My current job title and organization (if applicable):
(If applicable) I began this job in:
Other professional experience:
My work relates to PreK-12 education. Here's how:
My professional and personal accomplishments:
I taught for three years over three decades ago (1978-81) with very little to show for it. In 2013, a former student of mine, Fabian Albert, who I taught in 1980, called me to let me know how much I helped her gain confidence in herself.
I have founded a non-profit dedicated to supporting the 3.2 million teachers of America - and we are flourishing -- albeit in quite a turbulent and sometimes hostile environment -- and begining to find those who are ready to embrace the bold brand of leadership from the classroom. It is amazing we have been in business for 14 years!
But most of all I have best marriage of all time to my wife of over 36 years, Meredith - and we have two fabulous grown children - Joseph and Evan.
What I’m learning about now:
International education and how and why other nations invest in teachers and the students they teach.
My current leadership goal:
Find new ways for teachers to learn from each other across the globe -- and spread best practices in pedagogy and policy.
One positive change I hope to see in our schools:
More hybrid roles for teachers embraced by administrators