Rayna L. FreedmanPresident, 2018-2021 Elections Committee Co-Chair
Rayna Freedman is a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. Rayna has a B.S. in Education from the University of Vermont and a M.Ed in Educational Technology from Lesley University. She is working on her doctorate through Northeastern as she hopes to change the field of education some day. Rayna is President of MassCUE and has been presenting at the annual conference since 2010. She is a Google Level 2 certified educator, a BrainPOP certified educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Fablevision Ambassador and Wakelet Ambassador. Rayna has presented for ISTE, Ed Tech Teacher, Tech and Learning, Medfield Digital Learning Day, FETC, BPLC, and BLC.
Chris Gosselin is the Assistant Principal at the Alden School, an elementary school serving…Read more
Chris GosselinPRESIDENT-ELECT, ELECTED, 2020-2021, Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee Chair Outreach & Engagement Committee Co-Chair Elections Committee Co-Chair Influence and Advocacy Committee Member
Chris Gosselin is the Assistant Principal at the Alden School, an elementary school serving students in grades three through five in the Duxbury Public Schools. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT in 2009, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College in Boston, MA in 2011 and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Organizational Management from EDCO’s Educator Leadership Institute/Endicott College in 2020. Before becoming an administrator, Chris taught English Language Arts in the Westford and Wakefield Public Schools, and served as a K-12 Digital Learning Coach in the Wakefield and Andover Public Schools. His presenting and writing on digital learning and literacy has been published on Edutopia.org and ISTE.org on topics including authentic assessment, digital storytelling, effective coaching practices and empowering student voice in learning. Additionally, Chris serves on the planning team of EdCamp Boston (edcampboston.org), one of the highest attended EdCamps in New England where each year, over 200 educators gather to share, connect and learn together in an un-conference setting. Chris is an active music director and teacher in the Massachusetts educational theater community. He was the founding music director of the Summer School for the Performing Arts (sspawestford.org) in Westford and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (metg.org). You can reach Chris on Twitter at @cjgosselin.
Kim KeithSecretary 2019-2021, Fall Conference Committee Chair & Awards and Recognition Committee Chair
Kim is a Library/Media Specialist at the M. E. Small Elementary School in West Yarmouth. Kim received her undergraduate degree from Westfield State University and her Masters in Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She has been in her present position for 6 years and worked in the Barnstable Public Schools for 20 years. She is a member of MSLA and AASL.
Jacqueline Collins PresterTreasurer 2019-2021, Finance Committee Chair, Elections Committee Member
Jacqueline Collins Prester is a National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education, specializing in Business, Marketing, and Financial Services. She has called Mansfield High School home since 2006, where she is a business teacher and instructional technology specialist. Jacqueline is the President of the Massachusetts Business Educators Association and co-founder of Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts. She also serves on the Knowledge@Wharton Educator Advisory Board, as a DonorsChoose Ambassador, and on the National Business Education Association’s technology committee.
Jacqueline holds a BS BA in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Stonehill College, an MBA in Marketing from Marist College, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Framingham State University, and a Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching from Endicott College.
- 2015 Massachusetts Business Teacher of the Year
- 2015 Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education
- 2016 & 2017 Finalist Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year
- 2017 Semifinalist Massachusetts Teacher of the Year
Alan C. NovemberAdvisor to the Board, Past President
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology.
Audiences enjoy Alan’s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. His areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development. He has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, across Canada, and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America.
Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Tech and Learning magazine. His writing includes numerous articles and best-selling books. Alan’s most recent book “Who Owns the Learning?” is on the New York Times education best sellers list for 2013. Alan was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators.
Each summer Alan leads the Building Learning Communities summer conference with world-class presenters and educators from more than 25 countries.
Beverly N. ReberADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Beverly has served on the MassCUE Board of Directors since 1996. She was a first grade teacher at the Memorial and Pine Glen Elementary Schools in Burlington from 1964 to 1984. Following that, she was Technology Integration Specialist and Computer Teacher at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington. Since retiring in 2008, she has continued to support the mission of MassCUE. While on the Board, she most recently served as the Chair of Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Committee and the Elections Committee. She has also served as chair and member of several other standing and ad hoc committees.
Isa Kaftal ZimmermanAdvisor to the Board, Influence and Advocacy Committee Member
Isa Kaftal Zimmerman has been Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal and Assistant Principal, Junior High School teacher and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program as well Associate Professor at Lesley University and Senior Fellow in STEM at the UMass Donahue Institute, and the UMass President’s Office. She was a pioneer in bringing technology to schools for instruction and productivity in MA and started the MASS (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents) Technology Task Force. She has chaired/participated in several state and national committees. She was President of MASCD twice and is currently the Executive Director. Among other publications, she co-authored a book entitled “Designing and Teaching Online Courses” (Teachers College Press). She received her BA from Cornell University and her MAT and Ed. D. from Harvard University. She received a MassCUE Pathfinder Award in 1994.
Dr. Zimmerman founded IKZAdvisors, a consultancy focused on providing expertise on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) PK through 16 for educators, the business and policy communities, students and parents.
Erin FisherBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Communications Committee Co-Chair and Awards and Recognition Committee Member
After teaching in the classroom since 2005, Erin Fisher became Technology Integration Facilitator (PreK-12) for the East Bridgewater Public Schools, a 1:1 Google Reference District, in 2016. She has presented at the MassCUE conferences, Bridgewater State University, Medfield DLD, GooglePalooza and leads professional development in East Bridgewater focusing on integrating technology in the classroom. Erin teaches two graduate courses on Technology Integration as well through the Plymouth County Education Association. She is a Google Certified Trainer, certified Pear Deck Coach, Kami Hero, and Wakelet Ambassador. She is Co-Chair the Communications Committee and an Awards Committee member. Erin holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Rhode Island College, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Framingham State University.
Heidi MacGregorBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Influence and Advocacy Committee Co-Chair. Professional Development Committee member
Heidi MacGregor is the K-5 STEM Integration Specialist for Littleton Public Schools. Prior to this position, she taught 4th grade for 10 years at Russell Street Elementary School. Heidi is a MakerSpace and Global Education enthusiast and is always looking for new and exciting ways to amplify student voices. She serves on the MassCUE Professional Development Committee and is Co-Chair of the MakerSpace SIG. In addition, she is one of the co-founders of Middlesex Scratch Meetups. Heidi earned her M.Ed. from Lesley University and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Proficiency at Framingham State University.
Andrew MarcinekBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair, Finance Committee Member
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Prior to his role at Worcester Academy, Andrew served as the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on expanding and accelerating the adoption of open education policies within the Department, encouraged the expansion of such policies across the federal government and supported initiatives that dramatically increased the curation and sharing of open educational materials by educators throughout the country. As part of this campaign, Andrew organized a White House event that brought together EdTech companies, district and state leaders, and nonprofits. This event helped launch a national movement called #GoOpen that supported PreK-12 school districts in the expansion of implementing openly-licensed educational materials, the development of better discovery and curation tools from Amazon, Microsoft, and Edmodo, and guidance for strategic planning and sustainability.
Andrew previously served as the Director of Technology for Grafton Public Schools, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and taught English Literature at several public high schools in Philadelphia. Additionally, he served as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Burlington High School and helped lead one of the first large scale 1:1 iPad initiatives in the country. This work was recognized globally by Apple and awarded Burlington High School with the Apple Distinguished School award in 2012. Andrew designed and taught one of the first student-led technology help desks, which became a blueprint for districts across the country. The “Help Desk” course provided students with leadership opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, opportunities to connect with technology developers and be active participants in their learning. Andrew published his first book in 2014 with Corwin Press, The 1:1 Roadmap: Setting the course for innovation in education and his second book.
Andrew received his M.Ed from Eastern University and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Miami, FL. And, he is dedicated Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Bonnie NievesBOARD MEMBER, ELECTED, 2020-2022 Grants Committee Co-Chair
Bonnie Nieves is a high school Biology teacher with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. She is passionate about creating immersive and authentic experiences that fuel curiosity and creating student-centered, culturally responsive learning spaces that promote equity and inclusion. She is a Google Level 2 certified educator, teacher ambassador for Wakelet, Buncee, Seesaw, Listenwise, and is currently writing a book for EduMatch Publishing. She is a member of the Grants Committee and MassCUE Champions. Social Media: Twitter – biologygoddess Instagram – beawesomeonpurpose; wooliescience Voxer – bonnienieves
John O’NeillBOARD MEMBER, ELECTED, 2020-2020, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
John O’Neill is a high school Special Education teacher at the Quaboag Regional Middle-High School in Warren, MA. He has taught the high school Alternative Education classroom (13 years) and, most recently, grades 9-12 Inclusion. Additionally, John has been the Head Field Hockey/Boys Tennis Coach at Quaboag where his teams have won numerous state, sectional, and league championships in his combined 60-plus seasons coaching. John earned his B.S. in Health Studies and M.Ed in Moderate Special Needs, both from Worcester State University. His passion for educational technology began during his days in the Alternative classroom when he started to explore engaging methods to challenge students’ passions. Presently, John has organized a team of students, staff, and parents to create a Makerspace/Innovation Center in his school. John earned his MassCUE Level 1 Explorer Badge and is nearing completion of the Level 2 Apprentice Badge. John is a Wakelet and Quizlet Ambassador, MakeyMakey Certified Trainer, EdPuzzle Coach, Screencastify Master Screencaster, and Kahoot Certified Gold Level Badge. Presently, John serves on the MassCUE Professional Development Committee and is also is an avid Googlepalooza and EdCamp attendee.
Chris ParkerBOARD MEMBER, APPOINTED, 2020-2021, OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR
Chris is the Technology Coordinator for Gateway Regional School District in Huntington. He has been involved in the educational technology field for 22 years working previously at Easthampton (MA) Public Schools and Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield. He has hosted the Western Mass Googlepalooza as well as Lunch and Learn Conferences for technology leaders in the western part of the state. He transformed Gateway from and Apple based district to a K-12 1:1 Chromebook District in 4 years and has led his district Technology Committee to provide personalized technology training at all levels in the schools. He has also presented at both the MassCUE Fall conference and Googlepalooza. Chris currently serves as a member of the EOC committee for MassCUE as well as several other advisory boards involved in EdTech development. He can be reached on Twitter at @ChrisparkerTCO.
Jared PerrineBOARD MEMBER, ELECTED, 2020-2022, Co-Chair Communications Committee
Jared Perrine is the Director of Innovation, Technology, and Digital Learning at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. He is the Coordinator of the school’s Adventure Club and Innovation Lab and co-founder of RunBoston Running Tours. He is a proud board member/committee member of MassCUE and a board member of METAA (state chapter of CoSN). He also has his Massachusetts CTO certification (based on CETL), is a member of the Digital Learning Advisory Council (DLAC), and is a 2015 MassCUE Pathfinder. Formerly a teacher, Jared has his M.Ed. from Lesley University in Instructional Technology.
Sheila SlawiakBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, SIG Coordinator, Awards & Recognition Committee Member
Sheila Slawiak is currently the Program Director for Educational Technologies for Pope Francis Preparatory School. She will be designing and deploying the computer science, technology, and visual communication curriculum for grades 9-12. Prior to her accepting this teaching position, Sheila served 2 years as a Digital Literacy & Computer Science (DL & CS) teacher for grades 6-8 at Wilbraham Middle School. During her time she brought new educational technologies to her students and gave them unique experiences outside of the classroom namely to present their technology projects at the 2019 MA Statehouse event called the Education Evolution sponsored by MassCUE. Her students were accepted at the March 2020 Nerd Summit. Due to the COVID virus pandemic, school was transitioned to remote learning and there were too many competing priorities so her students did not participate in the virtual summit. She served as the co- facilitator for an after school club called Kids Who Code Club sponsored by Girls Who Code and they have built a healthy eating choice game as a working prototype using Thunkable mobile app developer.
She taught DL & CS at Springfield Public School for 10 years and she has been involved with many aspects of school-based blended learning initiatives including planning and deploying a 1:1 laptop school-based initiative, proposing and deploying a school-wide streaming video system, setting up a makerspace environment for high-risk students, and conducting a wide variety of teacher workshops. Her teaching practice offers her students a broad range of educational technologies so they can choose how to present their knowledge in a variety of ways. These technologies include MS Office 365 applications, Google G Suite applications, animation, video, Scratch programming, Ozobot robots, and Micro:Bit microcontroller boards.
Sheila is a recipient of MassCUE’s 2018 Pathfinder award. For the 2019-2020 school year she qualified to be a semifinalist for MA Teacher of the Year (TOY) as well as qualifying to receive a Teacher Excellence Award from CSTA. However both programs are placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
She is a MassCUE presenter for the past 6 years as well as a presenter for a variety of western Massachusetts conferences. She is an active member for the Computer Science Teachers Association of Western, Mass.
Sheila holds an MS. Communication from RPI and an M.Ed. from Westfield State University. Prior to teaching, she worked in the private business sector and her last position was a management consultant for supply chain initiatives where she worked globally for Fortune 100 companies.
Tracy SockaloskyBOARD MEMBER, ELECTED, 2018-2020, Influence and Advocacy Committee Co-Chair
Tracy Sockalosky is an 8th grade Social Studies teacher at the JF Kennedy Middle School in Natick, MA. In her 19th year in education, Tracy has served as a classroom teacher and as an instructional technology specialist. Tracy’s educational goal is to cultivate her students into global citizens and her particular area of passion is Holocaust and genocide studies. She is a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and USC Shoah Foundation Teacher Innovator.
Tracy is a member of the MassCue Board of Directors and has been presenting at the annual conference since 2012. She has also presented for EdTech Teacher, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Learn Launch and several school districts in the region. She has been a member of the EdCamp Boston organizing team since 2011 and is a huge proponent of unconferences and social media as a means of professional development for teachers. Tracy earned her M. Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in History and History of Art from University of Michigan.
Colleen TerrillBOARD MEMBER, ELECTED, 2020-20 Influence and Advocacy Committee Co-Chair. Communications Committee, and Outreach and Engagement Committee Member
Colleen Terrill is currently the Director of Technology and Digital Learning for Seekonk Public Schools. Prior to her current position she worked for Mashpee Public Schools for 20 years. She provides ongoing professional development for teachers in her district where she focuses on the importance of balance between technology and curriculum. Colleen is a regular presenter at regional and national conferences such as MassCUE, ACTEM, Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, CoSN, ISTE and many others. She was a Keynote Panel Presenter for the New England 1:1 Summit. She is also an Associate Professor through the Extended Campus Program at Fitchburg State University where she teaches Explicit Instruction as well as Technology Integration in the Classroom. She also holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership.
Kimberly ZajacBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Fall Conference Committee Chair
Kim Zajac, MA CCC-SLP/A is a certified speech/language pathologist and Audiologist at Norton Middle School and Norton High School. She holds specialized certification in the area of Neuro-developmental Treatment with Pediatrics. She is Co-Leader of the MassCUE SLP/Special Education SIG and is a Co-Founder of @EdCampSoutheasternMA. She has presented at ISTE, MassCUE Fall Conference 2016, MassCUE/MASCD Spring Leadership Conference, New England League of Middle Schools Annual Conference 2017 as well a number of Norton Public School District Professional Development events. With over 20 years experience working with individuals across a variety of settings, Kim specializes in creating programs and learning strategies to support families and students with a wide range of disabilities including the areas of communication, movement, cognition, verbal and non-verbal learning, executive function, social competence, and social-emotional regulation. She is passionate about establishing equitable access and opportunity for ALL students and supports innovative integration of educational technology as a tool in learning as well as in specialized service delivery.