Returning Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speaker Rushton Hurley is the Program Director of MERIT (Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology) at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. He has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, has been a principal of an online high school, teacher trainer, educational technology researcher, and school reform consultant. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students. In addition, Rushton is a Google Certified Teacher. He recently recorded a podcast with Cooperating School Districts’ Craig George. He talks about many topics, but emphasizes the importance of excellence in education. Click here to hear Rushon and Craig’s conversation.