As an Educational Leader, I am focused on making education more collaborative and less competitive. I advocate for modeling the risks we expect of our students and shared about this in my TedX Talk “My Year of Yes to Me” published on In my 18 plus years in education, I have taught grades 9-12 English, Yearbook, AVID and chaired the LEAD Design Thinking Pathway at Los Gatos High School for 10 years. I am currently an EdTech Teacher on Special Assignment for a K-12 District in Northern California.

My continuous love of learning led me to become a Google Innovator, Trainer, and Coach. I am a co-founder of GlobalGEG, the creator of CanWeTalkEDU, and the author of numerous articles published on Edutopia and my own blog. I speak at educational conferences around the world and was named CUE’s Teacher of the Year for 2021. I am a proud contributor to Because of A Teacher that published in August 2021.

You can connect with me on Twitter and Instagram @StephRothEDU, or through my website