Mary Beth Hertz
Several years ago, I started following this amazing blog, Philly Teacher. The teacher who wrote the blog shared great resources for teaching in the 21st century, even in a building that was quite literally falling apart. Her posts were so incredibly honest, and I remember thinking how much I wanted to meet this teacher!
In 2010, I met Mary Beth at a pre-ISTE retreat in Estes Park, Colorado. At first, I didn’t even realize she was THE “Philly Teacher!” Mary Beth is super smart, genuine, and always inspiring. One of my very favorite things about Mary Beth is that she always shares so much of her students’ work. She is not only a very connected educator, she is a very involved educator, and I respect her so much for that!
She knows all the best places in Philadelphia, she has a crazy cool cat (and I’m not a fan of cats), and she even has a Foursquare check-in dedicated to her “sunburn” in Estes Park.