Francis Jim B. Tuscano is the Grade School EdTech Coordinator and Department Chairperson of Xavier School, Philippines. He is the founder of empowerED, an education advocacy platform that aims to celebrate and elevate the teaching profession. In 2017, he was a Global Teacher Prize Finalist by the Varkey Foundation in London, UK. His classroom innovations that focus on the use of technology, makerspace, and STEAM have been recognized by various international institutions, such as HundrED. He was also included in the 30 under 30 global list of literacy leaders and change-makers of the International Literacy Association in 2019. He is an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Apple Distinguished Educator, and sits as a member of the National Basic Education Commission of the Catholic Educational Association. He co-founded the EdTech startup, Tagpros Education, an online learning platform for K-12 learners. He hosts the empowerED Podcast Channel on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.