Savvy’s passion for edtech is homegrown. As a native Mainer, it was in middle school, where Savvy serendipitously was a part of the inaugural 1-2-1 education program. She’s been aspiring to merge education and technology ever since. In her graduate studies she worked to integrate EdTech apps into rural Maine science curricula. She traveled to “the big city” for a job as an outreach educator at the Museum of Science, Boston in 2013. As a science educator in the state of Massachusetts for the past nine years Savvy was an advocate for technology integration in the classroom, attending several MassCUE conferences and PDs. However, as she transitioned to a district serving low-income black and brown students, she observed the inequitable access to technology. For the past five years, she has been writing grants, learning, and advocating for equity in a variety of educational arenas, as a high school physics teacher at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. These experiences taught her that equity is essential to success in education.
As Executive Director of MassCUE Savvy is excited to bring her values, skills, and passions in collaboration with our members and partners on the journey towards “MassCUE for ALL!” An initiative to ensure all our students, educators, and schools have access to MassCUE’s incredible programming.
Savvy currently lives in Roxbury with her husband Alex and their two dogs Pythagoruff (Pi), and Schrodingrrr (Rho).
Julia, as MassCUE’s Website Coordinator, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the website ensuring that information is current for the MassCUE Community.
Julia has a B.S. in Computer Science from DeSales University, a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Bridgewater State, a Business Management Certificate from DeSales University, and a Web Design Certificate from Cape Cod Community College.
Julia is retired from her position as Technology Coordinator for Plymouth Public Schools. Prior to education, Julia worked as a Programmer, Systems Programmer, and Systems Trainer for companies such as AT&T, Bell Laboratories, Day-Timers, and John Hancock. She started in education in 2001 and found her passion – education and technology.
Julia is a past Board Member and has served on various MassCUE Committees.
Abigail leads the MassCUE Corporate Partners team. She strives to attract, retain, and collaborate with current partners to build opportunities for corporate partners to engage with new school districts….
Abigail leads the MassCUE Corporate Partners team. She strives to attract, retain, and collaborate with current partners to build opportunities for corporate partners to engage with new school districts. Abigail provides expertise in these areas to help MassCUE develop leadership capabilities, scale business opportunities, and accelerate overall performance. Abigail is instrumental in leading MassCUE overall and Corporate Partners unit objectives in organizational and talent strategy, diversity efforts, program development, and financial operations to expand our nationwide impact on student achievement and teacher professional development.
Abigail earned her bachelor’s degree in public health from University of Massachusetts, Lowell, her master of public health from Simmons University, a second master’s degree in teaching (MAT) in English education for equity & justice from Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, and a continued education on receiving her doctoral degree in leadership organizations from the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences in 2025.
Prior to joining MassCUE, Abigail managed the instructional designer’s portfolio where she provided standards expertise to build rigorous content that engages students and teachers and aligns with state standards and local contexts at Kids in Tech. She started in education in 2022 and found her passion – education and technology.
When she’s not on Zoom, Abigail can be found traveling the world with her girlfriends.
Kyra (k-eye-rah) is the Director of Operations for MassCUE. Her central responsibilities are to build strategic goals, improve profitability, build a sustainable infrastructure and aid in the organization’s growth….
Kyra (k-eye-rah) is the Director of Operations for MassCUE. Her central responsibilities are to build strategic goals, improve profitability, build a sustainable infrastructure and aid in the organization’s growth. This includes exploring and expanding staff benefits, choosing a sustainable strategy for managing membership growth and retention, registration and email marketing, and maximizing efficiency of staff responsibilities and workflow as the organization grows.
These priorities are aligned with her strengths, as Kyra comes to us with 15 years of operations experience in both the beauty industry and CTVE cosmetology education. She has a consistent track record of not only growing organizations, but also building them from the ground up. Previous roles consisted of Area Manager and Lead Advanced Educator.
An incredibly involved mother to two teenagers, she is no stranger to the K-12 education system in Massachusetts, and is even a graduate of the Boston Public Schools herself! She’s obtained an Associates degree in Business Administration from Salem State College and a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from Fisher College.
Kyra is the ultimate networker, particularly within her hometown area of Greater Boston. She currently resides in the South Shore area of Massachusetts.
Veronica, as MassCUE’s Communications and Marketing Assistant, supports our social media and marketing plan. With experience in marketing communications and the non-profit world, she helps tell the stories of…
Veronica, as MassCUE’s Communications and Marketing Assistant, supports our social media and marketing plan. With experience in marketing communications and the non-profit world, she helps tell the stories of all the great things happening at MassCUE.
Tim handles all our accounting needs including all accounts receivables and payables as well as support yearly budget development.
Tim works with MassCUE staff to provide the Executive Director and Finance Committee with timely financial reports on a weekly and monthly basis as well as provides any special reports requested by the Executive Director or the Finance Committee.
Jen Thomas is the Professional Learning and Program Coordinator for MassCUE. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Bates College in 2000, a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from Tufts University in 2002, and a Master of Science degree in Library Science from Simmons College in 2005. A passionate technology educator, she began her career as a library media specialist and later shifted into the role of instructional technology specialist. After almost two decades working in schools, she decided it was time to give back to an organization that supported her career and is now thrilled to be part of the MassCUE team. Jen is dedicated to empowering teachers and students and has a strong interest in planning and delivering professional development in all aspects of educational technology. Jen is a Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Coach, and Google Certified Trainer. She resides in Rhode Island with her husband, Charlie, and their three children, Cooper, Noah, and Caroline.