Powerful Learning Practice has expanded its staff and brought some fascinating new minds (and fresh ideas) to our team. We’d like to introduce our team to you, one by one, and so we’ve come up with seven questions for each of them so you can have a little peek into what they’re thinking and who they are.

Meet Grace Beach, Powerful Learning Practice Program Administrator

Grace Beach

Grace Beach, PLP Program Admin

I am Grace Beach and I am 23 years old. I was born in Valdosta, GA and resided there until I was nine, but have spent the majority of my life here in Virginia Beach, VA. My passions are theater arts, reading, baking, crafting, and zombielore.

What do you do here at Powerful Learning Practice?

I am PLP’s program admin. I work behind the scenes handling scheduling, returning and receiving phone calls, mic checks in Elluminate Sessions, and many other miscellaneous administrative duties.

What else are you up to professionally?

I am currently in the concept stages of starting a theater and artists collaborative with a fellow actor I know from college. We are calling it The Monster Box and couldn’t be more excited about it.

Desert island situation – you get to take five books. What are they?

The Bible by God, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (It counts as one because I say so), SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea by John Wiseman, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce (It is reputed as the hardest book to read in the English language and on an island I might have the patience to get through it) and Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.

What is your favorite example of how online communities are powerful and transformative?

The Invisible Children activist movement. Invisible Children started as a documentary on child soldiers in Uganda and through the power of online community and social media activists have organized and put up over 5 international and nationwide events to spread awareness, started a fund raising campaign and lobby for peace.

Where can people find you online?

Facebook: Grace Beach or on Pinterest

Any final words?

“Now comes good sailing. Moose. Indian.”

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.
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