Author of The Relevant Educator, I am a former Adjunct Professor of Education at St Joseph's College in New York. I came to that position after 34 years as a secondary English teacher in the Public School system. I was also a leader in my New York State United Teacher Locals for 30 years.
I am the Social Media Consultant and former Contributing Editor for SmartBlog on Education by SmartBrief.
I am the Founder of #EDCHAT and the host of The Edchat Radio Show on the BAM Radio Network.
I founded and Own a Ning Community, The Educator's PLN.
I was a member of the Board of Directors of NYSCATE for 5 years.
I have founded a number of Education Groups on Linkedin including Technology-Using Professors Group. I have been recognized with an Edublog Award for the most Influential Educational Twitter Series, Edchat. I bog for Edutopia and have guest blogged for many blogs including: The Royal Treatment, Teacher's Reboot Camp, ASCDEdge. T.H.E. Journal, Tech & Learning Leadership.
Written with my good friend Steven Anderson, the book not only lays out the simple tools educators can use to get connected but why it's important to use these tools for professional learning, engaging classrooms and more! Filled with our own stories it's an easy read for any educator!