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Basil Kolani, co-curator
Director of Information Services and Technology Department Chair at The Dwight School. Curator of TEDxYouth@Dwight. NYCIST president. EdCamp NYC organizer. Father of two, omnivore of food and reading material, hack musician, frustrated classics scholar. Passionate about: social media in edu, historical non-fiction, music
Karen Blumberg, co-curator
Do-gooder, teacher, technologist, traveler, and bargain shopper living just enough for the city. Passionate about: Photography, Thailand, Gluttony
Kiersten Jennings Chou
Science teacher, curriculum writer, and CSA organizer reconnecting people with their environment and learning to live better with less. Passionate about: Sustainable food, 350 ppm, eliminating plastic
Matthew Moran is a math, science, and Quest teacher at The Dwight School. Outside of the classroom, Matthew coaches the middle school track team and advises the middle school Science Olympiad team.
English teacher, soccer coach, grammar fanatic, and mother of two, who still can’t believe how much she loves her mini-van. Passionate about: Books, Reading, Cheese
Erin is a computer science and technology teacher who coaches track and hosts NYC’s annual Robo Expo. She is happiest when in motion. Passionate about: Distance running, Lego robots that can bake cookies, early 20th century American literature
Jeff Weitz teaches science at HoraceMann School. He uses TED talks in class, helps with TEDxNYED, and organizes TEDxYouth@HoraceMann.