Accomplishments

  • Became a member of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Mentor Advisory group in 2010.
  • Named a Bammy Award Recipient: Top 100 Connected Educators in 2012 and 2013.
  • Named a “Teacher of the Future” by NAIS in 2013.
  • Co-authored Unleashing Student Superpowers: Practical Teaching Strategies for 21st Century Student with Kristen Swanson, fellow Edcamp movement founder.
  • Published in ISTE’s Learning and Leading.
  • Has presented at a variety of conferences, including ISTE, National Middle School Association, Educational Computing Conference of Ontario and Educon. Including a presentation on ”Being a Risk-Taking Teacher,” based on her work with ungrading.

Board Member

Hadley Ferguson

Executive Director, Edcamp Foundation and Founding Edcamp Board Member

Hadley Ferguson is the Executive Director of the Edcamp Foundation and a founding member of the Edcamp movement which began in Philadelphia in 2009 with the first conference–Edcamp Philly. As Executive Director of the Foundation–which she also helped establish in 2014–Hadley is charged with driving and implementing the Foundation’s vision and strategic plan, and oversees all Edcamp Foundation operations from its headquarters outside of Philadelphia. From 2010 to late 2014 Hadley was intimately involved in the organization and execution of many Edcamps in the Philadelphia area, and was integral in mobilizing EdcampIS (Independent Schools) and Edcamp Online (the first Edcamp to be hosted completely online from MIT’s Media Lab). Prior to her role as Executive Director, Hadley spent 14 years as a middle school Humanities and History teacher in an independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs where she served on and chaired many supervisory committees including New Faculty Mentoring, Mission Alignment, Supplemental Programs and Professional Development. Hadley–who homeschooled her four children until 8th grade–holds a BA and a MEd from Smith College and is married to her husband of 40 years. When she’s not driving ways to improve professional learning for educators, she can be found in the garden.