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WeVideo Ambassadors

The WeVideo Ambassador Program recognizes and supports educators who are at the forefront of applying multimedia creation in the classroom to foster crucial 21st century skills, increase engagement, and enhance learning outcomes. Any educator across all levels, pre-K through high school, public or private, can apply to become a WeVideo Ambassador. See below for our current ambassadors, as well as information on how to become one yourself!

Media Arts Teacher Andre Soto.
Andre Soto
Media Arts Teacher at Blind Brook Rye Middle School
Media Arts Teacher
Andre was an early adopter of educational technology and used his eight years of professional production experience to craft a curriculum rooted in media literacy, audio/visual production, and design thinking that can be used from kindergarten through high school. Over the past 16 years, he has continued to use innovative teaching strategies to introduce students and colleagues to the tools and techniques of multimedia production. Andre holds a professional certification in both Visual Arts and Educational Technology and currently teaches Digital Media at Blind Brook Middle School in Rye Brook, NY.
LRC Director Andrea Perrin.
Andrea Perrin
LRC Director at Woodland Middle School
LRC Director

Andrea Perrin began her teaching career over 25 years ago and after spending twelve years as a 7th grade social studies teacher, she earned her school library media endorsement and hasn’t regretted a minute of the change. After her school district went 1:1 using Chromebooks, she championed the school’s purchase of WeVideo. She was recently selected to write a chapter for a book published by the Illinois Digital Educator’s Alliance where she mentioned the solution. Andrea has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, is a Level 1 Certified Google Educator, and a Future Ready Librarian.

Technology Support Officer Ben Moore.
Ben Moore
Technology Support Officer at AETA Academies
Technology Support Officer

Ben is an associate teacher, lettings & H&S Coordinator in two secondary schools in Witham. He is a vital part of implementing new technology across both sites. He is Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2 Educator, Flipgrid educator and Kahoot Gold certified.

Teacher Bruce Reicher.
Bruce Reicher
Teacher at Ramsey Public Schools

Bruce Reicher has been an educator for over 20 years in all grade levels. He is a level one and two Google Certified Teacher, Codesters Python Coding Ambassador, BrainPOP Certified Educator, Wakelet Ambassador and WeVideo at state and national conferences. He has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and Administration and has also been a Board Of Education member for the past seven years. 

Tech Applications Specialist Christopher Evans.
Christopher Evans
Tech Applications Specialist at Arlington Classics Academy
Tech Applications Specialist

Christopher Evans has a background in Radio and Television production with experience producing a daily news magazine with 6th graders. He has been using WeVideo personally for years and introduced it to his classes this year for their video unit: “we use exclusively Chrome devices so WeVideo is the perfect solution."

Blended Learning Teacher Craig Dunlap.
Craig Dunlap
Blended Learning Teacher at Yealey Elementary School
Blended Learning Teacher
Craig Dunlap is the Blended Learning Teacher at Yealey Elementary School in Florence, KY. He loves teaching students about robotics, coding, digital storytelling, and especially video production. Craig's favorite place is outside — whether on a hiking trail or on a beach — with his family. He is a frequent presenter at KySTE and ISTE. Craig is an ambassador for both WeVideo and Kodable and was the 2021 Kentucky Technology Teacher of the Year.
Retired Teacher Eric Peterson.
Eric Peterson
Retired Teacher from School District of Nekoosa
Retired Teacher
Eric Peterson retired from teaching after 32 years teaching 6th grade math and computers while coaching basketball. Eric is now pursuing his passion of video production focused on sports highlights, music videos, documentaries, and sharing video production with teachers to use with their students. Eric has had kids use WeVideo to make book trailers, “highlight” videos, “how-to” videos, weather forecasts using a green screen, and music videos among many other projects.
Digital Learning Coach Erika Sandstrom.
Erika Sandstrom
Digital Learning Coach at Higgins Middle School
Digital Learning Coach
With 30 years of teaching experience, Erika founded the “Mindful Super Hero Club” @ClubMindful and is a Green Screen and Video Production online professional development presenter for educators.  Her mindfulness enthusiasm is derived from 16 years as a Yoga/Pilates Instructor and she has found a FUN creative way to share and teach it to ALL.  Erika was also dubbed “Green Screen Gal!” in 2018 and has a dream to teach ALL educators globally the benefit of utilizing Green Screen technology and is launching her online course in January 2021 called "3..2..1..ACTION...Become a Green Screen Rock Star!"  Additionally, she is creating a new series of lesson plans, tutorials, a digital book, an online course, and video series  called “Cultivating Compassion Through Creativity!" Find Erika at GreenScreenGal.com for fun freebies and resources!
Computer Science Teacher Frederick Ballew.
Frederick Ballew
Computer Science Teacher at Bloomington Public Schools
Computer Science Teacher
Frederick Ballew has been an educator since 1998. Over the years he has leveraged technology to make his teaching more engaging and his day-to-day work more efficient. As a beginning instrumental music teacher (5th grade band) he has used WeVideo to edit demonstration lessons for his students. As a tech trainer he has conducted numerous trainings on WeVideo.
Director of Instructional Technology Greg Lawrence.
Greg Lawrence
Director of Instructional Technology at Wentzville School District
Director of Instructional Technology
Greg Lawrence is a former instructional technology coach and vocal music educator who has seen and is motivated by the engagement technology creates and is amazed with the creativity that is brought out from staff and students when they are creating with WeVideo. He was a recipient of ISTE's Making IT Happen award in 2012. Greg is also a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer and a co-leader for GEG (Google Educator Group) Eastern Missouri.
Media Specialist Jay Seibert.
Jay Seibert
Media Specialist at Frank Dugan Elementary
Media Specialist
Jay Seibert spent several years teaching a variety of elementary school grades and is now teaching students from 6th-8th grade. He is a Level 1 and Level 2 Google Certified Trainer. Jay combines his background in Graphic Design, Audio Engineering, and Video Production to assist students discover their creative potential and tell their stories.
Online Community Manager Jennifer Leban.
Jen Leban
Online Community Manager at The Art of Education University
Instructional Technology Coach
Jennifer Leban is a 2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist and 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow. Jennifer is National Board Certified Teacher and a member of the LAX18 Google Certified Innovator cohort. Her Innovator project, called Reset EDU, is a YouTube channel that strives to motivate, empower, and inspire teachers to embrace new ideas for learning and teaching.
Librarian and Media Services Teacher Joseph Letson.
Joey Letson
Librarian and Media Services Teacher at Lauffer Middle School
Librarian and Media Services Teacher
Over the past few years Jospeh Letson has helped teachers at Lauffer Middle School in Tucson, Arizona integrate technology into their lessons and projects. He has also supported teachers and students with multiple forms of digital curriculum. His school has had some great success incorporating WeVideo into their lessons this year and he looks forward to seeing how it can help teachers and students showcase their work in new and creative ways. He believes that WeVideo not only helps students create more rigorous projects, but it teaches them real-world skills that they will need in a 21st Century work environment.
Foreign Language ICT Teacher José M. Rincón.
José M. Rincón
Foreign Language ICT Teacher
Foreign Language ICT Teacher
José has been a secondary teacher for 28 years. "I wish I had had tools such as WeVideo from year one," he explains.  He is hard working, innovative, and loves empowering his students's voice with new and high quality tools so that they can expand their own path.
Computer Technology Teacher Karen Corsello.
Karen Corsello
Computer Technology Teacher at Emerson Middle School
Computer Technology Teacher
Karen Corsello has taught video production, broadcasting, and computer programming at Emerson Middle School since 2007. She is a Google Certified Educator (Level 2). She made the switch from iMovie to WeVideo in 2016 and hasn’t looked back! WeVideo works seamlessly with Google Suite for Education and allows for student collaboration. She believes that student choice is the key to empowering and engaging learners. Her goal is for her students to find their authentic voice and become meaningful producers of media.
Librarian Kathleen Smith.
Kathleen Currie Smith
Librarian at Ledyard School District
Kathleen Currie Smith has been a library media specialist for 23 years. She collaborates with colleagues teaching students to be critical thinkers, consumers and creators in our digital world. WeVideo helps her infuse media literacy skills into curricula. She is a contributor to Teaching Media Literacy, Second Edition (2019).
Instructional Designer Keith Baldwin.
Keith Baldwin
Instructional Designer at Chesterfield County Public Schools
Instructional Designer
Keith Baldwin is a 25 year veteran working for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Currently Keith is an Instructional Designer at Grange Hall Elementary School in Moseley, VA. Throughout his 25 year career in public education Keith has taught middle school, elementary school, Technology Integration, and currently an Instructional Designer. Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and children and they all enjoy watching football together on Sundays…Go Buffalo Bills!
Instructional Technology Coordinator Kris Edwards.
Kris Edwards
Instructional Technology Coordinator at Cherry Creek High School
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Kris has been working in education for over 25 years, most of which has been spent helping teachers integrate technology effectively with curriculum to enhance student learning and engagement. She is the main contact for WeVideo, in her district, a Google Level 2 Certified Educator, Schoology Champion, Microsoft MIE Expert, Pear Deck Regional Coach for Colorado, and Certified Emergenetics Associate. In her free time, Kris enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and black lab. WeVideo is her all-time favorite tech tool.
Instructional Technology Coordinator Lauren Hawkins.
Lauren Hawkins
Instructional Technology Coordinator at Richardson ISD
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Lauren Hawkins is a digital coach and math teacher in Richardson, TX. Her passion stems from a desire to empower students' voice and choice through technology in order to create an authentic learning experience. Her background in teaching includes teaching a variety of learners, including ESL and gifted-talented. Lauren is a certified Google for Education trainer as well as an ambassador for other technology tools. She enjoys utilizing WeVideo to develop and enhance blended learning on her campus.
Deputy Head of Innovation and Partnerships Lex Lang.
Lex Lang
Deputy Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Caterham Prep School
Deputy Head of Innovation and Partnerships
Lex has been a head of IT, Computing, Digital Learning and now Innovation in schools in the London and South East area for more than ten years. He has embraced the development of teaching, learning and digital storytelling as a way of enriching students' experiences, developing their creativity and accelerating their learning. The flexibility of WeVideo has allowed him to pursue the use of documentary, vlogging, narrative, instruction and more recently branching multimedia roleplaying through video. Lang has loved being able to demonstrate the flexibility that WeVideo's browser and app gateways provide. At a time of great generational change in education, it has also proved to be a powerful tool in strengthening links between schools and parents, as well as the children, with flipped learning and explanatory videos enabling access to all.

Become a WeVideo Ambassador

To join our ambassador cohort, you must complete three WeVideo Certification courses:

After you have successfully completed your courses, email our Senior Manager of Content & Education Programs, Stu Jernigan, at stu@wevideo.com in order to apply!