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Workshop Presenters Bio's

Chris Pollet


Chris Pollet is in his 28th year in education and 21st year as a school administrator. He has a CAGS from the University of New Hampshire in Educational Administration and is currently working as the principal at Tyngsborough Middle School in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.

Brett Pierce, Meridian Stories


Brett is the founder and Executive Director of Meridian Stories, a Digital Writing nonprofit for middle and high schoolers that challenges students to create digital narratives around core curricular goals. Brett has spent much of his professional life at Sesame Workshop in New York City, serving as a Co-Executive Producer on media projects about literacy, math, science and conflict-resolution for youth around the world, including projects in China, Macedonia, Indonesia, Poland, Iraq and Ecuador. He is currently working with the Abu Dhabi-based Executive Team on the latest production of Sesame Street in the United Arab Emirates, and has recently completed work on two radio dramas targeting youth about gender equity issues in South Sudan and Somalia. Brett has a BA from Kenyon College and Masters Degrees from Middlebury College (English) and Columbia University (Education), and teaches an annual intensive at Colby College called ‘Developing Media for Social Change.’ He lives in Freeport, Maine.