Dr. Kari Stubbs

Vice President, Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP

United States of America

Dr. Kari Stubbs is an internationally recognized educator who began her career as a public school teacher in Kansas and Texas. She went on to lead the Kansas Title IID program, and served as an adjunct professor while earning her Ph.D. in Curriculum with an emphasis on Technology. Currently, she serves as Vice President of Learning and Innovation at BrainPOP. Areas of interest include mobile, online, and game-based learning, as well as the "secret sauce" that blends teacher support and professional development.

Kari Stubbs has presented extensively on the subject of technology and education, keynoting and speaking at conferences across the United States and around the globe from Shanghai and Dubai to Australia, Prague, Beijing, and beyond. This past year, she shared her expertise at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris as part of Mobile Learning Week.

Kari Stubbs was elected to the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) board in 2011, where she continues her service. She has played a key role in the organization as Chair of the Linkage Committee and a member of the Governance Leadership Committee. In 2012, she amplified her board leadership presence by participating in the ISTE Australia Study tour. Her work with the board earned her a Presidential Community Service Award, and she also received an ISTE "Making It Happen" Award. Kari was also recognized by the NSBA’s "20 to Watch" in 2006.  Additionally, she sits on the Horizon K12 Report board. Anthony Salcito, Microsoft's Vice President of Education, named her a Global Hero in Education.