What does it take to be a PBS Digital Innovator?

PBS Digital Innovators are classroom changemakers: educators whose fresh ideas open new worlds for their students, and whose bold approach to teaching creates a joyful learning environment. 


Grow yourself, grow your practice— PBS Digital Innovators have access to bold professional development opportunities.

PBS Digital Innovators ignite curiosity and spark imagination with extensive digital content and curriculum resources from PBS LearningMedia.

Brilliant ideas, fun hacks and energetic conversations—connect and network with colleagues like you who are transforming education.

Meet the 2018 PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars

Larissa Wright-Elson Alaska
Larissa Wright-Elson
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Alaska Public Media
  • District Ed Center
  • Anchorage, Alaska
Larissa's Story
Vinny Chiaramonte Alabama
Vinny Chiaramonte
PBS Digital Innovator
  • APT
  • R.F. Bumpus Middle School
  • Hoover, Alabama
Vinny's Story
Laura Bradley California
Laura Bradley
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KQED
  • Kenilworth Junior High School
  • Petaluma, California
Laura's Story
Bobbi Starling Florida
Bobbi Starling
Lead PBS Digital Innovator
  • WEDU
  • Pasco County Schools
  • Land O'Lakes, Florida
Bobbi's Story
Leigh Herman Georgia
Leigh Herman
PBS Digital Innovator
  • GPB
  • The Weber School
  • Atlanta, Georgia
Leigh's Story
Leah Aiwohi Hawaii
Leah Aiwohi
PBS Digital Innovator
  • PBS Hawaii
  • Kauai High School
  • Lihue, Hawaii
Leah's Story
Aaron Maurer Iowa
Aaron Maurer
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi Bend AEA 9
  • Bettendorf, Iowa
Aaron's Story
Paige Somoza Idaho
Paige Somoza
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Idaho Public Television
  • Riverglen Junior High
  • Boise, Idaho
Paige's Story
Kristin Appiah-Word Illinois
Kristin Appiah-Word
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WTTW
  • Ryder Elementary
  • Chicago, Illinois
Kristin's Story
Steve Auslander Indiana
Steve Auslander
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WFYI
  • Allisonville Elementary School
  • Indianapolis , Indiana
Steve's Story
Ashley Judd Kentucky
Ashley Judd
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KET
  • Tyner Elementary
  • McKee, Kentucky
Ashley's Story
Kara Wilkins Massachusetts
Kara Wilkins
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WGBH
  • Lowell Public Schools
  • Lowell, Massachusetts
Kara's Story
 Joquetta Johnson Maryland
Joquetta Johnson
PBS Digital Innovator
  • MPT
  • Randallstown High School
  • Randallstown, Maryland
Joquetta's Story
Heather Gauck Michigan
Heather Gauck
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WGVU
  • Harrison Park School
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
Heather's Story
Chantell Mason Missouri
Chantell Mason
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Nine Network
  • Steger Sixth Grade Center
  • St. Louis, Missouri
Chantell's Story
Shelly Stanton Montana
Shelly Stanton
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Montana PBS
  • Billings Public Schools
  • Billings, Montana
Shelly's Story
Sebastian Byers North Carolina
Sebastian Byers
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WTVI
  • Union Early College and Union County Virtual
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Sebastian's Story
Mallory Mbalia North Carolina
Mallory Mbalia
PBS Digital Innovator
  • UNC TV
  • Underwood GT Elementary
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
Mallory's Story
Kayla Delzer North Dakota
Kayla Delzer
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Prairie Public Television
  • Mapleton School
  • Mapleton, North Dakota
Kayla's Story
Regina Schaffer New Jersey
Regina Schaffer
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WNET
  • Middletown Township School District
  • Middletown Township, New Jersey
Regina's Story
Michelle Garmon New Mexico
Michelle Garmon
PBS Digital Innovator
  • New Mexico PBS
  • Sandia Vista Elementary
  • Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Michelle's Story
Mike Lang II Nevada
Mike Lang II
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Vegas PBS
  • Laura Dearing Elementary School
  • North Las Vegas, Nevada
Mike's Story
Elisabeth Bostwick New York
Elisabeth Bostwick
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WSKG
  • Gardner Road Elementary School
  • Horseheads, New York
Elisabeth's Story
Jared Morgan Oklahoma
Jared Morgan
PBS Digital Innovator
  • OETA
  • Clyde Boyd Middle School
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jared's Story
Shawn Patrick Higgins Oregon
Shawn Patrick Higgins
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Parkrose Middle School
  • Portland, Oregon
Shawn Patrick's Story
Glenda Lozada Puerto Rico
Glenda Lozada
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WMJT Sistema
  • Josefina Marrero Febus Elementary School
  • Naranjito, Puerto Rico
Glenda's Story
Debra Turchetti-Ramm Rhode Island
Debra Turchetti-Ramm
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Rhode Island PBS
  • Johnston Public Schools
  • Johnston, Rhode Island
Debra's Story
Sharon Clark Tennessee
Sharon Clark
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WLJT
  • East Side Intermediate
  • Brownsville, Tennessee
Sharon's Story
Julie Hildebrand Texas
Julie Hildebrand
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KLRU
  • Patton Elementary
  • Austin, Texas
Julie's Story
David Olson Wisconsin
David Olson
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WPT
  • James Madison Memorial High School
  • Madison, Wisconsin
David's Story