Biography

 

When the Internet boom hit in the mid-1990’s, I decided to shift gears and began several years working for an Internet startup company called Firefly. I learned on the job at Firefly about networking, html, and computer hardware. It was such a fun time to be working in high tech, but eventually I decided I wanted to do something different, something more meaningful. While I was working in technology, I enrolled in a graduate program at Tufts University to become a Social Studies teacher. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching in 1999 and began working at Westborough High School where I would teach for the next 8 years.

In addition, in 2002, I married my high school sweetheart, Kerry Dunne (FHS class of 1992), and we started our family in the town that we know and love. We purchased our first home, a condo on Union Ave., soon upgraded to a small house on Higgins Road, and ultimately our current home on McAdams Road. Kerry is also an educator – for the Weston Public Schools. We have two children, one who attends Hemenway and one who is in 6th grade at Walsh.

 

After teaching for 8 years, I was ready for another change and decided to merge my love of technology and education and become a technology integration specialist. This is a teacher with technology expertise who can help teachers to bring computers into the classroom to support student engagement, collaboration, and learning. I have worked since then in various technology curriculum, teaching, and leadership roles. For the past five years, I have been a technology integration specialist for the Holliston Public Schools and just this summer, I also completed a PhD program at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

I have remained active in Framingham politics throughout my adult life, supporting various candidates over the years. I have been a Town Meeting member for 5 years and I also founded an active and growing Facebook group, Framingham Community and Government Chat, which has over 1900 members.
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