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If you weren't in education, what do you think you'd be doing and why?
I dunno. Honestly. I have wanted to be involved in education since I was a kid. But if I had to guess, it might be working on race cars.
When you were a kid, you wanted to be a ______? Why?
Fireman. They are so cool!
What's your idea of happiness?
Spending time with my family, traveling. I love exploring new places with my daughter and wife.
Twitter changed my life because:
It opened so many doors for me and I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful educators from around the globe.
What are your favorite books and authors?
Harry Potter, The World Is Flat, Education Nation
The teacher who had the biggest impact on me and why:
Ms. Carroll, my high school Algebra teacher. She knew before I did that I was going to be an educator.
If you were dictator and had total control, tomorrow education would:
Designed by kids and teachers that promotes an atmosphere that allows every student to succeed.
If you could live anywhere other than where you are, it would be:
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, perhaps out west. Certainly it would be some place with lots of land.
The biggest problem with K-12 education is:
People who have no business deciding what is best for the classroom having all the power.
Do you have a motto you live by?
Be Awesome Today!
I've always wanted to visit:
What are your most treasured possessions?
Probably my set of racing collectables.
If you never had to worry about making money, what would you do?
Travel. Talk to teachers. Spend more time in the classroom.
What kind of kid were you in high school?
I was in band. Played the Tuba and was tops in my class.
What's the best piece of advice someone ever gave you?
Always look at everything as an opportunity to be great and do great doing it.