Featured Consultant

Rachelle Dené Poth

JD, M.S., Instructional Technology
Education Consultant

About Rachelle

Rachelle is passionate about learning and thrives on working with educators and students.

She is a consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and Spanish and STEAM teacher. Rachelle has a Master’s in Instructional Technology and is pursuing a second doctorate, focused on Educational Technology. Rachelle is an ISTE Certified Educator and recipient of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award and presidential awards for volunteer service. Rachelle has written seven books. ‘Her newest “Things I Wish […] Knew”  includes 50 educators from around the world. She is a columnist for Getting Smart and a blogger for Defined Learning and NEO LMS.


Among many different blogs, publications, and reviews, full synopsis available on www.rdene915.com


  • In Other Words: Quotes that Push Our Thinking, published in April 2019
  • The Future is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead, published in July 2019
  • Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU, published in December 2019
  • Chart A New Course: A Guide to Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s World (ISTE, March 2020)
  • True Story: Lessons That One Kid Taught Us ( December 2020)
  • Your World Language Classroom: Strategies for In-Person and Digital Instruction (September 2021)
  • Things I Wish […] Knew (December 2021)

Contributing Author:

  •     100 Things, December 2022
  •   Evolving with Gratitude,  summer 2022
  •   Educational REHAB: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Restore K-12 Public Education (May 2022)
  •   Education Write Now, December 2019
  •   Stories in EDU,  The importance of relationships, Spring 2018
  •   EduMatch Snapshot in Education 2018, The Power of a PLN; Snapshot in Education 2017,  Chapter 3, Project Based Learning; Snapshot in Education 2016, Chapter 6 on Blended Learning
  •       ISTE Gamify Literacy, Chapter 6 on Scavenger Hunts for Learning
  •         IGI Global, contributing author to “Enhancing Social Presence in Online Learning” , Chapter 5 “Social Presence in Online Learning” (March 2018)
  •         ISTE Teacher Education Network OER book, on blogging, tech integration and building PLN

Blogging:  Columnist for: Defined Learning, Edutopia, Getting Smart, NEO LMS


25+ Years

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • ISTE Certified Educator
  • Facilitate webinars, panel discussions, podcasts, and other content creation at state, national and international levels
  • Leverage social media and blogs to extend company reach and inform educators
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Blended Learning
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert
  • Nearpod Certified Educator and PioNear
  • Instructional Coach - Assessments, PBL, SEL, STEM

Recognition and Publications

  • Distinguished Alumni Awardee for the Norwin School District for 2022
  • Named One of the 150 Women Thought Leaders to Follow for 2022
  • Named One of 30 K-12 IT Influencers for 2021
  • Received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award 2019
  • Presidential Award-Volunteer Service to Education, ISTE, Gold 2018, 2019, 2020, Silver 2017, and Bronze 2016
  • Selected as one of “20 to Watch” Educators by the NSBA, April 2017
  • Selected as PAECT (PA ISTE Affiliate) Outstanding Teaching of the Year 2017
  • Selected as a Keystone Star for Technology, attended Keystone Star Summit at Kutztown University July 2014
  • Nominated as a Keystone Technology Innovator, March 2014

Academic Qualifications

  • Attorney
  • French and Spanish Teacher
  • STEAM Educator
  • Master’s in Instructional Technology