Kerry Gallagher, Assistant Principal for Teaching &  Learning, St. John's Prep, Danvers, Massachusetts

Digital Citizenship

Kerry Gallagher is a passionate award-winning educator. Trained as both a teacher and attorney, she understands that a combination of effective pedagogy, policy, school culture, and global connections are necessary to make meaningful progress that puts learners first. Kerry has experience as a classroom teacher, education trainer, writer, TEDx and keynote speaker, and policy advocate.


Current Roles 

Kerry is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. St. John's Prep is a 1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students grades 6-12. 


She is also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely, a Silicon Valley based non-profit dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy, and security.


Kerry is Coordinator of the annual Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Student Leadership Institute.


She is a keynote speaker and hands-on professional learning facilitator who has shared her expertise with educators at conference locations that have included Yale School of Management, Harvard Law School, and Stanford University.


Kerry also publishes often. Highlights include:

The Educator's Guide to Social Media

The Educator's Guide to Student Data Privacy

The Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

EdSurge Columnist

Corwin-Connect Author

Smarter Schools Project Contributor



Kerry taught middle and high school history in Massachusetts and New Hampshire public schools with Bring Your Own Device programs for 13 years. As a classroom teacher, Kerry was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model. She has also helped her schools develop student-driven technology integration programs. Beyond the traditional classroom, she has coached students in downhill ski racing and mock trial competitions. As a well-rounded educator and mother of two children, Kerry understands the importance of the whole child when considering the role of technology in education.

Contact Information:

Twitter:  @KerryHawk02 



St. John's Prep

72 Spring Street

Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

Phone:  978.774.1050

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