With years of experience as a classroom teacher, building administrator, and CTO, I bring unique perspectives and insight to my writing.
Staying abreast of the K12 and higher education technology space and developing deep relationships with industry, district, and higher ed leaders, my work reflects the challenges and successes we face to ensure our students have the best educational experience.
Writing for national publications, software companies, and non-profit organizations, my work focuses on edtech topics that span from literacy to student safety.
Whether white papers, eBooks, op-eds, or website content, I work with clients to produce quality, highly-read content that supports the organization’s goals and mission.
A vetted, strategic cybersecurity plan helped one school district successfully push back against cyberattackers. The annual back-to-school superintendent conference day on Sept. 3, 2019, at New York’s Monroe-Woodbury Central School District should have been one of excitement and reconnection for staff and…MoreBest Practices for Stopping Ransomware Attacks Read more
Originally Published: Tech&Learning Austin, Texas, is a place of eclectic music, beautiful lakes, superb Tex-Mex and BBQ restaurants, and on June 14-16, 2021, it will host the second annual Digital Learning Annual Conference (DLAC). This innovative conference will focus on…MoreDigital Learning Annual Conference DLAC 2021: A Preview Read more
Originally Published:Tech&Learning With live, interactive, and immersive learning sessions, featured voices, playgrounds, poster sessions, and an expo hall, this virtual ISTE conference exemplifies that “the show must go on!” For those of us still energized and inspired from attending the…MoreISTELive 21 Preview: Designing a New Learning Landscape Read more
The 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation report released by CoSN selected the most critical Hurdles (challenges), Accelerators (mega-trends), and Tech Enablers (tools) that school districts are facing with personalized learning, innovation, and digital equity. In a recent edWebinar, sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and AASA, education leaders…MoreLeading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World Read more
About one in five kids will exhibit some type of severe social-emotional behavioral symptoms that would qualify for some level of support. And yet, very early since the pandemic began, there has been over a 20% increase of kids experiencing…MoreLeveraging Social-Emotional Behavior Data to Plan for Next Year Read more
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, blended learning is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media and traditional face-to-face teaching. As stated by Ann McMullan, Project Director for CoSN’s EmpowerED Superintendent Initiative, the world…MoreLeading Learning in a Blended Environment Read more
Originally Published: Tech Learning Well into 2023, it is disheartening to know that K-12 institutions continue to be one of the primary targets of cybersecurity attacks. Cyberattacks such as DDoS, phishing, data breaches, password attacks, man-in-middle attack, and malware on school districts have resulted in monetary losses, the need for additional recovery resources, and loss…
Originally Published:EdTech Magazine K–12 districts are investing a larger portion of their budgets in new security technologies to create safer environments for their school communities. A 2020 study conducted by Omdia on behalf of the Security Industry Association showed the market for physical security equipment in K–12 and higher education was $716 million in 2020. The K–12…
Originally Published: Tech&Learning The pandemic turned the brick-and-mortar model of teaching and learning on its head. Before March 2020, credit recovery, remediation, and advanced coursework were the main reasons for virtual learning in K-12. However, when schools shifted to emergency remote learning, students and educators experienced teaching and learning in which video conferencing, online assessments,…