Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. Rachelle is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. She is a past-president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and served on the leadership team of the Mobile Learning Network for five years. She received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award and has received several Presidential Gold Awards for volunteer service to education. Gold Awards are given for more than 500 hours of volunteer service in a year. Rachelle received two gold, three silver and one bronze award. She was named one of 30 K-12 IT Influencers for 2021.
Since 2019, Rachelle has written seven books. "In Other Words: Quotes That Push Our Thinking", "Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU", "The Future is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead”, “Chart A New Course: A Guide to Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s World", "True Story: Lessons That One Kid Taught Us", "Your World Language Classroom: Strategies for Digital and In-Person Instruction", and her newest book "Things I Wish [...] Knew" which includes the voices of 50 educators from around the world.
Rachelle is a columnist for Getting Smart and a blogger for Defined Learning and NEO LMS. She has a podcast named, ThriveinEDU and is the host of a PBL Podcast by Defined Learning on BAM Radio Network.
She has a ThriveinEDU Community and does a live show each week with guests who speak about education.