Professional Learning Specialist

Merry Hofmeister

Merry HofmeisterI am passionate about helping teachers find ways to engage their students and maximize the learning opportunities in their classroom. Technology use should enhance the productivity and experience for teachers and students. I am highly qualified to teach all subjects in K- 5. I also have a Masters in Educational Technology and a Specialist in Technology Management and Administration. I have been a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator since 2014, and a Minecraft Global Mentor since 2018. I currently serve as the MIEE Fellow, leading Cohort 8. I am a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Alumni, having spent 6 months in New Zealand working on a project to facilitate global classroom connections. I am a former Teacher of The Year, the 2014 Museum of Aviation National STEM Teacher of the Year, and a 2011 ISTE Emerging Leader Awardee.

I have 15 years’ experience in the classroom, having taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, and serving as a K-5 STEM Enrichment Specialist. I also have served as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Price School of Education since 2016, teaching Science and Technology classes to preservice Educators. Since 2018, I have served at the district level as an Instructional Technology Specialist, training Preschool – High School Teachers and staff on a variety of technology tools and strategies.