I serve two roles in the field of education in the state of New Hampshire. First, I am the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for SAU #16 in Exeter, NH. I am also an administrator at the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (www.vlacs.org), New Hampshire’s first and only free online school.
I am passionate about learning in a socially interactive manner, engaging students in dynamic student-centric classrooms, evolving as a learning leader, and the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. I am married to Kelli, my high school sweetheart and have three children Ben, Beth and Emma. I write and think with the following assumptions:
1. All have the capacity to learn beyond the levels artificially set by the institution of school.
2. In schools, time and resources need to be the variables, not expectations.
3. Collective intelligence is more powerful than singular.
4. We need to prepare our students for a collaborative world, not a competitive one.
5. We are at the beginning of a revolution.
6. Failure should be celebrated, provided that it is unique.
7. Listening is more important than talking.
8. Sometimes in order to lead, one has to follow.
9. In order to learn, vulnerabilities need to be shared.