Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2013 - Nov 2013

Guest Lecturer

Marygrove College

Social media strategies for teachers and school leaders. 

Aug 2011 - Feb 2012

Guest Lecturer

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The best of open learning resources for teachers. 

Aug 2005 - Dec 2011

Social Studies Teacher

MSAD #17 - Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
  • ACTEM Educator of the Year - Finalist 2010
  • Piloted 1:1 laptop program at the high school level in 2006.
  • Taught the school's first blended online course.
  • Conducted technology integration workshops for staff.
  • Coordinated the "Laptop Squad" to assist teachers in the use of MacBooks as instructional tools.
  • Member of ACTEM and ISTE.
  • Teacher of US History and Contemporary World Studies.
  • Teacher of special education classes and college preparation courses.
  • Served on Subject Area Curriculum Committee.
Sep 2010 - Present


School Library Journal
  • I write a monthly column titled Cool Tools. 
  • Articles introduce readers to free technology tools that can be used in classrooms and school libraries.
Nov 2007 - Present

Owner/ Author

Free Technology for Teachers
  • Author of Free Technology for Teachers.  Reviews of services and ideas for using free web-based resources in education.
  • Winner of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Edublogs Awards for Best Resource Sharing Blog.
  • Keynote Speaker and featured presenter at numerous conferences across the United States and Canada. A current list is available here
  • Built a daily subscriber base of 100,000+ readers yielding nearly 1,000,000 monthly page views.
  • Published nine ebooks for educators including two on Google Apps for Educators.
Feb 1999 - May 2005

Operations Service Manager
  • Supervised 20-25 package handlers in the safe and efficient loading and unloading of trailers.
  • Coordinated dispatch of local and long-distance package delivery and pick-up. 
  • Recruited and hired package handlers.


May 2001 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Maine at Farmington


As a globally recognized classroom teacher and educational technology blogger, I will bring to your organization experience and ideas for improving student engagement and learning through the use of technology.


  • Fly fishing
  • Hiking
  • Volunteering at a local animal shelter. 


Jul 2013

7-12 Social Studies Teacher

Maine DOE