Peggy Sheehy

Ramapo Central

Peggy Sheehy

Ramapo Central

Biography

Peggy Sheehy is an educator and change agent with strong opinions about education. Peggy thrives on learning environments where students can take charge and experience agency, autonomy, and authenticity. After an exciting first career in music, Peggy shifted her spotlight to the classroom, and to awakening dreams through education. For the past sixteen years, she has served as a classroom teacher, international consultant, coach, muse, district technology trainer, curriculum developer, media specialist, author, online educator, Guild Master, TV host, and all around chief of mischief in her mission to make schools relevant. As a true pioneer in virtual world and games in education, she is sought out for advice, curriculum direction, professional development and inspiration. Peggy describes these times as “The Metaissance” and allows her play ethic to inform her work with students, teachers, and administrators. As a “Teacher on a Mission”, Peggy encourages educators to reclaim their passion, challenges them to rethink their role, and shares her first-hand experience in bringing the tools of this generation into the classroom to increase authenticity, autonomy and agency and create compelling learning. Peggy has presented her work with education at conferences all over the world and has published numerous articles and interviews for educational journals and magazines. She currently serves middle school students at Ramapo Central School District in New York and is also LoreKeeper of the WoW in School Project which now includes twelve schools across the United States and Canada. In addition to her work in school, Peggy spends a great deal of her time and energy speaking and consulting. Peggy is also Guild Master of the Cognitive Dissonance Educator Guild, an officer for 3D Game Lab, and is a founding member of G.A.M.E.