Dean Phillips, co-founder of BeyondtheChalk, is a licensed educator in the state of Montana, has had teaching and leadership experiences in all levels of education. He completed his undergraduate degrees in History and broad field Social Studies at Washington State University where he also obtained his teaching credentials. Soon after graduating, Dean went back to school where he received his Elementary Education degree. In the not so distant past, Dean also completed his Masters Degree in Education, with an emphasis in emerging technologies and technology integration from Walden University. Dean also has had the opportunity to share his skills and knowledge with pre-service teachers at Montana State University. Although he commutes only one day a week, he enjoys sharing ideas and learning from students enrolled in Foundations for Educational Technology. Dean also teaches various classes through Montana State's Extended University, offering the opportunity for teachers who are in the classroom to continue to earn credits and engage in relevant and exciting discussions about class topics and exciting changes occurring in education.