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Paget Hetherington

Paget Hetherington has empowered children to achieve academic success throughout her career, leading sales and marketing efforts for global publishing and EdTech companies. As the vice president of Marketing, Paget’s focus is spreading Gaggle’s message to school districts across the country, helping to promote the safety and well-being of students while ensuring that schools are a secure environment for children to learn and thrive. Prior to Gaggle, Paget led marketing efforts with industry sector leaders VitalSource, Mimio, Lexia Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dorling Kindersley, and Vivendi Universal Publishing.
14 Jan 2021

5 Ways to Support Educator Mental Health

The past year has been particularly demanding of educators’ mental and emotional energy, which has had a direct impact on their mental health. Educato...

By     Paget Hetherington
08 Jan 2021

2020 Reflections: Through the Gaggle Lens

Every year, we like to look back and reflect upon all that we have been able to accomplish over the past 12 months. 2020 was a challenging year for ma...

By     Paget Hetherington
23 Dec 2020

Student Wellness: Confronting the Holiday Blues

Gaggle has seen a 66% increase in the number of incidents it has reported this year, partially due to an increase in the volume of content on digital ...

By     Paget Hetherington
10 Dec 2020

Student Wellness: What Is Cutting and How Can You Help?

As parents and educators look for ways to support students who are experiencing mental health struggles, many wonder how to approach concerns of self-...

By     Paget Hetherington
23 Nov 2020

Student Wellness: Students Facing Anxiety

According to a 2019 survey, the greatest struggle students face is anxiety and depression, with nearly 70% of respondents identifying these issues as ...

By     Paget Hetherington
13 Nov 2020

Student Wellness: Supporting Students With Eating Disorders

There are more than 30 million people diagnosed with an eating disorder, yet only one in 10 individuals receives treatment in their lifetime. In the p...

By     Paget Hetherington
16 Oct 2020

You Have Students Struggling With Mental Health Issues. What’s Next?

K-12 schools have been experiencing a mental health crisis for several years, with one in six U.S. youth living with a mental health condition. Now, t...

By     Paget Hetherington
25 Sep 2020

Keeping Districts Protected as They Bridge the Digital Divide

Giving students access to technology and digital tools is an essential part of the modern classroom. Technology offers students greater opportunity fo...

By     Paget Hetherington
10 Sep 2020

Suicide Prevention and Awareness: Protecting Students and Avoiding Tragedies

September 6–12, 2020 is National Suicide Prevention Week, a week-long campaign in the U.S. to inform and engage the public about suicide prevention an...

By     Paget Hetherington
08 Sep 2020

Cyberbullying: A Student Safety Threat

One of the greatest threats to student safety online is cyberbullying—the digital harassment of students by other students. Nearly 15% of students age...

By     Paget Hetherington

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