Gail Ross-McBride is the Director of EdTechTeacher and has been a leader and administrator in the field of educator professional development and educational technology training for over 25 years. She has worked collaboratively with teachers, curriculum designers, school administrators, school committee members, and higher education officials to help bring about a common vision of what is necessary to improve student learning in the 21st century. At EdTechTeacher, Gail is responsible for the administration of EdTechTeacher services, including workshops, presentations, webinars, and our T21 program.
Gail has coordinated Teacher and Administrator Licensure programs, Science Institutes, Year-long Professional Development, as well as a High School Internship program. She provided leadership to train teachers to start the TEC Online Academy and has supported educators by writing grants to fund professional development and programs. Examples of her success are visible through her efforts in acquiring over $5 million in grants, such as those for Teaching American History, technology, and assistive technology, as well as educational programming for special needs students.
Along with these accomplishments, Gail also received the Pathfinders Award from MassCUE in recognition of her contributions to education technology in the state of Massachusetts. A graduate of Boston University, Suffolk University, and Lesley University, Gail taught in Weymouth and Cambridge. She had the honor of being the first vendor coordinator for MassCUE and also held offices on the MassCUE Board, including Vice President. She once worked for Scholastic, Inc as a software specialist training teachers throughout the U.S.