Best Practices for Selecting and Moving
to a new SIS

A panel discussion of the high and low points in the process of selecting and moving to a new SIS system. Hear from Grace, Dan and Julie who are all at different stages of this process with their districts. What went well? What did they learn? What would they do differently? Why is a gap analysis important? Where in the process should the interoperability discussion take place? Who should be involved? What questions do you have?

Session Information

Julie Baudreau

Director of Digital Learning
Westford Public Schools

Starting out as a high school French teacher and then an elementary teacher for 8 years in the UK, I move to the states in 1994 and worked as a 3rd grade French immersion teacher for 3 years in Holliston before becoming a Technology Integration Specialist. I left Holliston in 2013 and moved to my position of Director of Digital Learning in Westford.
I am a former MassCUE board member and Pathfinder award winner and a current METAA board member.
I've taken up a new sport recently- pickleball. I love it! 

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning
Natick Public Schools

Dan Macleod

Director of Technology & Digital Learning
Holliston Public Schools

Grace Magley is the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools in MA. An experienced, educational leader and expert in digital, blended and personalized learning. Grace is happiest when she is able to collaborate, coach, lead, learn, and create with passionate teachers, leaders, and learners.

In addition, Grace is a proud board member for the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA) in Walpole MA that services 2800 online Massachusetts students in grades K-12. Grace is a Teaching Fellow for the MAPLE-LearnLaunch Consortium whose mission it is to advance personalized learning in Massachusetts, and an adjunct professor at Framingham State University, where she facilitates blended and online graduate courses for K-12 educators on a variety of instructional practices that support personalized learning. As an active member of The Learning Accelerator's Innovation Director's Network, Grace learns from and collaborates with leaders from around the country on new school models. The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) awarded Grace an Educational Technology Leader Certification (CETL) in June 2019.

 I began my education career in Kent County, MD as a middle school science and math teacher for 12 years and then high school math for 4 years; became Instructional Technology Coordinator in 2007 and Supervisor of Technology in 2010. I became the first CoSN certified leader (CETL) in Maryland in 2016. I was hired as Director of Technology & Digital Learning in Holliston and relocated to MA in 2017.
I am married with six children however we will soon only have two at home to help us shovel :).