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BOLT Leadership Team

 

   

Pollyanna Buff

Program Director and Elementary Coordinator

 

Christine Voigt

Middle School Coordinator

 

Kerry Gallagher

High School Coordinator

Pollyanna Buff has been an elementary school teacher for 19 years.  A graduate from Columbia College, with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Mrs. Buff has taught second and fourth grade.  She has been a fourth grade teacher at Irmo Elementary in Irmo, South Carolina, since 1999.  Mrs. Buff has helped organize student council and a leadership program at her school- I am Gold. 

Mrs. Buff has been the lead elementary BOLT leader since July 2012 and is the director of BOLT this December.  She has recently earned her National Board Certification in language and literacy and was named Irmo Elementary School Teacher of the Year in 2015.

Link to BOLT Welcome Letter

 

Christine Voigt is a secondary educator and award-winning author from Dallas, Texas. Her

background is in English, geography, and life sciences and her specialty is infusing technology across the curriculum. She currently serves as the Director of Instructional Technology at Bishop Dunne Catholic School. In addition to her work at Bishop Dunne she also serves as the President of the Geospatial Technology SIG (special interest group) of the Texas Computer Education

Agency. She has been recognized at the state and national levels for her contribution to geographic education and has received multiple honors for the books Mapping Our World: GIS in Education and the Our World book series.

Mrs. Voigt is an educator with over 20 years of experience and has worked with Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for several years. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from SMU and is a member of Pi Lambda Theta Education Honor Society.

Link to Schedule at a Glance

 

Kerry Gallagher is a Technology Integration Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She taught middle and high school history in BYOD schools for 13 years and her classes were paperless. She received the 2014 Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize, is a 2015 PBS Digital Innovator, and was recently recognized by Onalytica among the EdTech and Elearning: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.

Ms. Gallagher is a frequent contributing writer for EdSurge, Smarter Schools Project, ConnectSafely, and Corwin-Connect among other online publications. A sought-after speaker, she has appeared at ISTE, MassCUE, Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conferences, and symposiums hosted by Harvard Law School, Stanford University, and Yale School of Management. She holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law.

Find Kerry on Twitter @KerryHawk02 and on her website Start with a Question.

Link to High School Welcome Letter

 

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