Rachelle Dene Poth

Riverview Jr Sr High School

Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: Emerging Technology at Riverview High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. She is currently finishing a second doctorate in Educational Technology with her research focus on AI and professional development. Rachelle is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. She is a past-president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and served on the Leadership team of the Mobile Learning Network for five years. She received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award in 2019 and has received several Presidential gold and silver awards for her volunteer service to education. Rachelle was named one of the 150 Women Thought Leaders to Follow for 2022 and one of 30 K-12 IT Influencers for 2021. In 2017, Rachelle was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT (the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications in Technology, the PA affiliate of ISTE) and by the NSBA as one of the "20 to Watch" educators. Rachelle has written eight books. Her recent book "Things I Wish [...] Knew" includes the voices of 50 educators from around the world. She presents regularly at state, national, and international conferences and provides professional development and coaching for educators on a variety of topics including assessments, and emerging technologies such as AI, AR and VR, and STEM. Rachelle has more than six years of experience teaching about, presenting on and writing about AI. She is currently working on her AI focused book. Rachelle is a columnist for Edutopia, Getting Smart, Defined Learning, and NEO LMS. She has a podcast ThriveinEDU and leads a community of educators on Facebook. Connect with her via www.Rdene915.com and bit.ly/thriveineduPD.