Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org, an EdSurge Columnist, and an active blogger. Her multi-award winning blog can be found at www.KerryHawk02.com. Kerry is passionate about empowering teachers, students and parents to learn with digital tools and resources; educating school communities about both the positive power and privacy concerns that come with social media use; and diving headfirst into learning more about new and effective practices in education.
Kerry received the 2014 Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize for her submission on the use of mobile devices for a paperless public school classroom. In 2015, she was a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, the Family Online Safety Institute recognized her with the Outstanding Achievement Award, and she was a MassCUE Featured Educator. In 2016, she was an ASCD Emerging Leader and received the MassCUE Pathfinder Award. In 2017, Kerry was selected as a Future Ready Instructional Coaches Thought Leader. Kerry is a TEDx and keynote speaker and also shares her expertise by designing professional learning for school districts around the country. She presents often at conference locations that have included Harvard Law School, Yale School of Management, and Stanford University. Kerry holds a B.A. in Politics from Saint Anselm College and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. She is on social media at @KerryHawk02.