Steven Marise is the Instructional Technology, Testing, and Safety Coordinator for Chester County Schools in Chester County, Tennessee. This will be his second year serving in this particular role. In this capacity, he trains and advises how to utilize technology to further student learning, organizes testing for the school district, and cooperates with other leaders to ensure student and staff safety within the schools. He obtained both his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. He completed his Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Marise holds two additional Post Master's Certificates in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. For seven years, Steven enjoyed teaching in the classroom. He taught sixth-grade mathematics at Northeast Middle School in Jackson, Tennessee for one year before moving to Chester County Junior High where he taught eighth-grade science as well as seventh-grade mathematics and science. Throughout his time teaching, he utilized technology in the classroom to foster student learning and growth. As a result, he strongly believes technology can be used to push both students and teachers in the classroom. Steven is married to Emily Marise who teaches fourth grade at Chester County Middle School. Steven and Emily are expecting their first child in January of 2021. They have one sweet Lab named Lilly, two cats named Sam and Lucy, and five pet goats. They enjoy living in Chester County and hope to serve the community for years to come.