Deb Socia
Executive Director

Deb Socia is chair of OpenAirBoston and Exective Director of Tech Goes Home.  She has been involved in education, primarily in middle schools, since the early 1980s. Deb was the founding principal of the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester, MA, served as a Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, a central office Curriculum Coordinator, an administrator in a residential treatment center and the Program Director for the Coalition of Essential Schools. Most of her experience as an educator, however, has been as a mathematics teacher for 7th and 8th graders. According to Deb, "It has been a joyful 28 years working with children and young adults, supporting their growth and learning."

Quick Fact: Despite being alergic to 86 percent of all foods, Deb is a phenomenal cook!

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Daniel Noyes
Chief Wrangler

Dan has been with TGH since the summer of 2010.  After spending a number of years as a Legislative Aide to a United States Congressman in Washington, DC, he returned to Boston as the Technology Director at Fenway High School.  In 2006, he was hired by the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester to help implement the largest middle school 1:1 laptop initiative in New England.  Dan has been involved with TGH since 2002.

Quick Fact: Dan is a boisterous Buffy fan.

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Director of Strategic Projects

Theo joined TGH in September, 2012. Before coming to Boston, she worked in integrated media communications at Ashoka's global headquarters in the DC area, where she helped engage and support the network of 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 73 countries. Prior to that, she earned a BA in Comparative Literature and an MS in Commerce, both from the University of Virginia. Theo dreams of one day swimming the English Channel.

Quick Fact: Theo would like to challenge you to a Wii dance off!

Maddy Madeline Boston
Director of Volunteer Programs

Maddy is a New Sector AmeriCorps Resident serving TGH as the Director of Volunteer Programs. Prior to arriving in Boston, she worked in Kenya at Moving The Goalpost, where she partnered with local women to create educational activities administered in 9 schools for over 100 students. She earned a BA from Middlebury College in International Studies, with a focus in Political Science and African Studies. Maddy is also an amazing soccer player.

Quick Fact: Maddy helped birth a baby in Kenya.

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Capacity Building Strategist

Ramie is a New Sector AmeriCorps Fellow serving with TGH as the Capacity Building Strategist, focusing his impact on volunteer engagement. Past work experiences include marketing and development for KIPP Philadelphia Schools and as a civic engagement analyst for Citizen Schools. He earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Communication and Italian.

Quick Fact: Ramie is currently teaching English in China.