Spotlight Sessions

  • Jessica Gilcreast
  • Craig Sheil
  • Kerry Gallagher
  • Jason Parent

School Librarian

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Jessica has been a school librarian for 13 years and is currently the librarian at Bedford High School. She is the 2019 School Librarian of the year and Edies recipient. She has served on the board for the New Hampshire School Library Media Association and was the Region 1 affiliate rep for the American Association of School Librarians. She is currently the Director of Communications for the Guild of International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools and yearbook advisor at Bedford High School.


  • Librarians: Bartenders of the Book Collection Wednesday concurrent session 12:50 -1:40
  • Pushing Yourself to Challenge Others (copresenting) Tuesday concurrent session 2:30 - 3:20
  • MONDAY PRECONFERENCE #sketchEDnh (co-presenting) Monday PreConference Workshop 8:30 - 11:30

Digital Learning Specialist

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Craig has over 16 years experience in public education. He has served as a high school mathematics teacher and currently as the Digital Learning Specialist at Bedford High School. He can also be found co-teaching graduate level technology courses at Fitchburg State University. Craig is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. He was honored to receive the NHSTE Susan Janosz Award in November 2018. Craig thoroughly enjoys teaching others how to utilize technology purposefully in the educational setting.


  • Pushing Yourself to Challenge Others (copresenting) Tuesday concurrent session 2:30 - 3:20
  • What's the fuss about Jamboard? (co-presenting) Wednesday concurrent session 8:00 - 8:50
  • #GoogleAddict 4.0 (copresenting) Wednesday concurrent session 2:30 - 3:20
  • MONDAY PRECONFERENCE #sketchEDnh (copresenting) Monday PreConference Workshop 8:30 - 11:3

Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, St. John’s Prep School, Danvers, MA

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Kerry is also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely. org and internet safety nonprofit located in Palo Alto, California. Additionally she is a FutureReady Instructional Coach, ASCD Emerging Leader, Adobe Education Leader, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and EdSurge Columnist. She served as a middle/high school teacher and digital learning specialist for over 15 years. Her passions include digital citizenship and effective integration of curriculum, pedagogy, and edtech. Kerry is a TEDx & keynote speaker and a lawyer by training. She was recognized with accolades for her work by the Family Online Safety Institute in 2015, MassCUE in 2016, and SmartBrief and St. Anselm College in 2018. She is on social media @KerryHawk02 and her website is


  • Teaching Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News Wednesday concurrent session 9:40 - 10:30
  • Panel ~ Voice Assistants (Alexa/Google) for Learning? Wednesday concurrent session 12:50 - 1:40
  • Balancing Data Privacy & Innovation Wednesday concurrent session 2:30 - 3:20

Principal Londonderry High School

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As Principal, Jason is responsible for the leadership and management of the school’s 1,500 students and 125-member professional staff. He is also a Granite State Leadership Academy Fellow and a member of the Executive Council of the NH Interscholastic Athletic Association. In 2019, he received the New England Scholastic Press Association “Freedom to Write Award” given at Boston University College of Communication that honors a school administrator in NE who actively encourages and supports students and their advisors in the exercise of responsible scholastic journalism. These administrators inspire students and faculty to use journalism as a way to participate more fully in a democratic society. Mr. Parent was also the NH Association of Student Councils “Administrator of the Year” in 2018 and was inducted into the Londonderry High School Hall of Fame in 2017. Before becoming Principal, he was an Assistant Principal at Londonderry High School and was acknowledged as the 2007 NH Assistant Principal of the Year. Prior to Londonderry, Jason served as an administrator and a teacher of English at Goffstown Area High School.


  • Covering Online School News: Collaborating with Your Principal Tuesday concurrent session 8:00 - 8:50