The Ignite Show is working to raise respect and awareness of educators and education through the voices of teachers, parents and students. All that we do focuses on inspiring student centered classrooms.
We are developing shows that are sponsored by education leaders and advocates, corporations and foundations who agree with our vision to create a dynamic, fun, relevant, and entertaining talk show to uplift the teaching profession as we all talk more openly about issues relevant to parents, teachers, and students.
Host Anne Ostholthoff creates content that is largely influenced by teacher and student input –– with the ultimate goal to raise the enthusiasm of students to want to learn, graduate and be great!
Anne is a known leader and advocate in the field of education in Georgia who is the driving creative force behind Teachers Ignite, LLC and the host of The Ignite Show.
Brian Pirkle is the lead producer of The Ignite Show, directing a team of professionals in concert with the Georgia Public Broadcasting team in Atlanta, GA. He manages all aspects of creative development and manages all aspects of creative development and manages all aspects os founder and CEO of Velocity Productions. Velocity is a full-service production and event management company that focuses on innovative content and content delivery systems. He has served a variety of clients that include: Delta, Chick-fil-a, American Bible Society, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, North Point Community, and Orchestrate Experience.
Jeff provides full communications leadership to The Ignite Show. With more than 20 years in the business, Jeff's expertise as a media professional includes extensive experience in traditional and digital media. Jeff is currently Director of Media Services The McCulloch+Company and brings the full weight of his talented and seasoned team with him. Jeff has extensive experience guiding successful media campaigns and implementing plans that deliver results for his clients in multiple media types including: digital, television, radio, cable, out-of-home, transit, newspaper, magazine. For the Ignite Show, he also provides oversight to a team that includes social media and PR experts, as appropriate as we continue to develop the show!
Chris is an experienced, award winning creative media professional experienced in the broadcast, film, music, entertainment, and advertising industries. He currently works as Executive Producer, Creative Writer, and Director for clients such as HBO, ESPN, Spike, The Syfy Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, The Learning Channel, and Animal Planet among others.
Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and strategic communications consultant.
Vicki Davis is author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time (Pearson). In addition to being a full time teacher and IT director at her school, Vicki is the co- founder of the internationally recognized Flat Classroom(r) projects that connect thousands of students each semester.