Margaret McNamara - High School Fellow

 

Esports Advisor/Technology Coordinator
Holland Patent Central School District
Grades: 9-12th
Holland Patent, NY

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As an educator for over 20 years, I've been a technology teacher, technology coordinator, website manager, technology integration specialist and more. Basically, anything related to technology! Most of my professional career has been spent at the Holland Patent Central School District in rural upstate New York. I've been married to a wonderful man for over 30 years and have a son and daughter who are the most incredible human beings ever. I also have 2 adorable grandchildren. Having worn many hats in the education field, esports has become my biggest passion. Bringing this program into our district and working with our scholar gamers has been an unbelievably rewarding adventure so far. I'm very grateful to my son, David, for having been a gamer, my nephew Ryan for taking on this project with me, and the district for supporting me on this path!

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

I believe in the future of esports and wish to help provide opportunities for all students to use the skills acquired via gaming to help them be successful in school, work and in life.