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Cathy Collins, Ed.D

Sharon Public Schools
Library Media Specialist
Sharon, MA
Ms. Collins has worked as a Media Specialist/Librarian for 20+ years. She is currently a library media specialist for Sharon Public Schools, where she has worked for the past seven years. She holds a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Leadership, Teaching and Learning; and additional Masters Degrees in Education and Library Science. She also has credentials and certification in Administration/Educational Leadership. Ms. Collins has published her writing in various journals including “EdWeek,” “ASCD Leadership Briefs,“ “Library Media Connection,” “NEA Today,” and many other education-related blogs and websites including AASL’s “Knowledge Quest.” She is a 2012 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute Fellow and served as a project consultant for the E-Book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses: Journalism in the Digital Age.” She received a “Teachers for Global Classrooms” fellowship from the U.S. State Dept. in 2014 and is the recipient of AASL’s Intellectual Freedom Award (2014). She served on the MassCUE Board as PD Chair from 2013-2019, and on the ISTE STEM PLN Leadership Team. She was named an MSLA “Super Librarian” in 2015. She received the HNA “Teacher of the Year” award in 2015 for excellence in teaching about China, and served on the DESE Science Ambassador Team through 2016. Dr. Collins is passionate about the use of technology as a tool to connect students to the world and each other.