Rayna L. FreedmanPresident, 2018-2021
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. 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.
Eileen BelastockPresident Elect 2019-2021, Fall Conference Committee Chair, Finance Committee Member
Eileen Belastock is currently the Director for Academic Technology at Mount Greylock Regional School Disrict in Williamstown MA. As a former high school math teacher and principal, she has been involved in numerous technology initiatives such as 1:1 iPads for grade 8-12 students as well as online and blended learning environments for high schools. Eileen is both a Google Level 2 Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. She has presented both in and out of the district on a variety of technology integration initiatives that highlight the importance of professional development and support for both teachers and students. Eileen holds a BA in Accounting from Suffolk University and a Masters in Ed Leadership from Bridgewater State University. She has been a board member of the Math and Computer Science organization at BSC which provides math and computer science professional development to K-12 educators. More recently she is a member of the MassCue Conference Committee as well as the ISTE Mobile Learning Network Committee.
Karen McGrathSecretary 2017-2019, Special Interest Groups Committee Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee Member
Karen has served on the MassCUE Board of Directors since 2015. Currently she serves as the Chair of Special Interest Groups Committee and also as a member of the Awards and Recognition and Executive Committees. She also co-leads the Special Interest Group for Southeast, Cape & Islands Technology Administrators.
- Sandwich High School Employee of the year 2013-2014
- Town of Sandwich Employee of the year 2015
- Recognition for 7 years of service as a Beacon Hospice Volunteer
Kim KeithSecretary Elect 2019-2021, Awards & Recognition Chair, Election Committee Chair, Fall Conference Committee Member
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 4 years and worked in the Barnstable Public Schools for 20 years. She is a member of MSLA and AASL. She is on the Development and Outreach Committee for MassCUE.
Jacqueline PresterTreasurer 2019-2021, Finance Committee Chair, Elections Committee Member
Jacqueline Prester is career-changing business teacher and instructional technology specialist at Mansfield High School. She’s been nationally recognized for her contributions to education in the areas of technology, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and STEM integration. She serves as the President of the Massachusetts Business Educators Association, a Discovery Education Program Champion, a NextGen Personal Finance Fellow, and co-founded Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts. She is a Google Certified Educator (level 2) and is currently working on her National Board Certification in Career and Technical Education, specializing in Business, Marketing, and Financial Services.
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.
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.
Cathy CollinsBoard member, appointed, 2017-2019, Professional Development Committee Chair. Fall Conference Committee Member
Ms. Collins has worked as a Media Specialist/Librarian for 15 years. She is currently a library media specialist at Sharon High School, where she has worked for the past six years. She holds Masters Degrees in Education and Library Science, with additional credentials in educational leadership. She is currently completing doctoral studies at Northeastern University. Ms. Collins has published her writing in various journals including “Library Media Connection,” “NEA Today,” education-related blogs and websites including AASL’s “Knowledge Quest.” She is a 2012 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute Fellow and served as a project consultant for the E-Book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses: Journalism in the Digital Age.” She received a “Teachers for Global Classrooms” fellowship from the U.S. State Dept. in 2014 and is the recipient of AASL’s Intellectual Freedom Award (2014). She is also a Massachusetts Library System Executive Board Member and has served on the MassCUE Board as PD Chair since 2013. Most recently, she joined the ISTE STEM PLN Leadership Team as PD Chair. She was named an MSLA “Super Librarian” in 2015, and earned National Board Certification as a Library/Media Teacher in 2009. She received the HNA “Teacher of the Year” award in 2015 for excellence in teaching about China, and served on the DESE Science Ambassador Team through 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys nature walks, reading, world travel and yoga. She also enjoys co-leading a Makerspace SIG through MassCUE. She is passionate about the use of technology as a tool to connect students to the world and each other.
Erin FisherBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Communications 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 serves on the communications committee and awards committee. 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.
Chris GosselinBOARD MEMBER, ELECTED, 2018-2020, Development and Outreach Committee chair. Influence and Advocacy Committee Member
Chris Gosselin is the Digital Learning Coach in the Andover Public Schools at the Sanborn School: a dynamic and innovative 1:1 elementary school that serves students in grades K-5. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT in 2009 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College in Boston, MA in 2011.
Before shifting into the field of Digital Learning, Chris taught high school English Language Arts in the Westford and Wakefield public schools. His presenting and writing on digital learning and literacy has been published on many websites and blogs, most notably Edutopia.org and ISTE.org on topics including authentic assessment, digital storytelling, effective coaching practices and empowering student voice in learning.
Chris co-coordinates EdSurge’s Boston Technology Leadership Circle, which is a group of technology-minded educators in Massachusetts working to connect and network leaders in education who are willing to share resources in digital learning. Recently, Chris was featured in a short film on collaborating with digital tools in the elementary writing classroom produced by Cabin 5 Media for Cengage Learning, one of the nation’s leading education textbook publishers.
Chris is an active performer and director in the Massachusetts educational theater community. Currently, he serves as the Music Director for the award-winning Westford Academy Theater Arts. Since 2006, Chris has served as the founding Music Director at the Summer School for the Performing Arts (http://www.sspawestford.org) in Westford, MA. Enrolling over 250 students ages 8-18, and with a staff of 60, SSPA produces over 10 productions in six weeks. Additionally, since 2010, Chris has served on Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s Executive Council.
You can reach Chris on Twitter at @cjgosselin or through his website at mrgosselin.org.
Craig A. JuelisBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Communications Committee Chair, Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Committee member
Craig Juelis currently serves as the Principal of Medway Middle School, after serving as Principal of North Attleborough Middle School and Assistant Principal from 2009 to 2014. Craig served as Principal of North Attleborough Middle School from 2014 to 2017, and as the Principal of North Attleborough High School. Craig has also served as an Assistant Principal of the Hartnett Middle School in Blackstone from 2007 to 2009. Prior to administration, Craig taught Middle School Social Studies for nine years in Mansfield and New Jersey.
Craig has been a MassCUE member for three years, is a member of ISTE, MSSAA, ASCD, and NASSP. He is certified as a Microsoft Innovative Educator and a certified Microsoft Trainer.
Craig received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of the Arts in Teaching Social Studies from Union College, and his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State College.
Heidi MacGregorBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, 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
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.
Jared PerrineElected, 2018-2020, Communications Committee Chair
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) and is a 2015 MassCUE Pathfinder. Formerly a teacher, Jared has his M.Ed. from Lesley University in Instructional Technology.
Beverly N. ReberBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee Chair, Development & Outreach Committee Member, Elections Committee Chair
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. Currently she serves as the Chair of Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Committee and the Elections Committee. She is a member of the Development and Outreach Committee. In the past she has served as chair and member of several other standing and ad hoc committees.
Sheila SlawiakBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021
Sheila Slawiak is currently the Digital Literacy & Computer Science teacher for grades 6-8 at Wilbraham Middle School. During her teaching career, 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 Google G Suite applications, animation, video, Scratch programming, Ozobot robots, and Micro:Bit microcontroller boards. After school, she volunteers as a co-facilitator for a Kids Who Code Club and they have built a healthy eating choice game as a working prototype using Thunkable mobile app developer.
Sheila is a recipient of MassCUE’s 2018 Pathfinder award and she and her students have been accepted to MassCUE’s Education Evolution event that will be hosted on June 5. They will be presenting a variety of technology projects. She is also a MassCUE presenter for the past 5 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 chair, Finance Committee member
Tracy Sockalosky is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher and the Social Studies Curriculum Leader at Wilson Middle School in Natick, MA. In her 18th 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, 2018-2020, Professional Development Committee Chair. Communications Committee, and Development and Outreach Committee Member
Colleen Terrill is currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools and has held this position for four years. Prior to this position, she was a sixth grade teacher for fourteen years in Mashpee. She has been a MassCUE member for several years and is a member of the Communications Committee. Colleen holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership. She is passionate about educating others about the benefits of utilizing and connecting technology with curriculum.
Kimberly ZajacBoard member, appointed, 2019-2021, Grants Committee Chair; Fall Conference Committee and Special Interest Groups Member
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 MassCUE Fall Conference 2016, 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.