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Bachelor of Arts, Government and Politics (2003)

University of Maryland - College Park

Master of Science, Educational Administration (2009)

McDaniel College

Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Program (In Progress)

Shippensburg University



Principal (2016 - Present)

Dover Area High School, Dover, PA

Assistant Principal (2011 - 2016)

Liberty High School, Eldersburg, MD


Social Studies Teacher; School Improvement Chair (2004-2011)

Winters Mill High School, Westminster, MD



Principal K-12 (Pennsylvania)

Advanced Professional Certificate (Maryland)

Administrator I and II; Social Studies 7-12

Reading and Special Education Endorsements



Emerging Leader



NASSP/Virco Maryland Assistant Principal of the Year 

National Association of Secondary School Principals


Digital Innovation in Learning Awards - Power to the People



ISTE Administrator PLN Award for Exemplary Leadership

International Society for Technology in Education


Finalist - National Secondary Principal of the Year

Academy of Education Arts and Sciences

Administrator of the Year

Learning Forward Maryland




International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Pennsylvania Principals (PAESSP)

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

Learning Forward



National Principals Conference

PDE SAS Institute


Future Ready Summit

ASCD Leadership in Legislative Advocacy

ASCD Leader to Leader Conference

EdCamp US Department of Education 

MSET Common Ground Conference 

Maryland Principals Conference 

NASSP Ignite Conference 

EdScape Conference

Maryland Assistant Principals Conference 

Model Schools Conference

EdCamp Metro DC

EdCamp Leadership

Advanced Placement Annual Conference

High School Reinvention Symposium 



Edu AllStars Interview



ESSA Leadership Workgroup - United States Department of Education

Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) - PDE and NISL

Work Group Member - Principal Leadership Development Framework, ASCD

Regional Leader, Future Ready Baltimore

Leadership Committee, ISTE SIGAdmin PLN

Advocacy Representative (Congressional Visits), ASCD

Founder/Moderator, Assistant Principal Chat (#APChat)

Founder/Moderator, Maryland EdChat (#MDEdchat)

Technology Advisory Group, NASSP

Group Leader, ASCD Emerging Leader Professional Learning Cohort

Assistant Principal Conference Planning Team, MASSP

Principal Conference Planning Team, MASSP

Member, EdCamp Maryland Planning Board

Member, MSDE Professional Learning Task Force

Proposal Review Chair, ISTE Annual Conference

Awards Reviewer, ISTE

Team Chair, Middle States Accreditation Team

Music Ed Credential Evaluator, Middle States Accreditation Team

Club Advisor Committee Chair, CCPS

Vice President, Carroll County Debate League

Advanced Placement Cohort Facilitator, Winters Mill High School



Over the past 8 years I have been asked to present or keynote at many national and state conferences as well as the United States Department of Education. Topics I have presented on include:


• Using Technology to Facilitate Professional Learning

• Creating a System of Personalized Professional Learning

• Creating a Culture of Innovation

• Fostering Creativity and Innovation through Makerspaces

• Social Media in Schools

• Transitioning and Implementing Common Core

• The Case for Connected Education

• Creating Technology-Supported Learning Environments

• Empowering Students through Student Voice​



Learning Differences: NC State University Winter 2015

Coaching Digital Learning (NC State University)

Constitutional Law (Princeton University)

Creativity, Innovation and Change (Penn State University)

Digital Learning Transitions (NC State University)

E-Learning and Digital Cultures (University of Edinburgh)

Foundations of Virtual Instruction (University of California - Irvine)

Model Thinking (University of Michigan)

Organizational Analysis (Stanford University)



"Creating a System of Personalized Professional Learning"

Journal of Staff Development, Vol. 36, No. 3 (June 2015)

Learning Forward

View PDF of Article Here


"Forget Faculty Meetings: Focus on Professional Learning"

Principal Leadership, Vol. 14, No. 7 (March 2014)

National Association of Secondary School Principals

View PDF of Article Here


"Getting Connected Is Just the First Step - Now It's Time to Lead"

ISTE Connections Blog (March 2014)

International Society for Technology in Education

View Blog Post Here


"A Leader's Resolution: Professional Fitness for the New Year"

NASSP Ignite Blog (January 2015)

National Association of Secondary School Principals

View Blog Post Here






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