Teacher on a Mission
Suffern, New York
6th Grade Humanities Teacher, Suffern Middle School, Ramapo Central School District. After an exciting first career as a professional musician, Peggy Sheehy shifted her spotlight to the classroom, and to awakening dreams through education. For the past sixteen years, she has served as a classroom teacher, district technology trainer, curriculum developer, media specialist, online educator, consultant, Guild Master, TV host, and all around chief of mischief in her mission to make schools relevant.
As a true pioneer in virtual world and games in education, she is sought out for advice, curriculum direction, professional development and inspiration. Peggy describes these times as "The Metaissance" and allows her play ethic to inform her work with students, teachers, and administrators. As a "Teacher on a Mission", Peggy encourages educators to reclaim their passion, challenges them to rethink their role, and shares her first-hand experience in bringing the tools of this generation into the classroom to increase authenticity, autonomy and agency to create compelling learning. Peggy has presented her work with education at conferences all over the world and has published numerous articles and interviews for educational journals and magazines.
She currently serves middle school students at Ramapo Central School District in New York as the Instructional Technology Facilitator/Library Media Specialist. She is also a LoreKeeper of the WoW in School Project which now includes twelve schools across the United States. In addition to her work in school, Peggy is Guild Master of the Cognitive Dissonance Educator Guild in World of Warcraft (Sister of Elune ~ Alliance server) and is an officer in 3D Game Lab, and a founding member of G.A.M.E.