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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.
31 Aug 2020

Equity in Student Mental Health: Socioeconomic Considerations

Supporting students’ mental health is critical to creating a safe and healthy learning environment for every student. However, mental health support i...

By     Paget Hetherington
06 Aug 2020

Equity in Student Mental Health: Supporting Students With Disabilities

As part of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Mental Health Month, we discussed how to support the mental health and well-being of students of color and students who id...

By     Paget Hetherington
21 Jul 2020

Equity in Student Mental Health: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

As I mentioned last week in the first installment of our Equity in Student Mental Health series, it is estimated that up to 20% of children in the Uni...

By     Paget Hetherington
14 Jul 2020

Equity in Student Mental Health: Supporting Students of Color

Mental health concerns affect up to 20% of children in the United States. While mental health issues occur at similar frequencies across different rac...

By     Paget Hetherington
26 Jun 2020

Inside Gaggle: Interview with Tricia Sharpton

Director of Product Management Tricia Sharpton has been part of the Gaggle family for just over a year. In her role, she helps to ensure that Gaggle’s...

By     Paget Hetherington
15 Jun 2020

National Internet Safety Month: Taking Steps to Protect Students Online

June is National Internet Safety Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about online safety for children and teens. In the digital world, young...

By     Paget Hetherington
01 Jun 2020

Cyberbullying Prevention: Keeping Distance Learning Environments Safe

Cyberbullying can be hard for parents and educators to spot and even harder on students’ mental health and academic success. Social distancing measure...

By     Paget Hetherington
14 May 2020

Inside Gaggle: Interview with Jennie Eft

During her 11 years at Gaggle, Director of Sales Operations Jennie Eft has found herself growing along with the company. In fact, Jennie has grown int...

By     Paget Hetherington
27 Mar 2020

Offering Parents Peace of Mind

Digital privacy is a hot topic. There are many sides to this debate—especially when factoring in student safety. It can be concerning for parents, who...

By     Paget Hetherington
06 Mar 2020

Inside Gaggle: Interview with Corey Tutewiler

An Illinois native, Corey Tutewiler has been part of the Gaggle family since 2011. He’s worked throughout the organization in Sales, Marketing, Safety...

By     Paget Hetherington

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