Professional Development

Our Instructors

The TCEA professional development team bring decades of experience in education, thorough knowledge of the latest ed tech tools and resources, and research-backed pedagogy to provide truly unparalleled trainings, webinars, and advice. Learn more about our instructors’ individual backgrounds and specialties below.

Dr. Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development

Bruce specializes in leadership development and working with districts to tailor onsite professional development workshops. Bruce earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision in Secondary and Higher Education and his M.S. in Learning Technology/Information Systems at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He earned his B.S. in Elementary Education at Dallas Baptist University.

512 450 5396
bellis@tcea.org

Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development

Peggy facilitates professional development with Google Apps for Education, mobile learning devices, robotics, and other current technology trends. Formerly a public school teacher, she shared her passion for technology and her creative, hands-on approach with elementary students for 26 years. Peggy earned her M.S. in Educational Technology from Lesley University and her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Montana – Billings.

512 450 5406
preimers@tcea.org

Diana Benner

Director of Professional Development

Diana specializes in leadership development and all things Google. She has served as an instructional technologist, instructional designer, and an online learning specialist, supporting districts all over Texas and in state government. Diana earned Masters of Education in Educational Technology from Texas State University – San Marcos. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Spanish and the other in Political Science, from Texas State.

512 450 5410
dbenner@tcea.org

Miguel Guhlin

Director of Professional Development

A former director of technology, Miguel brings a unique perspective to TCEA’s professional development team. He specializes in Microsoft’s educational products and has extensive instructional technology experience. A prolific writer, Miguel blogs at Around the Corner and for TCEA’s TechNotes Blog. Miguel earned both his Master’s degree in Bicultural/Bilingual Studies with an ESL Concentration and his B.A. at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

512 450 5392
mguhlin@tcea.org

Jennifer Bergland

Director of Governmental Relations

Jennifer joined the TCEA staff in 2010 to lead the advocacy efforts of the association. This enables her to blend her passion of technology and education with her love for the political process. She keeps grounded in the application of technology by helping deliver professional development for TCEA. She has a B.S. in Political Science from Southern Nazarene University and a M.S. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M. She loves working with teachers as they begin to envision how technology can help them transition their teaching from print to digital.

512 450 5448
jbergland@tcea.org

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