dan joined what is now the Office of Media & Instructional Technology. Since 2013, he has been supporting teaching and learning by working with teachers, students, district offices, and industry partners to leverage technology in meaningful ways. Dan is excited and grateful to be focused on the 2019 adoption of K-8 computer science courses in City Schools. 


Megean Garvin
Director of Research and Assessment
Maryland Center for Computing Education

Megean Garvin, Ph.D., is the Director of Research and Assessment at the Maryland Center for Computing Education, University System of Maryland. MCCE was established to expand access to high-quality Pre-Kindergarten-12 computing education by strengthening educator skills and increasing the number of computing teachers in elementary and secondary education in order to increase access to computing for all Maryland public school students. Megean’s research focuses on broadening participation in computing through policy and organizational change from the classroom to the state levels of education.