I am currently Superintendent/Chief School Administrator of the K-12 Kenilworth School District in northern New Jersey. I obtained my doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and other degrees from Rutgers University. My website is http://www.dynamicschools.net. Below are sources of additional information about me and samples of my written work:
My blog is dedicated to sharing what I have learned from my failures and successes based on 19 years of work in the education field. I specifically aim to help current school leaders and leaders-in-training who want to create dynamic learning communities (a lot of my work is based on the principles espoused by Roland Barth) that successfully promote social, emotional and academic achievement.
Areas of Expertise
Technolgy Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Leaderhship
An idea worth spreading
Schools adjusted to turn-of-the-20th Century changes by adapting curricula to keep pace with industrial and expansion needs. Science and mathematics were introduced on a greater scale and fused with the humanities (language and literature were the foundations of American curricula up until this point). Today's response to the onset of media and information technology has been assumed by the 21st Century curricula movement (see The Partnership for 21st Century Skills and others for the best examples of the way America's schools have begun to shape their programs) and is working hard to influence how we prepare children for this new age. Prepare students to embrace new technologies we might, but how have schools and school districts changed the way they govern so that they combat the challenges 21st Century citizens will confront as this paradigm shift consumes our lives on the scale the industrial age and westward expansion did for 19th-20th Century citizens?
Talk to me about
Learning communities that promote SEL
Instructional technology that transforms classrooms
Promoting shared ownership to promote healthy learning communities
My TED story
My TED story is unwritten. I love all that the organization stands for and has done already for society. It is my hope that I will be able to contribute as much as I have learned from TED.