2013 Midwest Spotlight Educator Josh Stumpenhorst is a 6th grade Language Arts & Social Science teacher from Naperville. He is an ISTE Emerging Leader, OfficeMax Innovative Educator, Those Who Excel Classroom Teacher Nominee, ICE Educator of the Year, Illinois Education Association Educator of the Year and the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Josh has presented technology and education topics at Illinois ASCD Conference, Illinois Reading Conference, Illinois Computing Educators Conference, EDCamp Chicago, Reform Symposium 3, and ISTE. In addition to presenting, Josh blogs about his experiences at www.stumpteacher.blogspot.com and you can follow him on Twitter @stumpteacher.
Josh is one of nine educators chosen as spotlight speaker at the Midwest Education Technology Conference. This special designation honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. METC, a program of Cooperating School Districts, celebrates 30 years in 2013.