Mary teaches 6th grade ELA and Science teacher from Grand Island and has found success using digital tools that encourage engagement, critical thinking, collaboration, and create a life-long passion for learning. Whether the digital experience is related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or promotes literacy, Mary believes passionately in the potential that technology has for reaching and engaging ALL learners. Mary has spent the past 10 years presenting at a dozens of technology conferences across New York State and has become a globally recognized speaker on the topics of augmented reality and virtual reality. Mary shares her strategies through her blog, yoursmarticles.blogspot.com and was featured as a NYSED New York State EdTech Innovator in October, 2018. She has published numerous educational technology articles and has as provided webinars on Virtual Environments, Virtual Reality and 3D Design and is excited to share these experiences with the Engineering Design and the Middle Level Science PLT. Mary’s accolades include recognition as the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education’s Virtual Pioneer of the Year and a Silver Presidential Volunteer Service award. She was a New York State Teacher of the Year finalist for 2018 and 2020. Mary enjoys running, playing (and referring) hockey, kayaking and hiking and is just a few peaks away from becoming an Adirondack 46er.