Course: Teacher Leadership in Technology Integration and Inquiry-Based Learning & Technology
Lucie deLaBruere has more than 30 years of experience in educational technology, working with students and educators in K-12 and higher education. Her 20 years as a classroom teacher always integrated leadership development through the use of emerging technologies. Her commitment to staying current with the latest developments in technology is evidenced by her Master of Science in Internet Engineering and industry certifications including Oracle-Certified Educator, Microsoft Office Certification, Google-Certified Teacher, and Google Apps Certified Trainer.
She holds a leadership role in several regional, statewide, and national organizations; has written and received several educational grant awards; and is the recipient of many awards including Vermont’s Business Teacher of the Year, UVM’s Oustanding Vermont Teacher Award, and Frank Watson Ed Tech Award.
Lucie is currently working in teacher professional development and pursuing projects that fuel her passion for web 2.0, education, social software, emerging technology, digital equity, student leadership, women in tech, open source software and education, mobile learning, and Google in Education.
Colleen Thornton MacKinnon, EdD
Course: Technology, Schooling, & Society
Dr. Colleen MacKinnon’s scholarly activities are grounded in educational studies, which span the integrated disciplines of history, philosophy, and sociology of education. Currently working as a private contractor for higher education accreditation, Dr. MacKinnon draws on experiences working with educator, counseling, and social work preparation programs. Complementing higher education experiences, Dr. MacKinnon serves as a school board director for the Hinesburg School District, the Chittenden South Supervisory Union, and the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Research interests include education in a digital world, impacts of educational technologies on program delivery, school governance, and the history of democratizing education.
Maureen Neumann, PhD
Course: Learning Theory, Instructional Design and Technology
Dr. Maureen Neumann is an associate professor in Education at the University of Vermont. She teaches mathematics content and pedagogy, as well as qualitative research methods. She earned a PhD in Education and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She received her BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Neumann’s interests include transforming teaching in order to eliminate long-standing disparities in student performance. She believes it is essential to develop teachers who have a deep understanding of content and pedagogical content knowledge to enhance student learning. As a researcher, Dr. Neumann is interested in examining how the act of changing one’s instruction (i.e., teaching, curriculum, and assessment) manifests itself in the classroom and schools.
Susan Hennessey, MAT
Susan Hennessey is Professional Development Coordinator with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education. She works with middle level educators around the state to adopt technology-rich and student-centered teaching and assessment practices. Prior to this work, Susan was a Library Media Specialist and high school English Teacher at Harwood Union Middle/High School. In addition to earning the Milken Educator Award in 2007, she has extensive experience presenting at state and national conferences.