The author has loved being an educator, choosing to teach and lead within a variety of urban secondary schools: public (charter, magnet, and test-based selective enrollment), Catholic, and Yeshiva. Additionally, the author has taught university courses for future educators and community-based writing workshops for adolescents. The author has been awarded masters degrees in English (Northwestern University) and Educational Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation (University of Illinois – Chicago).
Honored to receive teaching awards and recognitions throughout his career, his greatest honor is the quiet, knowing smile of the student who, when challenging himself/herself beyond that which was imagined, accomplishes. For the author, the transcendent power of learning originates in those moments.
Presently, the author is designing and building a unique and powerful educational technology, The Purple Pen. Through a cloud-based platform for blended learning, The Purple Pen facilitates a unique and dynamic approach to Design • Learn • Evaluate. The author, now designer and builder, is grateful to be assisted by the exceptional skills and abundant generosity of many.