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Bio:
After graduating from Paramus Catholic Girls High School, Margaret earned undergraduate degrees from Rutgers University and Tampa College in Theater, Communications, and Graphic Arts, a Masters in EdTech from Pace University, and is currently working on her DPS in EdTech also from Pace.  Her research involves using personalized teacher technology training implemented by custom-made screencasts supplemented with real-world support to meet the unique needs of adult learners.  
 
Margaret is the EdTech Specialist at SJR and an adjunct professor in the School of Ed at Pace University.  She was the Director of Technology at Our Lady of Assumption School in Wood-Ridge for 16 years prior to joining St Joseph's.
 
In addition to working with teachers, Margaret has taught technology to students in elementary, high school, and college (both undergrad and grad) mostly in Catholic school environments over the past 20 years.

She is also a long-time volunteer with WiredSafety, the world's first online safety, education, and help group, Margaret (a.k.a. Maggie)  helps educate tweens, teens, teachers, parents, and others, in best practices for keeping themselves and their friends safe online.
 

Home:  Bergen County, NJ

Teaching philosophy: 

Educational Technology has been a part of Margaret Sullivan’s life since the day she was born.  As a child of an educator, who paved the way for bringing and using technology into schools during the 70’s and 80’s, it was really no surprise that she followed in her father’s footsteps in the 90’s.   For the past 2 decades it has been Margaret’s mission and passion to gently guide educators into educational technology adoption. Through the individualization of tech training, in the real and virtual world, Margaret steers teachers from a level of uncertainty to comfort when using tech tools with their students.  Tech tools in the classroom allow teachers to differentiate learning and increase student understanding.

 
Fun Fact:

I've traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, China, England, Brussels, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, and Russia since 2017!

When I’m not at SJR you’ll find me:

Watching the Yankees or reading thrillers on my Kindle.

Ask me about:

My amazing daughter, Shannon or my little dog, Rocky

I like to work at SJR because:

There is always something going on in the Media Center and no two days are alike.