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  • 3 to 4:00 PM: Administrator Panel, Moderated by Barbara Stripling
    "Why Invest In Your School Library: All-Star Administrators Tell All"


Richard Langlois (Saugus Superintendent)
Anna Nolin (Wilson Middle, Natick, Principal)
Nadene Stein (Northeast Elementary, Waltham, Principal)
Michael Wood (Nashoba Regional, Superintendent)
Dennis Villano (Burlington, Director of Technology Integration)

Anna P. Nolin, Principal at Wilson Middle School in Natick

Anna Nolin has been the Principal at Wilson Middle School for the last 6 years and served as vice principal for 4 years prior to that. She has worked as a middle level educator in Metrowest for the past 16 years serving as a teacher, drama director, grant writer, and curriculum developer/consultant with a technology focus. She has served as an Adjunct Instructor at Framingham State in Designing Blended Learning Classes/Use of Moodle, is a district Google and Apple product trainer. She is an Instructor at Educational Leadership Institute (ELI) at Endicott College as a principal trainer in 21st Century Instructional Leadership. She has recently been accepted as a national presenter for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s spring conference in Chicago (ASCD) in the area of school implementation of effective and engaging 1:1 laptop programming. She holds a BA in English and Secondary Education from Middlebury College, a Master’s from Harvard University’s Risk and Prevention Program in Human Development and Psychology, and is a doctoral candidate at Boston College where she is conducting research on effective leadership around school-based 1:1 computing programs. You can follow her on Twitter @annapnolin.

Michael Wood, Superintendent at Nashoba Regional

Michael Wood is finishing his tenth year as Superintendent of NASHOBA Regional School District in Bolton, Lancaster and Stow.  The District has many initiatives but most important are efforts in developing a standards based reporting system for Pk-12, integrating technology and media into the everyday classroom, and building a world class STEM curriculum for all ages.  NASHOBA is a district that prides itself on valuing media and technology staff in every school, so that there can be a connection among research, writing, and presentation.   During his tenure Michael has encourage school leaders to have the media specialists be the cornerstone of the educational initiatives launched throughout the district.  For example, as I write this, our media specialists are writing a grant that connects our media centers with our STEM initiative as the rightful way to build a foundation in the sciences.  Additionally, our Instructional Technology Specialists are an integral component to our technology initiatives to get handhelds and other technologies into our classrooms.  They are an excellent partner with our media specialists to make the library available to our classroom teachers inside the classroom and outside of the school walls.  Along with a major construction of a new library in one of elementary schools, Michael has supported the recent updating of all of the libraries to make them warm, inviting and constructive locations in all of NASHOBA’s schools. 

Nadene Stein, Principal at Northeast Elementary, Waltham

Dr. Nadene Stein has been the principal at Northeast Elementary School in Waltham since 2001. At Northeast, all teachers, specialists and support staff work in Professional Learning Communities to look at student work and assessment data in order to improve student learning. Dr. Stein has a B.A. in English and M.Ed. in Elementary Education as well as an M.Ed. in Special Education and a C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership from University of Massachusetts ~ Boston.  Dr. Stein recently earned her Ph.D. from Lesley University; her dissertation was entitled: The Role of Elementary School Principals Supporting Teachers in The Instruction of Reading to English Language Learners. This coming spring, she will be one of Lesley University’s newest Teaching Adjuncts in the Graduate School of Special Education. In her spare time, Dr. Stein loves to read, knit and spend time with family and friends.

Dennis Villano, Director of Technology Integration at Burlington Public Schools

Dennis is a former middle school history teacher and school librarian who now serves as a district wide coordinator for educational technology and library resources. He helped establish the current 1:1 iPad initiatives for all Burlington students in grades 6-12. Dennis supports teachers with the creation of digital curriculum content and develops learning opportunities for teachers and community members. Dennis is the co-organizer of several educational events including the New England 1:1 Summit, Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative, BPSCON, and iCon2013. He is also the co-founder of EducatorU which helps schools and districts prepare for the deployment of 1:1 learning environments.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 March 2013 )

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