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UCET welcomes keynote speakers, Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Jay Mcfarland (@JayMcfarland).
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Merinda Davis

BYU, Lakeridge Jr. High School, Alpine School District
Clinical Faculty Associate, Teacher
Merinda Davis teaches social studies at Lakeridge Jr. High School in Orem, Utah. She teaches geography through the lens of sustainability and was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow. Recently, Merinda was given the privilege as one of twenty-four international educators invited to attend the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. The experience has improved her instruction so that students better understand how their actions, no matter how small, add up to something big.

As an active educator; Department Chair and District Leadership Committee, Merinda is dedicated to education innovation. After experiencing the world first hand through international teacher fellowships, partnerships with Adobe Youth Voices, Going Global Projects and funding from the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation, Merinda brings the world into her classroom. She has established global connections for her students in Japan, South Korea, Pakistan and Finland. In collaborating with their international peers, students learn that their actions can have a global impact.

She engages students in their community through projects and real world problem solving. As a National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow, her goal is to empower students to become global citizens, environmental stewards and to have a positive impact on the world.