Amber Teamann is the proud principal of Whitt Elementary in Wylie ISD in Wylie, Texas. During her educational career, Amber’s comprehensive understanding of student learning has resulted in a successful blend of technology and teaching. From a 4th grade teacher at a public school technology center, to her role as a Title I Technology Facilitator responsible for 17 campuses, Amber has helped students and staff navigate their digital abilities and responsibilities. She transformed the way information is shared in one of the largest school districts in Texas by piloting a communication initiative that launched Twitter, and led to 100-percent campus participation. Through her campus level leadership, she has helped initiate classroom change district wide, empowering teachers at all levels.
Being named the 2014 Region X’s TEPSA Assistant Principal of the Year. As an active TEPSA member she also serves on the standing committee for marketing and PR. She’s contributed to numerous recent publications, including “What Connected Educators Do Differently”, published through Routledge. She also has written vignettes for several of the Corwin’s Connected Educators series. In 2013, she partnered with George Couros to develop and curate leadership with the “School Admin Virtual Mentoring Project”, which connected over 400 educators worldwide in a digital space that nurtured and cultivated leadership.
Amber speaks nationally at educational conferences and hosted a session at the 2015 Alliance’s Digital Learning Day in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education. Having keynoted several events, she is passionate about inspiring innovation through her experiences and impetus for student success in a digitally full world. She also developed and led the Region X Digital Fluency Academy for Administrators, supporting her favorite quote, “The smartest person in the room IS the room.” Amber knows we can all be better together and strives to make every day the very best it can be for each member of her staff and students.
In addition to blogging for Connected Principals, she is a firm believer in modeling a digital footprint. Her educational philosophy and digital portfolio can be found at Love, Learn, Lead or on twitter, @8amber8.