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Meet the Board

Michael Minihane, President & Theresa Jay, VP

Michael Minihane, President
Theresa Jay, Vice-President
Loretta Cannistraci, Secretary
Ted Dubsky, Treasurer
Jean Tower, immediate Past President

Eric Bouvier
Gail Callahan
Loretta Cannistraci 
Jason Epstein
Jeff Liberman
Kathy Martin
Karen McGonigle
Jared Perrine
Annamaria Schrimpf
Stephanie Whitaker
Karen Winsper



     
     
 
Gail Callahan
  Gail Callahan is currently the Director of Technology PreK-12 for Duxbury Public Schools in Duxbury, MA. This is a position she's held for the past nine years. Duxbury is a sea coast communtiy and houses 3400 students in four large schools. Highlights of Gail's time at Duxbury include completely ungrading the infrastructure of Duxbury's two (2) elementary schools, increasing the amount of laptops and iPads for both elementary schools, providing robust wireless throughout the district, opening a new co-joined high school and middle school with all the technology anyone could wish for and launching a grade 8-12 1-1 (iConnect).
Prior to Duxbury, Gail worked as the Director of Educational Technology PreK-12 for Bellingham Public Schools in Bellingham, MA. She also served as a high school classroom business/technology teacher for 22 years (4 in Norwood, MA and 18 in West Bridgewater, MA). During Gail's time in West Bridgewater, Gail also served as a Business/Technology Department Chair and Project Director for High Schools/High Skills.
Gail is a graduate of Suffolk University were she received her BA and MBED.
You can reach Gail at gcallahan@duxbury.k12.ma.us
     
     
 
Jason A. Epstein
  Jason A. Epstein has been the Chief Information Officer for Worcester Academy for the past 5 years. The previous 15 years were spent in both the classroom and technology offices as teacher, mentor and facilitator. Jason received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his Masters of Education from American University. Jason has been serving on the Board of Directors of METAA, for the past 2 and a half years and sits on other boards within his local community. Jason also founded a new department at Worcester Academy, named Innovations in Design and Technology. This department runs classes in Computer Science, 3D printing, Design Thinking, e-Textiles and more. He is always looking to add new and innovative classes to the list.
     
     
 
Karen G. McGonigle

  Karen G. McGonigle is the Director of Technology for Nantucket Public Schools. She has held this position for the past 7.5 years. Karen received her undergraduate degree from New York University and worked in private industry for many years prior to entering the public education arena in 1998. Her graduate degree is from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies. Before landing on the island of Nantucket, Karen spent 8 years as Technology Director at Tantasqua Regional School District in Sturbridge, Massachusetts where she got her start in public education. In January 2014, she received her CETL Certification. Karen serves on the Board of Directors of METAA, the Massachusetts chapter of CoSN. 
     
     
 
Jared Perrine
  Jared Perrine has been the Technology Integration Director of the Director of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School for 10 year. Before that, he has experience in both a traditional public school districts, independent schools, and summer enrichment programs. He has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a masters degree in Technology in Education from Lesley University. He is the Coordinator of the school’s Adventure Club and co-founder of Run Boston Running Tours. He is also a proud member/committee member of MassCUE and a board member of METAA. You can follow him @wiredpilgrim.
     
     
 
Theresa Rubico Jay
  Theresa Rubico Jay is an engineer, educator, lecturer, and Director of Technology at Thayer Academy. She worked designing computer processing chips until her classroom experience teaching electronics began in 1994. By 1997 she was the Director of Technology in Arlington securing a half a million in technology grant funding. Theresa enjoys designing clever ways to integrate technology into the curriculum. She has devoted her tech director career to creating playful learning environments showcasing emerging technologies. Currently she has implemented a iPad 1 to 1 program, mentors Technology Fellows, directs a innovation tech center and has designing a cloud mobile strategy for Thayer Academy. While tech director at Xaverian, she designed and built a digital language lab and started an Internet radio station. Theresa has made many presentations at various conferences such as; iPad Summit. CoSN, Leadership & Learning. Theresa holds a B.S. E.E. from Boston University and a M. Ed from UMass Boston. She is on the board For METAA and chairs the CTO Clinic. She is also a member of CoSN, METAA, MassCUE and ISTE. Follow her @tjay_ta 

 
     
   
 
Annamaria Pisari Schrimpf

   Annamaria Pisari Schrimpf is currently the Director of Educational Technology for Minuteman Regional Career and Technical School District. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Director of Educational Technology for the Winchester Public Schools for 15 years. She has been an educator for more than 30 years, including teaching at the middle, high school, and junior college level in the field of Business/Computer Education. Her undergraduate degree is from Suffolk University in Business Education and her graduate degree from Lesley University in Technology in Education. Ms. Schrimpf is the Past President for NEISTE (New England International Society for Technology in Education) and current board member. She is on the board of METAA (Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association), and an advisory member of the Digital Learning Advisory Council (DLAC) for Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She was also on the CTO subcommittee of CoSN whose primary task was to develop a national certification for Chief Technology Officers (CTO). She was the President of MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) for two terms and was instrumental in making the MassCUE conference the premier educational technology conference in New England. Prior professional contributions include founding board member of the Global Technology and Engineering Consortium, feature writer for OnCUE, planning committee member and Wingspread facilitator for several STEM Summits. Ms. Schrimpf has presented best practices using technology for 21st century teaching and learning for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents; Christa McAuliffe Conference, Tech and Learning LIVE; and MassCUE. She is also the 2009 "Making It Happen Award" recipient from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education).  This year, NEISTE presented her a plaque recognizing her presidency and her leadership which enabled the prosperous growth for the organization. 
     
     
     
 Jean Tower   Jean Tower currently serves as the Director of Technology for the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough. Jean’s primary interest is in effective integration of technology in the curriculum and in creating the essential conditions to enable that to happen. Ms. Tower serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of CoSN (www.cosn.org) and is the immediate past president of the board of METAA (Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association). She writes a blog (http://www.K12EduBuzz.com) about technology and education. Jean provides training on Google Apps for Education and is available to speak at conferences and professional development events.