Founder and CEO, Kleinspiration, Teacher of the Year & Scholastic Top Teacher and Microsoft Innovation Expert
Erin Klein Bio
Erin Klein is easily recognized as one of today's most influential and accomplished educators around the globe. Huffington Post identified Klein as "one of the most influential voices in educational technology," and Scholastic Instructor Magazine dubbed Klein as a "Social Media Sage." She is a nationally acclaimed award-winning educator, keynote speaker, best selling author, and international social media influencer. Klein has consulted, advised, and collaborated with some of the world's leading brands including, Microsoft, Sony, Samsung, Georgia-Pacific, Staples, Blackboard, Oracle, and Amazon. Klein partnered with Katy Perry to launch her Back-to-School campaign with Staples and Donors Choose to offer a $50,000 education scholarship. In 2017, the New York Times flew out to personally spend the day in Klein's classroom and interview her as a leading educator in educational technology.
Her best-selling publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact classroom design has on today's learner.
Klein is certified in Brain Gym, Educational Kinesiology, and has studied under consultants from The Center for Effective Learning to understand how design affects cognition and learning. Klein serves as a classroom design consultant and creative partner for the publishing company, Carson-Dellosa. Some of her articles and interviews on design for education and technology tools for the classroom can be found on Huffington, Smartblogs for Education, MindShift, Scholastic, Edudemic, Edutopia, EdSurge, and EdReach.
Klein served for three years as the state's technology chairperson for the Michigan Reading Association and is the 2014 recipient of the MACUL Pre-K - 12 Teacher of the Year for Michigan. In 2013, Klein was also awarded her district's Teacher of the Year award. She currently serves on the advisory board for Remind101 in San Francisco and is an organizer for the EdCamp Detroit Annual Educational unConference. Among Klein's accomplishments, she was also recognized as a SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2012 Social Media Influencer, a National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future, ASCD Emerging Leader, and a member of The National Writing Project. Klein was accepted into The Teacher's College at Columbia University to advance her studies in reading and writing.
Klein has also hosted webinars for The United States Department of Education to share her perspective on Future Ready Schools. Most recently she was one of nine professionals selected to be a featured speaker on Future Ready Schools at the national Digital Learning Day in Washington D.C. Klein has been twice invited to Washington D.C. to represent the BAM 100 Influential Voice in Education.
In 2014, Klein was selected to serve on the state of Michigan's Voice Fellowship, through America Achieves. Through this initiative, she was invited to be a part of the national Teach to Lead summits through The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the United States Department of Education where she continues to work on shaping teacher leadership across the country.
She has her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, currently teaches full-time, and lives in Michigan with her family.