K-12 Literacy Conference

Tech Team – Spring 2024

Our Tech Team Make This Day Possible!

Our tech team is made up of engaged (and engaging!) educators.

Please join us in thanking them for their work! 

Tech Team Co-Leaders

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.  Follow her on Twitter @storiestoldinsf and #FutureReady204.

Abby Gillis is an associate member of TheEdCollab. An ELA educator with ~20 years experience working in secondary classrooms in Woburn, Massachusetts. She spent 15 years as a high school ELA teacher before transitioning into her current role as her district’s 6-12 ELA Curriculum Coordinator where a major focus has been training and supporting teachers in writer’s and reader’s workshop through modeling, coaching, and co-teaching. Follow her on Twitter @MrsGillisELA.