About the Author

I am a husband, father, student, and coach.

Since 1994 I have served as teacher and administrator at independent schools in Virginia, Georgia, and Texas.

I was named the inaugural Director of the Tad Bird Honors College at All Saints’ in June, 2013. Together with colleagues and students, we are building an innovative program that nurtures and challenges our School’s most curious students to pursue their intellectual passions, develop essential skills, and make meaningful contributions in the lives of others.

Recently, I served as Director of ParishVirtual at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, where I was responsible for blended learning programs, including ParishVirtual’s Summer Academy. I taught upper school Government and Economics. I have also served as a middle and upper school Division Head, lead a varsity baseball program, and worked as an upper school Dean of Students. I’ve taught history and English at both the upper and middle school levels.

My teaching practice focuses on the intersection of core skills (critical, analytical thinking and effective communication) with emergent, 21st century skills and methods (purposeful collaboration, blog-based writing, and authentic, project-based learning).

My leadership practice focuses on effective collaboration with teachers. We work to build capacity by developing personal learning networks and using 21st century social media tools to build individual plans for ongoing professional growth. I find Twitter to be an invaluable tool to build and sustain connections among educators who aspire to life-long learning.

A Baltimore native, I am a long-suffering Orioles’ fan who believes that the greatest quarterback in Colts’ history will always be Johnny Unitas.


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