All Star Tech Team

Our All Star Tech Team make this day possible!

Our tech team is all volunteer and made up of engaged (and engaging!) educators from around the world.

Please join us in thanking them for their work supporting presenters, The Gathering, and all of you!


Tech Team Leader

Carolyn Hillarious is the  Literacy Coordinator at the Fawzia Sultan International School in Kuwait. She has been teaching in the United States and Internationally for more than 15 years. Before she began her role as a literacy coach, Carolyn taught children with special needs in both inclusive and special education settings. Carolyn holds a masters degree in Special Needs and Early Childhood Education from The George Washington University. She is a technology advocate and strongly believes that technology helps level the playing field for individuals with diverse needs. Carolyn is a Google Certified Educator and avid supported of all of The Educator Collaborative initiatives. Follow her on Twitter @chillairous

Tech Team Members

Lauren Basselini

Lauren Basselini is the Director of the New Jersey Virtual School and a K-12 Professional Learning Specialist providing technology coaching and mentoring to teachers nationwide. She holds degrees from Rowan University and Monmouth University and an administrative certificate from Kean University. Lauren has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and instructional coach and has a strong passion for literacy, technology integration, and the art of common sense.  She is honored to be a part of #theedcollabgathering and especially enjoys VOXing with the rest of the tech team. Follow her on Twitter at @lbasselini

Frannie Hermes is the Grade 1-2 teacher at Fawzia Sultan International School in Kuwait. She has been teaching early childhood internationally for five years in both general education and special education settings. She holds an elementary teaching and mild interventional degree from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. Frannie is a veteran to the #TheEdcCollabGathering and is excited to continue to learn more about online professional development opportunities! Follow her on Twitter at @franniehermes

Jessica Walsh is the K-12 ELA Instructional Specialist for Indian Prairie School District 204,the fourth largest district in Illinois, serving 28,500 students from suburban Chicago. Before starting this role in 2017, she taught 7th grade English Language Arts in District 204 for 11 years. She holds a masters degree in Reading Instruction from Concordia University – Chicago. Jessica is a strong advocate for equity in education and literacy access for all, which is why she proudly supports the work of The Educator Collaborative. She is a Google for Education Certified Educator and Trainer, and you can find her on Twitter at @storiestoldinsf and #FutureReady204.

Clare Landrigan has been working with Tammy Mulligan in the field of professional development for the past 22 years.  She began her work co-teaching with Tammy in an integrated 1st and 2nd grade classroom at the Eliot Pearson Children’s School in Medford, Massachusetts.  She then spent 4 years as an educational consultant for Tufts University in the Center for Applied Child Development.  Her next professional home was Wayland, Massachusetts, as a co-director of curriculum for English Language Arts for Wayland Public Elementary Schools.  Clare and Tammy now run a private staff development business, Teachers for Teachers.  They work with various school systems to implement best practices in the field of literacy and to engage in institutional change through shared leadership.  They have written a book for Stenhouse Publishers titled, Assessment in Perspective:  Focusing on the Reader Behind the Numbers.  Visit the authors at or follow them on Twitter at @ClareandTammy 



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