“#NotAboutThemWithoutThem” – Rachel Murat & Alicia Vesely [DigCitSummit 2017]

#NotAboutThemWithoutThem: How can adults and children/youth work together to #UseTech4Good? – Rachel Murat & Alicia Vesely are a teacher/student team.


Rachel Murat

teacher technology Rachel Murat  has been a Teacher for 22 years and Technology Integrator for 3 years at Maine-Endwell Central School District, located in Central New York.  She currently teaches AP Government and Politics, Economics, US History, Digital Citizenship and a GSuite course.  She is very active as an advisor, and currently advises Key Club (service based organization), Mock Trial, the Class of 2021 and the Mentor/Tutor Program.

She is President and Founder of M-EALS and Leadership, a federally recognized nonprofit organization that provides food to district families living in unstable homes and provides grants to in district leadership initiatives.  She is the founder and organizer of EdCampSTNY and DigCitSummit M-E and has been a co-organizer for EdCampCNY.  She has presented at local, regional, statewide and national conferences on topics ranging from Digital Citizenship to Technology Integration.

She was awarded the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year in 2009, has been recognized by Who’s Who in American Teachers four times, and as a Distinguished Teacher seven times.  She is active on social media and can be found on Twitter @MrsMurat and on Instagram @rmurat141.


Alicia Vesely

student leaderAlicia is currently attending SUNY Broome Community College and is majoring in writing for the media. Alicia plans on attending a four-year college once she receives her associates degree from Broome. Alicia enjoys writing, public speaking and spending time with her friends and family.

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