GEG Mentors

GEG Mentors

GEG Mentors are GEG leaders who specialize in specific areas of the GEG Program and lead and support GEG leaders regionally. Mentors offer support and coordination, a single point of contact, and coaching. If you'd like to be considered a GEG Mentor, you must be nominated by two existing GEG Leaders in your region (APAC, EMEA, LATAM, NA).

GEG Mentors should have at least two years experience as a GEG Leader. They should have experience in organizing a variety of events and supporting their GEG members. Potential GEG Mentors should also have experience in connecting with other GEGs to build links and joint events.

GEG Mentors are nominated only by other GEG Leaders in the same region. Potentials Mentors must have to nominations by GEG Leaders in order to be able to apply for the GEG Mentor role. Your Google contact in your region will then review all applications on a rolling basis and reach out accordingly.

Interested to become a GEG Mentor? See the full nomination/application process here (only accessible by GEG Leaders and Mentors).

GEG Mentors

APAC

JD Mercado

GEG Mentor Philippines

JD is a GEG Leader from the Philippines (where the GEG program started) since 2013! He led different events, workshops and study groups to help his fellow educators learn and explore Google tools for teaching and learning as well as become Google Certified Educators. As an active GEG Leader in the APAC region, JD, together with his core members, represented GEG Mandaluyong in the GEG APAC Summit in Singapore both in 2016 and 2017. He was also present in the GEG Relaunch in Chicago in 2018 where he was introduced as the first GEG Mentor globally.

GEG: GEG Mandaluyong, Philippines

Twitter: @jdtechtalks

John Gary Garcia

GEG Mentor for Philippines

As a GEG Ortigas Leader and Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Gary has helped other GEGs across APAC, and is continuing to build even more connections globally.

Gary is one of the pioneers in establishing GEG APAC with events held in 9 different languages for inclusivity.

GEG: GEG Ortigas

Twitter: @jgarygarcia

Nathan Gildart

GEG Mentor for Japan

Nathan Gildart is a Teacher at Nagoya International School and an Educational Technology Consultant. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Innovator, GEG Leader, Google Earth Education Expert, and YouTube Certified. He presents/plans frequently for organizations, schools, Google and Google Partners. Find his resources at www.socialstudiessamurai.com

GEG: GEG Nagoya

Twitter: @nathangildart

Pang Ka Wai, Jason

GEG Mentor for HK

Jason Pang has been a GEG Leader for 3 years.

He actively promotes Globalization of Education. He is also working with GEG APAC and Global to co-host some international events.

GEG: GEG HK-Macao SAR

Facebook: @jason.pang.3363

EMEA

Georgina Dean

GEG Mentor for EMEA

As a Google for Education Certified Trainer & #VIA20 Innovator, and the Global GEG & GEG Amman Leader, Georgina’s excited about impacting creative innovation across education in the Middle East & Africa, where she’s been fostering EDU change for over a decade, and is extremely passionate about empowering the GEG leaders of tomorrow!

GEG: GEG Amman

Twitter: @TechyLeaderEDU

Filomena Pizzulli

GEG Mentor for EMEA

Filomena is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and VIA20 Innovator, Global GEG and GEG Italy Leader. In the last year, Filomena's energy and passion let GEG Italy grown over and over, impacting creative teaching across education in Italy. Her aim is to share the other leader all around the world the same passion!

GEG: GEG Italia

Twitter: @profpizzulli

LATAM

Giuliano Paulino Coan

GEG Mentor for Brazil

As a GEG Americana leader, we have already trained more than 200 educators in this two years of activity. We have a university that is our partner for face-to-face meetings and we have already held 2 online meetings this year 2020. 80% of our public are public school teachers and we already publicize our work to the city government in addition to the São Paulo State Department of Education.

GEG: GEG Americana

Twitter: @giulianocoan

Raphael Mota

GEG Mentor for Brazil

[English] Hi, I am a GEG Duque de Caxias Leader, a Google Certified Trainer and an education enthusiast. I am a sharing and educational training enthusiast, I work with other leaders and educators for a rich and inspiring collective work.

[Portuguese] Oi, sou líder do GEG Duque de Caxias no Rio de Janeiro, Google Certified Trainer e apaixonado por Educação. Louco e entusiasta do compartilhamento e formação docente, trabalho com outros líderes e educadores em busca de um trabalho coletivo rico e inspirador.

GEG: GEG Duque de Caxias

Instagram: @prof.raphaelmota

Eduardo Sousa

[LATAM] GEG Mentor for Brazil

[English] Hi, I am a Google Certified Educator and I've been working in my GEG collaborating with local colleagues. I also help the certification process of new teachers and I am excited to share my experience with more people.

[Portuguese] Sou um Educador Certificado pelo Google que venho atuando à frente do meu GEG e colaborando com os colegas locais. Além disso, auxilio no processo de certificação de novos professores e estou extremamente empolgado por poder compartilhar os meus conhecimentos com cada vez mais pessoas.

GEG: GEG Monte Carmelo

Facebook: @EduFSousa

Instagram: @edueacao

Roberta Aquino

GEG Mentor for LATAM

Technology Integration Specialist.Google Innovator, Google Trainer, and GEG CDMX (Mexico) Leader. Provides conferences throughout Brazil and Latin America. Multidisciplinary professional with a PhD. in Science and IT Specialization, Marketing MBA. Passionate about learning, teaching, technology, and innovation. Loves to learn new things, create academic resources, and curate school content.

GEG: GEG CDMX

Twitter: @robertavaquino

Jose Santander

GEG Mentor for LATAM

Líder de GEG Bolivia, Google Earth Education Experts Bolivia, Google Trainer y Google Innovador MEX18 ayude a conformar los capítulos GEG de Bolivia apoyando y asesorando a los lideres de nuestra region y también de otros países como Panamá, Ecuador, realizamos eventos a nivel Latam junto a otros GEGs, Redes e Instituciones Educativas.

GEG: GEG Bolivia

Twitter: @jasantander

Martín Niebuhr

GEG Mentor for LATAM

Profesional creativo, innovador y proactivo, con más de 20 años de experiencia como especialista en tecnología educativa. Entrenador e Innovador (#MEX16) certificado por Google y Líder del Grupo de Educadores Google Perú. Como líder mi reto es apoyar y seguir expandiendo los Capítulos GEG en todas las regiones de mi País y ayudar a empoderarse tecnológicamente a sus docentes.

GEG: GEG Perú

Twitter: @mniebuhr

Ana Laura Avila Queiroz

GEG Mentor for Brazil

[English] I am a GEG Leader since 2017, a Google Trainer passionate about sharing experiences and knowledge. I believe in the use of technology in education as a tool to facilitate our practices. I have a creative mind so I always have a solution or an idea ready to be shared.

[Portuguese] Líder GEG desde 2017, uma educadora e trainer apaixonada por compartilhar experiências e conhecimentos. Acredito na inserção da tecnologia em nosso meio, como uma ferramenta para facilitar e melhorar nossas práticas. Criatividade sempre a mil por hora, então, estou sempre com uma solução ou ideia (mirabolante) para pronta para compartilhar.

GEG: GEG Joinville

Twitter: @queirozanalaura

Diogo Mendes

GEG Mentor for Brazil

[English] Technology enthusiast, apprentice and teacher. As a GEG Leader I always seek the best in each educator, break paradigms and help transforming classes in much more engaging experiences.

[Portuguese] Entusiasta da tecnologia, aprendiz e professor. Como líder GEG sempre busco despertar o melhor de cada educador, quebrar pré-conceitos e ajudar a transformar suas aulas em experiências muito mais engajadoras.

GEG: GEG Ijuí

Facebook: @diogoandreatta

PH Rafael

GEG Mentor for Brazil

[English] I feel that I have grown a lot, both in professional development and in personal development, acting as a GEG leader and as a Google Trainer. I have the opportunity to help educators from different Brazilian states and also to guide those who arrive with a lot of energy to make a difference in education and teacher training.

[Portuguese] Sinto que cresci muito, tanto no desenvolvimento profissional quanto no desenvolvimento pessoal, atuando como líder GEG e como Google Trainer. Tenho a oportunidade de ajudar educadores de diferentes estados brasileiros e também orientando aqueles que chegam com muita energia de fazer a diferença na educação e na formação do professor.

GEG: GEG Uberaba

Facebook: @phenrafael

Instagram: @phenrafael

Rafael Vasconcelos

GEG Mentor for Brazil

[English] As an educator I tried to dialog in an intense way with Innovation and Creativity. As an educational leader I try to empower the development of other educators in this path.

[Portuguese] Como educador busquei em minha caminhada dialogar de maneira muito intensa com inovação e criatividade. Como líder educacional busco potencializar o desenvolvimento de outros educadores nessa trilha.

GEG: GEG Florianópolis

Twitter: @minds7inov

Graziela München

GEG Mentor for Brazil

[English] I am an educator and a technology, creativity and innovation enthusiast.

[Português] Sou uma educadora e entusiasta do uso das tecnologias, criatividade e inovação na sala de aula.

GEG: GEG Joinville

Twitter: @MunchenGraziela

Luis Pertuz

GEG Mentor for LATAM

Luis Pertuz is a GEG Leader from Barranquilla, Colombia. He's also one of the founders of GlobalGEG. As part of GlobalGEG he has helped motivate and launch many GEGs around the world, all the while, striving to make the world a better, smaller place where we can share and grow as a community. Luis is also a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator (#NYC19!!) and His Innovator project is GlobalGEG.

GEG: GEG Barranquilla

Twitter: @pertuzluisfer

North America

Karen Lagola

GEG Mentor US - West

As a GEG leader and a coach I am committed to supporting, collaborating and inspiring teachers at all levels. My experience over the last 12 years as a coach, presenter and mentor has enabled me to work with different stakeholders. It has taught me how to be adaptable, patient, organized and innovative. These are all qualities that will make me a good mentor.

GEG: GEG California (SoCal)

Twitter: @kklagola

Becky Lim

GEG Mentor US - West

Becky has been a GEG Leader of GEG California and built the membership to over 300 members. Becky has a strong understanding of what it takes for a GEG to get started, how to implement inspiring events, build a sustainable community and open up opportunities to learn.

GEG: GEG California (SoCal)

Twitter: @TechWithBecky

Stephanie Howell

GEG Mentor US - Midwest

Stephanie is one of the founders for Global GEG. This GEG seeks to help other grow their digital skills and support local GEGs. Stephanie has helped many Local GEGs launch their GEG by providing advice, support, and guiding them to success. Stephanie provides meaningful professional learning and is apart of the ISTE's 2018 Distinguished District. She is a Google Innovator and Trainer. She has won awards like WOSU leadership award, PLSD's Innovative Leader award.

GEG: GEG Ohio

Twitter: @mrshowell24

Wiley Brazier

GEG Mentor US - South Central

Wiley holds multiple education and industry certifications. He’s founded multiple schools, a 1:1 initiative and is cofounder of #LAEDCHAT, Louisiana’s online professional learning community. Among other awards, he received the 2019 ISTE Award for Exemplary Leadership. He leads GEG Louisiana which has held in-person meet-ups and facilitates regular professional development webinars. Part of their mission is to break silos and provide support for a more connected community.

GEG: GEG Louisiana

Twitter: @WileyBrazier

Robin Larrabee

GEG Mentor US - South Atlantic

Robin teaches high school literature, media and yearbook and often volunteer to help teachers in her school. GEG has given Robin the opportunity to broaden her reach and spread love and Google! At GEGSoFla Robin and her team tuned in to what their educators need, which all GEGs should do.

GEG: GEG South Florida

Twitter: @RobinLarrabee

Kim Mattina

GEG Mentor US - Northeast

Kim has been a GEG NJ leader for 5 years and is an active participant in providing resources and professional development to educators and other users world wide. Each month the GEG NJ group hosts an event which is available on our website, plus Kim's show The Suite Talk, available on YouTube and podcast, is the official show for the GEG NJ group.

GEG: GEG New Jersey

Twitter: @The_Tech_Lady

Cara Flodmand

GEG Mentor US - Northeast

Cara has been a co-leader of GEG NJ for the past 6 months and through working with a great team, has assisted in the amazing growth of the group. Since the re-launch we have added over 600 educators to our social media channels and continue to grow every day! We love providing events for our members that focus on technology integration for every educator near and far!

GEG: GEG New Jersey

Twitter: @MissEduTech

Ted Samaras

GEG Mentor for Northeast

Ted is currently an Instructional Technology Coach for Franklin Township Public Schools and a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Innovator. and GEG-NJ Co-Leader. Ted truly enjoy working with both youth and adult learners and wants them to know that their time and effort was respected in the process!

GEG: GEG New Jersey

Twitter: @ourtechcoach

Frederick Ballew

GEG Mentor US - Midwest

Frederick is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and the founder and leader of GEG Minnesota Metro Area. He is passionate about leveraging technology to make the work of educators more efficient, their teaching more engaging, and their lives more fulfilling. Frederick has taught beginning instrumental music since 1998.

GEG: GEG Minnesota Metro Area

Twitter: @BallewEdTech

Larissa Arad

GEG Mentor Canada

Larissa Aradj is a Teacher-Librarian and Media Specialist from Toronto, Ontario. She is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer and Innovator (#TOR16). Larissa has a passion for global competencies, integrating technology in meaningful ways, sharing resources, and creating communities that bring educators together with regard to a variety of edtech initiatives.

GEG: GEG Toronto

Twitter: @mrsgeekchic