In early 2015, a group of individuals met through various twitter chats. Beginning with a battle of hashtags, these kindred educators began conversing and connecting. They chatted frequently on Twitter and began a Voxer group. In the beginning of summer, they decided to embark on a long road trip. The passengers in the bus are:
Mari Venturino - Mari is a Seventh grade Science/AVID teacher at Mar Vista Academy in Imperial Beach, California. In the future, Mari would like to continue in her current role and perhaps be a mentor to other teachers. Mari spends her free time reading on the beach, eating ice cream, and playing with her puppy. You can connect with Mari on Twitter through her handle @msventurino or her hashtag #mariisaformerrockstar. Read her blog at www.marielleventurino.com.
Justin Birckbichler - Finally, Justin is a fourth grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal Virginia. If Justin had a day off from teaching, you could find him reading or playing around with technology or his cat. Technology is one of Justin's passions and he strives to be a technology coach in the future. You can read Justin's blog at blog.justinbirckbichler.com or connect with him on Twitter with @Mr_B_Teacher. He can also be found tagged in Twitter posts with #justinsfault or #thekid.