Kristin Kipp is the Chair of Education Media Design + Technology. Before coming to RMCAD, she worked in Jeffco Public Schools for 17 years as a teacher, instructional coach, and online educator at the secondary level. She was named the 2011 National Online Teacher of the Year by iNACOL (International Association of K-12 Online Learning) and the 2010 Colorado Secondary Online Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Department of Education. She’s also the author of Teaching on the Education Frontier: Instructional Strategies for Online and Blended Classrooms. Her research interests include building community in online classrooms, learner engagement in online content, pedagogy in learning management systems, best practices in course design, and teacher motivations for integrating technology.