About the Author

Barry McRaith

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.

Leading — and led by — an exceptionally skilled and abundantly generous team, the author is designing 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. Stay tuned.

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