NASEF Scholastic Mentor
Nick Rider is the Founder and President of the educational non-profit, Esports Ohio, which specializes in the organization, oversight and competition structure of scholastic esports at the high school level. He is also Director of Technology for the Carey Exempted Village School District, ad-junct professor and designer of the esports management and coaching program at Rhodes State College, the Carey High School Esports Coach, and a high school educator. Throughout his 15 years of education experience he has spearheaded several STEM initiatives, served on several educational advisory committees, most notably the Ohio Department of Education Digital Task Force, and has been selected to present innovative strategies at countless educational technology conferences.
What are your strengths and unique aspirations as a NASEF Scholastic Mentor?
I think I bring a well-versed approach to scholastic esports from the teacher's side of things, district administration side and from the NASEF state affiliate organization side of things. I want to work to provide more strength to the voice of passionate educators and adults looking to legitimize esports opportunities for students at their schools and community organization.
What do you hope to accomplish for your professional development by becoming a Scholastic Mentor?
I hope to further develop and hone my coaching skills and mentoring ability through supporting the fellows that I am working with. I hope to work to develop resources that can be used on a wider scale for all scholastic esports teachers and students across the world.
What is your favorite game?
Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Last of Us