A psychologist, attorney, author, and mother, Dr. Lisa Strohman established Digital Citizen Academy to help keep families safe from online dangers. Her background working as a visiting scholar with the profiling unit at the FBI during one of the most tragic school shootings in the U.S. helped create her passion to help proactively prevent and educate students, educators, and parents on issues related to technology.
Christine began her career in education as a math teacher in Hillsborough Middle School, where she then went on to be the math content specialist. In 2001, she took on the role of director of Mathematics. In 2010, Dr. Burton became the assistant superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in Millburn, where she began igniting the movement toward innovation and design thinking within the district. After becoming superintendent in 2015, two successful referendums allowed the district to develop innovative spaces in all of the district schools through design ideas gleaned through visits to Google. Dr. Burton is working to redefine the goals of education, the learning environment, and the role of the educator as orchestrator to foster students’ engagement and empowerment in their education journey.
With a focus on providing support and guidance for Gaggle educational partners, Heather Durkac oversees an award-winning Customer Service team, the vital Safety Management team, and the superb Implementation, Professional Development, and Account Management teams. Heather brings nearly 20 years of experience in management, customer relations, and training from both the corporate sector and the K-12 environment. Passionate about keeping students safe, she values the partnership with customers to ensure school leaders and staff are equipped with the means to effectively respond to student safety concerns.
Machine learning technology flags potentially harmful content and images in students’ school-issued email and online file storage accounts.
(G Suite, Office 365, and Canvas)
An in-house team of trained safety professionals work 24/7/365 to evaluate flagged content for false positives, categorize incidents, and determine their severity.
Gaggle intercepts harmful content and alerts administrators based on severity. In imminent situations, district-appointed contacts are notified immediately, even after standard business hours.