6-12 Instructional Technology Coaches

"The role of a coach is to provide a mirror for teachers to see into their own practice and
make decisions that will help them continue to grow and develop, meeting their goals for themselves and for their students."

[Google's Certified Coach Curriculum: Step 5]

As the technology coaches for teachers & staff in grades 6 through 12, we are here to provided technology-related professional development via 1:1 or group settings as well as to support you as you continue to integrate technology into your classroom. Want to techify a lesson? We can help! Have a plan but need support with it? We can come into your classroom and support you during your lesson! We are a liaison between the curriculum department, building administration and the technology department and am here to help in any way I can. The key thing to remember is that we are not tech support and do not respond to tech tickets.

Stephen Avery

Twitter @BESteveAvery

  • Started at BEMS in 2008 as a 7th Grade Science Teacher

  • Taught Science. English, Social Studies, Alternative Education, and Reading Intervention throughout grades 6-8.

  • Served as an instructional coach in 6-8 from 2016-2021

  • Degrees

    • B.S. in Elem. Education and a Concentration in Science, 2007, University of Maine at Farmington

    • M.Ed. in Reading Specialist, 2018, University of New England

  • Educational Technology Certifications

    • Google Teacher: Level 1 & 2

    • Apple Teacher : Mac & iPad

    • NewsEla Certified Teacher

Susie Simmons

Twitter @SusieTechCoach

  • Started at BEHS in January 2006 as the graphic arts teachers

  • Became the 6-12 tech coach in September 2013

  • Degrees

    • B.S. in Technology in Education in 2006 from the University of Southern Maine

    • M.Ed. in Technology Education in 2011 from Lesley University.

    • Ed.S. in Instructional Technology in 2020 from the University of Maine

  • Teaching Certifications

    • #700 Technology Education

    • #680 Computer Education

  • Educational Technology Certifications