Cathy Collins

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.

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