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ArcGIS Online StoryMap Competition, Illinois Leadership Team

Competition Co-Leads, Dean Butzow and Rey de Castro

Dean Butzow
Geography Professor
Lincoln Land Community College

Rey de Castro
GIS Instructor
Lincoln Land Community College

Competition Support, Judy Bock and Jenni Dahl

Judith Bock

Judith Bock is a geospatial educator and consultant. Her degrees from Northeastern Illinois University are a BA in Elementary Education and a MS in Geography and Environmental Studies. She received a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems in 2007 (Elmhurst College) and participated in Esri’s T3G Summer Institute in 2010 and 2014. After retiring as a middle school educator, she taught for 5 years as an adjunct in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Elmhurst College, focusing on introductory courses, online teaching, and uses of remote sensing in GIS applications.Ms. Bock also actively participates in national and local geography organizations and promotes geospatial technology education.

Jenni Dahl

Jenni Dahl attended Esri’s T3G in 2012; is an Esri Geo Mentor; and is a GIS K-12 education presenter. In 2014 she developed the website, Think Geospatial, Tools and Resources for Geospatial Education (https://thinkgeospatial.education) for classroom teachers, informal educators and after-school programs.