Kerry Gallagher, Director of K-12 Education

Kerry Gallagher is the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org, in addition to her full-time role as Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. St. John’s is a 1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students grades 6-12. Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model, and has helped schools create student-driven technology integration programs. Kerry received the 2014 Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize for her submission on the use of mobile devices for a paperless public school classroom and is a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Also in 2015, the Family Online Safety Institute recognized her with the Outstanding Achievement Award and she was a MassCUE Featured Educator. Kerry’s blog, Start With a Question, was named among EdTech K-12’s 50 Must Read Blogs for 2016. Most recently, Kerry was the opening Ignite speaker for ISTE’s 2016 conference, is a 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader, and was awarded the 2016 MassCUE Pathfinder Award for her leadership in education technology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kerry speaks and presents often about the effective and safe use of technology in the classroom at conference locations that have included Harvard Law School, Yale School of Management, and Stanford University. In addition to writing for ConnectSafely, Kerry is an EdSurge columnist. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Saint Anselm College and J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. Find Kerry on Twitter @KerryHawk02.