AAIM 2015Keynote Speakers


Tiffany Whitehead.pngOur Sunday keynote will be provided by Tiffany Whitehead. Tiffany is also known as the Mighty Little Librarian, is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is the school librarian at Central Middle in Rouge, Louisiana. Tiff earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University and her graduate degree in Educational Technology Leadership from

Northwestern State University. She has served as the President for ISTE’s Librarians Network and was recognized as one of ISTE’s 2014 Emerging Leaders. Tiffany is National Board Certified in Library Media and was named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers


unnamed.pngMonday our keynote will be Erin Klein of http://www.kleinspiration.com/ . Erin Klein is a teacher, author, and parent who has earned her Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and currently teaches second grade. She has previously taught first, sixth, and seventh grade. Erin is also the technology chairperson for the Michigan Reading Association, a national A Plus Workshop Presenter, SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, Really Good Stuff Monthly Blogger, Edutopia Guest Blogger, Edudemic Guest Blogger and Magazine Contributor, National WritingProject member, and award-winning EduTech Blogger. Klein has most recently appeared in the Scholastic Instructor Magazine and co-authored Amazing Grades with experts from 13 countries around the world.


Jordan Sonnerblick.pngTuesday, AAIM will host author Jordan Sonnenblick. Jordan Sonnenblick always wanted to be a writer, so one day in 2003 he started the book that became Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie. It was published in 2005 to great acclaim, and was named to several Best of 2005 lists. It was also chosen to be part the “Go the Distance” literacy initiative, which is a collaboration between Muhammad Ali and Scholastic. Its sequel, After Ever After, was published in 2010 to many accolades. In addition to also writing the critically acclaimed teen novels Notes from the Midnight Driver and Zen and the Art of Faking It, Jordan has written three titles for younger children: Dodger and Me, Dodger for President, and Dodger for Sale. His two newest novels are Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip and Are You Experienced? Jordan lives in Bethlehem, PA with the most supportive wife and lovable children he could ever imagine. For more information, visit his website at www.jordansonnenblick.com