At Hilton Elementary School in Brecksville, kindergarten teacher Michelle Gagné incorporates technology into the curriculum, which helps her students make significant growth each year. She has conducted various workshops for her colleagues on technology integration. Mrs. Gagné co-developed a cross-grade-level, thematic unit that utilized the multimedia authoring and presentation tool Kid Pix to create a slide show on the life cycle of a butterfly. It was so successful that she and her colleague presented it at the Ohio SchoolNet Technology Conference in 2003. Mrs. Gagné is a member of the school's staff development, technology, and spirit teams as well as the district's technology team. She has been awarded several grants from the McGinty Foundation.