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Introducing our 2020 Kami Heroes

Each year, we are impressed by the passion and dedication of the education community, and the Kami Heroes program is a reflection of these unique qualities that our community holds.

On behalf of the team at Kami, a huge thank you to all 200+ educators who took the time to apply for the Kami Heroes program this year. It was exciting and inspiring to learn more about how you use Kami and its impact on the students in your classroom.

All applications were thoroughly reviewed, and we appreciate the effort you have put into your entries. We are so lucky to have a growing community of educators who want to share their ūüíú of Kami to others ‚Äď thank you!

Now, for the announcement you have all been waiting for… our caped Heroes are now ready to be revealed!


ūüĎŹ Congratulations, Heroes!

Aaron Francher
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Lied STEM Academy Nevada
Albert Cross
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Washington County Career and Technical Education Center Virginia
Alexander Samia
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Salyards Middle School Texas
Amanda D’Amico Pennsbury School District Pennsylvania
Amie Poletski Hudson Elementary Arizona
Ana Rynders Five Star Technology Solutions Indiana
Andrea Moore Carlsbad Municipal School District New Mexico
Andrea Richardson Mentorship STEAM Academy Louisiana
Anita Chavez Carlsbad Municipal Schools New Mexico
Arielle Goldstein Millburn Middle School New Jersey
Ashley Hammond Sugarloaf Elementary North Carolina
Beatriz Flores Instituto Cumbres Villahermosa Tabasco, Mexico
Betzabe Orenos Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala City, Guatemala
Brenton Petrick Wilson Middle School Michigan
Britne’ Edmonston Lake Elementary School Louisiana
Chris McElraft Highland View Elementary School Virginia
Chuck Dresel Redwood Middle School California
Cristi Bruce Schuyler Colfax Middle School New Jersey
Crystal Blais
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Biddeford Middle School Maine
Crystal Pobuda Hunting Hills High School Alberta, Canada
Dan Henry Hunting Hills High School Alberta, Canada
Dana Daughety Beauregard Parish Schools Louisiana
Danna Pearsall
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Washington County Schools Kentucky
David Molinaro Bethune Middle School California
DaWanna Wilkins
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Peet Jr. High Texas
Dodie Ainslie BT BOCES New York
Donna Thompson JC Thompson Texas
Doris Biegler Pat Henry Oklahoma
Dr. Steve Kucinski Dublin Coffman High School Ohio
Estee Williams
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Beaufort County South Carolina
Evan Roberts Snider High School Indiana
Eve Heaton
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Beaufort County South Carolina
Fern Johnson District Level Texas
Grace Zepeda Canyon Springs High School California
Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Regional School Unit 21 Maine
Ile Ilijevski Northfleet School for Girls Kent, United Kingdom
Jacqueline Pinchot Riverside High School Pennsylvania
Jamie Vick


Janet Burnett

Mountain Home School District


Highland Park Elementary School




Jason Hicks Coeburn Primary School Virginia
Jeanne Nourse Klem Road South Elementary School New York
Jenna Townsend Canyons Virtual High School Utah
Jennifer Burton Schuyler Colfax Middle School New Jersey
Jennifer Crane Charter school for applied Technologies New York
Jeremy Martin
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Northwest ISD Texas
Jill Nation
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Cathedral City High School California
Jonathan Yoder Owen J. Roberts School District Pennsylvania
Julien Astruc Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill Wembley, United Kingdom
Kara Di Giorgio
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Olympia High School Florida
Karen Chichester Jefferson High School Michigan
Katrina Brown Hunting Hills High School Alberta, Canada
Katrina Stafford Orange County High School Virginia
Kelly Morris Taft Union High School California
Kelly Weldy Concord Community Schools Indiana
Kevin Endres Terrell Lane Middle School North Carolina
Kristy McCoy Staley Middle School Texas
Kymberli Wregglesworth Onaway High School Michigan
LaShara Pasic
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Bromley East Charter School Colorado
Laura Martin East Hills MS, Broughal MS, Northeast MS and Nitschmann MS Pensylvannia
Laurie Duhon Jefferson Davis Parish Schools Louisiana
Laurie Guyon WSWHE BOCES New York
Leslie Carmel-Porras Hillcrest High School South Carolina
Lilly Jensby Plano ISD Administration Texas
Mandi Bush
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Heritage High School Texas
Marcus Borders Kennesaw State University Georgia
Matt Brandenberger Fort Wayne Community Schools Indiana
Megan Barnash
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Scottsdale Unified School District Arizona
Melissa Hughes Christ Church Episcopal School South Carolina
Melissa Shields Palmdale School District California
Meredith Bell Channelview ISD Texas
Monica Wommack Lake Travis Middle School Texas
Natassia Ashley McCall Middle School Massachusetts
Nicole Shaw-DeGidio Clayton Ridge High School Iowa
Nicole Thompson
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Lake Eola Charter School Florida
Philippe Lamoureux
(Kami Hero since 2018)
St-Paul Elementary School Quebec, Canada
Raymundo Martinez Jr Liberty Eylau ISD Texas
Rebecca Elliott Cheshire High School Connecticut
Rob Walsh Eastern Middle School Connecticut
Ryan Johnson Rocklin Unified School District California
Ryane Prawel JN Fries Magnet School North Carolina
Scott Nickel Cowlishaw Elementary Illinois
Scott Rasco Merkel High School Texas
Selma Bayton
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Bear Lakes Middle Florida
Shanda Cunningham Christian Academy of Louisville Kentucky
Shannon Quigley Fort Wayne Community Schools Indiana
Sharmet Solarz Santa Rosa Academy California
Sharon McMichael
(Kami Hero since 2018)
Hudson Bend Middle School Texas
Sirry Hronn Haraldssdottir Sæmundarskóli Reykjavík, Iceland
Staycle Duplichan Jefferson Davis Technology Center, Louisiana Louisiana
Suzanne Swanigan
(Kami Hero since 2019)
Park Place Middle School Washington
Taylor Freymuth Concord OxBow Indiana
Trey Garzzillo Pelin High School South Carolina
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NEW Kami Heroes as of February 25, 2020:

  • Ryan Evans, Aspire 2Be, Wales
  • Beth Evans, Aspire 2Be, Wales


About Kami Heroes

Kami Heroes are passionate educators who believe in Kami’s innovations. As ambassadors, they recognize how Kami tools can improve the digital learning environment in schools and empower like-minded educators to become successful members of the community. Learn more here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at community@kamiapp.com



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