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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
Director of Online GIS Certificate Program
Elmhurst College

Bock 10-6-14 (3)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 is currently program director of Elmhurst College Online GIS Certificate Program. Ms. Bock also actively participates in national and local geography organizations and promotes geospatial technology education.

Jenni Dahl
Think Geospatial Educator
Tools & Resources for Geospatial Education

Jenni DahlJenni Dahl has been active in GIS education for over 15 years. She was the Technology Facilitator at Springfield High School (Springfield, Illinois) from 1998 until 2008. During that time she helped develop and facilitate a GIS course, using the curriculum, Mapping Our World. From 2008 until 2014 Ms. Dahl was the Technology Coordinator for the Sangamon County Regional Office of Education. One of her job responsibilities was to provide instructional technology professional development, including GIS workshops, to teachers.

Ms. 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.