School of Thought Podcast

Episode 42 - Olivia Bertels

June 30, 2019

Olivia Bertels is an educator and education influencer from the heartland of Kansas. She speaks with passion about education as a conference presenter and an influencer with thousands of followers on different social media platforms. She was instrumental in getting #armmewith to go viral in the wake of several school shootings and suggestions that schools start arming teachers. Her involvement with this hashtag resulted in features on news outlets like CNN and Buzzfeed.



  • Instagram: @missbertels_
  • Buzzfeed Article on #armmewith:
  • CNN Article on #armmewith:


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