Research Center for Technology Staff
Annette Kratcoski is the director of the Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET). Prior to joining RCET in Fall 2000, Annette worked as a speech-language pathologist in clinical and school settings and also in special education and curriculum coordination in the public schools. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in special education and earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University in speech-language pathology and curriculum. Annette has an extensive background in curriculum and PreK-12 technology integration and for the past 12 years has led teacher professional development in the AT&T Classroom, a high-tech professional development and research laboratory housed within RCET.
Thomas McNeal has worked with teachers and students for 35 years as a 5th grade teacher, educational in-service instructor for a PBS television station, and as a computer and applications instructor for an educational service center. He joined RCET in 2001 to direct the Digital Videoconferencing Project that facilitated the connection of Internet video communication between Kent State University and K-20 educational institutions. Thomas currently provides technical and curricular support for RCET's AT&T Classroom. He has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences on the use of innovative tools to facilitate teaching and learning. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in Instructional Technology from Kent State University.