Mark Barnes is a longtime educator, bestselling author, Founder of Times 10 Publications and the creator of the internationally-renowned Hack Learning Series and the Lead Forward Series. Mark is the author of six education books, including Assessment 3.0, Role Reversal (a 2013 Best Professional Book), and two books in Corwin’s Connected Educators Series.
Mark co-authored Hack Learning’s Flagship Book: Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School — a Benjamin Franklin award winner. In addition to making Times 10 a recognized leader in progressive education publishing, Mark is creating global partnerships, in an effort to galvanize educators, by leveraging 21st-century tools and strategies in order to meet the needs of all learners, especially the marginalized. Follow Mark on Twitter, @markbarnes19.
Dr. Sanée Bell is the principal of Morton Ranch Junior High in Katy, Texas and the author of Be Excellent on Purpose, the Flagship book in the Lead Forward Series (Times 10, 2019). She has served as an administrator since 2005 at both the elementary and secondary levels. She taught middle school and high school English and also coached girls basketball.
Sanée was recognized as the 2015 Katy ISD Elementary Principal of the Year. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She is co-author and co-editor of the Education Write Now Series, and she is featured in the internationally-renowned book Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. Sanée is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and she also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning, and school culture. Follow @saneebell.
Jennifer Gonzalez: A former middle-school language arts teacher and college-level teacher of teachers, Jennifer is the co-author of the bestselling first book in the Hack Learning Series: Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School (Times 10 Publications, 2015) and author of The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Jennifer is the publisher of the popular education site Cult of Pedagogy, and her Cult of Pedagogy podcast is often ranked in the Top 10 on iTunes. She is also a mother of 3. All of these experiences make her what she is now: Devoted full-time to helping teachers do their work better. Follow @cultofpedagogy.
Angela Stockman is the author of the bestselling Make Writing: 5 Strategies That Turn Writer’s Workshop Into a Maker Space, Hacking the Writing Workshop Workshop, and co-author of Hacking School Culture (Times 10, 2018). A former English teacher and founder of the WNY Young Writer’s Studio in Buffalo, Angela brings a unique combination of experience and expertise to the Hack Learning family. She is a renowned blogger and an education consultant with expertise in curriculum design, instructional coaching, and assessment. Learn more about her at Angelastockman.com. Follow @angelastockman.
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is the creator and author of The 30 Goals Challenge, co-founder of one of Twitter’s first major live chats — #edchat — Bammy Award winner, National Association of Professional Women’s Woman of the Year, and a Top 10 Most Influential in EdTech honoree. Author of Hacking Digital Learning Strategies (2017), Shelly has been recognized by The New York Times, NPR, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education. Shelly has taught and presented on numerous education topics in over 20 countries, making her arguably the most popular global educator in the world. Follow Shelly on Twitter, @ShellTerrell.
Starr Sackstein is arguably the world’s leading authority on the no-grades classroom. She is a longtime teacher and author of six education books, including the bestselling Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School and Hacking Homework: 10 Strategies that Inspire Learning Outside of School. She produces EdWeek’s popular blog Work in Progress and co-moderates the popular #sunchat on Twitter. Starr is a 2014 Bammy Awards finalist for Secondary High School Educator. A global voice of change in how learning is assessed, Starr co-moderates the Teachers Throwing Out Grades Facebook group. Follow @mssackstein.
Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time author and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is the author of several books published by ASCD, most recently Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan: How do I plan for meaningful student learning?
He is a contributing author to the Solution Tree series Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy and his latest book is Hacking the Common Core, the fourth book in the Hack Learning series, and Hacking Instructional Design, Book 21 in the series. For contact and booking information, visit The Digigogy Collaborative (digigogy.com) or find Michael on Twitter (@fisher1000).
Dr. Tony Sinanis is a superintendent in New York State and former Lead Learner at National Blue Ribbon School Cantiague Elementary in Jericho, New York. He is co-author of Hacking Leadership (Book 5 in the popular Hack Learning Series) and The Power of Branding and Principal Professional Development (Corwin Press). Tony is the 2014 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year and the 2013 Bammy Awards’ National Elementary School Principal of the Year.
As part of his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Tony explored the relationship between active participation on Twitter and the professional development of principals. @TonySinanis is the founder and co-moderator of #NYedchat. Tony also co-hosts the Successful Schools podcast with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo. Most important, Tony is a proud dad to Paul. Follow Tony on Twitter at @tonysinanis.
Chrissy Romano is dedicated to teaching the whole child, stimulating and supporting innovation in classrooms, and strives to provide authentic learning experiences for her students. Her true passion lies in nurturing the quiet kids, those that tend to fall through the cracks, those that truly need a champion to support and advocate for them.
She is the author of Quiet Kids Count, Book 3 in the Lead Forward Series, which presents stories and strategies to make space for the quiet kids and find ways to amplify their voices and unleash their true potential. Connect with her at #CoffeeEdu each month in Park Ridge, NJ, online @TheConnectedEdu or follow the hashtag #QuietKidsCount.
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin. He is a US Department of Education Future Ready Superintendent and two-time Bammy Award Finalist for Superintendent of the Year. Joe is co-author of Hacking Leadership (Book 5 in the popular Hack Learning Series) and co-author of The Power of Branding and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age.
Joe has attended a Leadership Summit at the White House and has been a featured speaker in multiple states in the areas of Advancing the Use of Social Media in School Districts, Creating a Culture of Yes, Professional Growth for Staff, and Organizational and Systems Change. He is also the co-host of the popular Successful Schools Podcast. Follow @joesanfelippofc.
Connie Hamilton Ed.S. is the author of Hacking Questions and co-author of Hacking Homework. She is a K-12 curriculum director and educational consultant who lives in West Michigan with her husband Paul and three children, Paul III, Luke, and Allie. Connie is passionate (and a little geeky) about professional learning, particularly in the area of instructional practices such as questioning and student engagement.
Connie takes a big picture approach when collaborating with districts across the USA to create systems that connect current and new initiatives. Her mission is to consistently build on the knowledge teachers have and avoid the feeling that they have “one more thing” on their full plates. Connie is a welcome addition to the Hack Learning family and you can connect with her at www.conniehamilton.net or #HackingQs on Twitter. Follow @conniehamilton.
Brad Weinstein is a co-author of the Washington Post Bestseller Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. He is the creator of @teachergoals, one of the most popular educational accounts in the world on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Brad served as principal for two years at Irvington Preparatory Academy on the eastside of Indianapolis. Before being principal, Brad taught for 11 years, including roles as a coach and STEM department chair. He won Teacher of the Year in 2016 at Zionsville West Middle School in Whitestown, Indiana. Brad holds a B.A. in Education from Purdue University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University, and completed a Principal Licensure Program from Indiana Wesleyan University. Brad currently works as an administrator at the Purdue Polytechnic High School Network in Indianapolis, Indiana as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Follow him on Twitter @weinsteinEDU.
Christine Ravesi-Weinstein is the author of Anxious (Times 10, 2020). She is a speaker and educational leader and currently serves as a high school Assistant Principal. Previously, Christine was a high school science department chair for four years and classroom teacher for 15.
Her work outside of her district includes various publications for eSchool News and the Teach Better Team. Christine is passionate about mental health advocacy for students of all ages. Follow her on Twitter @RavesiWeinstein and on YouTube.
Gerard Dawson is the author of Hacking Literacy. He teaches English and Journalism to students in grades 9-12 at Hightstown High School in New Jersey. Gerard is a contributing author to the Talks With Teachers publication The Best Lesson Series: Literature, and his work has appeared in The New York Times Learning Network, Edutopia, Brilliant or Insane, Talks With Teachers as well as his blog. He believes in technology’s power to revolutionize learning and offers a free online course for teachers: “How to Put Feedback First for Student Learning.” Gerard lives in New Jersey with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Gerard. Follow @gerarddawson3.
Nathan Maynard is a co-author of Washington Post Bestseller Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. Nathan studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University and has been in the field for over ten years working with at-risk populations. He was awarded “Youth Worker of the Year” in Indiana for dedicating his time with helping underserved and underprivileged youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
Nathan has been facilitating restorative practices for over ten years in a wide range of educational settings. He is passionate about addressing the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the achievement gap through implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices. Nathan has expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Youth Development, Restorative Justice, and Trauma-Informed building practices to assist with creating positive school climates. He currently works as an administrator at Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis, Indiana as the Dean of Culture. Follow Nathan on Twitter @nmaynardEDU.
Suzy Brooks is the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. She is the co-author of Modern Mentor: Reimagining Mentorship in Education (Times 10, 2019). Additionally, Suzy provides hands-on workshops and interactive keynotes for educators at local, regional and national venues.
Her work in blended learning, student engagement and social media has been featured by EdWeek, EdTechTeacher, NBC News’ Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, Tech & Learning, Intel, Chevrolet and ISTE.
Suzy is President of Massachusetts ASCD, a visiting lecturer at Fitchburg State University, a MassCUE Pathfinder, and an NEA Pin-spirational Teacher. Suzy enjoys blogging at TechnicallyInvisible.com and is active on Twitter @SimplySuzy.
Jim Sturtevant is a veteran classroom teacher and author of Hacking Engagement (Times 10, 2016) Hacking Engagement Again (Times 10, 2017), and Teach in Magenta (Times 10, 2020). Jim is also the author of You’ve Gotta Connect (Incentive Publications, 2014), which launched him into the national spotlight as an expert in rapport-building in schools and engaging even the most reluctant learners.
Jim’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Edutopia, Principal Leadership, Ohio Schools Magazine, Talks With Teachers, Join Up Dots, and many other education resources. Jim lives in Ohio with his wife Penny Sturtevant, a middle school principal. Stay in touch with Jim on Twitter @jamessturtevant and subscribe to his popular Hacking Engagement podcast here.
Ross Cooper is co-author of the internationally-renowned Hacking Project-Based Learning. Ross is the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher and popular speaker. His passions are inquiry-based learning and quality professional development. He blogs about these topics at rosscoops31.com. Also, he regularly engages in speaking, consulting, and presenting. He has conducted keynotes, speaking engagements, and workshops. A list of what he has previously offered, and testimonials, can be found on his blog. When he is not working, he enjoys eating steak and pizza, exercising, reading books, and playing on his computer. Please feel free to connect with him via email, RossCoops31@gmail.com, and/or Twitter, @RossCoops31.
Erin Murphy is co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom, and she regularly consults with other leaders and learners regarding literacy, learning, and leadership. She is a proud graduate of Penn State University’s Professional Development School, where she was trained in inquiry-based instructional approaches. Erin spent four years as a middle school assistant principal and has classroom experiences ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade. Currently, Erin has the pleasure of serving as the Supervisor of Teaching & Learning for the Humanities subjects in the East Penn School District. Erin, her husband, and her two curious daughters reside in Pennsylvania, and the family enjoys spending time gardening, watching football, and playing board games. Follow Erin on Twitter at MurphysMusings5.
Brad Currie is the co-author of Hacking Google For Educators (2017). Brad, the Supervisor of Instruction and Dean of Students for the Chester School District in Chester, NJ, is the 2017 NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year. He is also the Founding Partner for Evolving Educators LLC. Brad has been in education for over 15 years as a coach, teacher, and administrator. He is a 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Educator, Google Education Trainer, author of All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Parents, Educators, and Communities; Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development; and 140 Twitter Tips for Educators. Follow Brad on Twitter, @BradMCurrie
Elizabeth Fisher is an educational consultant and co-author of the Hacking Instructional Design (Times 10, 2018). Liz specializes in literacy, English Language Arts, and curriculum design. She works with teachers and administrators across Western New York helping them improve their professional practices. You can contact her via Twitter @elizabethfisher.
Billy Krakower is the co-author of Hacking Google For Educators (2017). He is part of ASCD’s 2014 Emerging Leaders Class, a Google Educator and a Microsoft Office Specialist. Billy has also written Connecting Your Students with The World and Using Technology to Engage Students with Disabilities.
He has presented on such topics as Connecting Beyond the Classroom, Twitter & You, Tech Tools to use for the PARCC, Google Hangouts, Edmodo and The Science Behind a Mystery Location Call. Follow Billy on Twitter, @wkrakower
Scott Rocco, Ed.D. is the co-author of Hacking Google For Educators (2017). Scott is a Superintendent in New Jersey, adjunct professor, co-founder/co-moderator of #Satchat on Twitter, an EdCampNJ organizer, presenter, and keynote speaker. He is dedicated to positively and productively engaging educators in a dialogue that improves student learning, enhances instruction, and creates effective learning environments for all who attend and work in schools. Follow Scott on Twitter, @ScottRRocco.
Kimberley Moran is the author of Hacking Parenthood (2017) and editor at We Are Teachers, We Are Parents, and School Leaders Now. She is a former classroom teacher, gifted and talented teacher, and literacy coach. Kimberley is the author of many pieces on parenting and education in outlets like Good Magazine, Pubic Radio International, The Week, Parent.co, and She Knows. Kimberley has also worked for several nonprofits like United Way, American Red Cross, Rippleffect, and Opportunity Alliance. She is the mother of a son and a daughter, is married and lives in a yellow house by a river in Maine. Follow her on Twitter at @parentmantras and engage with her on the #parentmantras Twitter feed.
Mike Roberts is the author of Chasing Greatness (2019) and Hacking Classroom Management (2018). He is a longtime middle school educator and 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. A featured columnist in the English Journal, Mike is also the co-author of The New Science Teacher’s Handbook: What You Didn’t Learn From Student Teaching. Mike also teaches college classes focused on classroom management and literacy in the content areas. When he’s not teaching or presenting, Mike can usually be found running ultra-marathons in the mountains. And even after all these years, he’s still not sure which takes more energy…a week with 8th graders or running a 100 mile race. Follow Mike on Twitter @BaldRoberts.
Denis Sheeran is the author of Hacking Mathematics (2018) and Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons and is a well-known national speaker. Denis is a Google Certified Educator, Chromebook in the Classroom trainer, Smartboard and Smart Notebook trainer. He has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education with a minor in Music and is an adjunct Professor of Statistics at the County College of Morris. Denis is now the supervisor of mathematics, K-12, in Chatham, NJ after having taught high school math, from Algebra to Advanced Placement, for 13 years Lake Forest High School, in Lake Forest, IL. Denis lives in Sparta, NJ with his wife, four children, and his litter box trained dog, Scout. Follow him on Twitter at @mathdenisNJ.
Ellen Feig Gray, M.A. is co-author of Hacking School Culture (2018). She is a Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, parent coach, and workshop leader who is passionate about helping families flourish. Ellen combines her knowledge and expertise in psychology, child development, education, research, and insights from the wisdom traditions, along with her own life experience raising a “one-of-a-kind” child, to guide parents in cultivating their family’s well being, happiness and success. She founded Parent with Perspective to provide practical wisdom and “professional development” for parents, as well as those who work with or care for young people. Follow Ellen on her PwP blog and on Twitter at @parentwperspect.
Dr. Matthew X. Joseph is co-author of Modern Mentor (Times 10, 2019). He has collected incredible insights on how best to support teaching and learning, and his work has led to nationally published articles and opportunities to speak at multiple state and national events. He has been a school and district leader in many capacities in public education over his twenty-five years in the field, with experiences such as being the director of digital learning and innovation, an elementary school principal, a class- room teacher, and a district professional development specialist.
Matt currently serves as the director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in Leicester Public Schools. He earned a master’s degree in special education and administration and has his Ed.D. in educational leadership from Boston College. Follow him on on Twitter @matthewxjoseph and visit his blog techinnovation.live.
Adam Chamberlin, co-author of Quit Point, has worked in both private and public sectors of education and currently teaches high school social studies at Franklin Heights High School in Columbus, Ohio. He serves on leadership committees at both building and district levels, as well as a national presenter at professional education conferences.
Adam is the co-founder of Pomme LLC, an educational consulting firm. He lives in central Ohio with his wife and two sons.
Sveti Matejic is the co-author of Quit Point. He teaches history at Franklin Heights High School in Columbus, Ohio, where he began his career in 2004. He is a recipient of the Teacher of the Year award and District Ambassador Award for his frequent presentations at professional conferences. He is also a department chair and member of the district curriculum committee. Sveti also pursues his interest in teaching and working with young people through coaching. He has 16 years experience in youth soccer and currently coaches with Ohio Premier. Sveti is also the co-founder of Pomme LLC, an educational consulting firm.
Chuck Poole is a veteran teacher and has made it his mission to inspire and encourage teachers all over the world to be the best they can be. He is the visionary behind Teachonomy.com, and the host of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. Chuck is the author of uNforgettable: Your Roadmap to Being the Teacher They Never Forget.
Chuck lives in New Jersey with his wife and enjoys mentoring, creating laughter in the classroom, and the continued pursuit of his next adventure. Follow @cpoole27.
Kristina A. Holzweiss is the co-author of Hacking School Libraries. She is a certified school librarian, education technology specialist, and secondary English teacher. Kristina is the School Library Journal/Scholastic School Librarian of Year (2015), National School Board “20 to Watch” (2017), and Library Journal Mover and Shaker (2018). An active member of the national organization Nation of Makers, Kristina is the president of the Long Island LEADS non-profit and the founder of SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker Expo. She is a keynote speaker, a professional developer, and the co-author of eight Scholastic makerspace books for elementary students. She blogs at Bunhead with Duct Tape, tweets at @lieberrian, and shares through instagram at @lieberrian. Most important, Kristina advocates for posthumous diplomas for high school students in memory of her sister Laryssa.
Stony Evans, is the co-author of Hacking School Libraries and a teacher librarian at Bethel Middle School in Alexander, Arkansas. Stony received the Arkansas Library Association’s Retta Patrick Award in 2017. He was a finalist for the AASL’s 2017 Sensational Student Voice Social Media Superstar award. He is the 2013 Arkansas Association of Instructional Media’s Library Media Specialist of the Year and has been a school library advocacy columnist for School Library Connection magazine since 2015.
Stony is a contributor to Using Social Media to Build Library Communities: A LITA Guide. Visit his blog at librarymediatechtalk.blogspot.
Michelle Blanchet is co-author of The Startup Teacher (Times 10, 2020) and an educator and social entrepreneur striving to improve how we treat, train, and value our teachers. After ten years of experience working with young people, she founded the Educators’ Lab, which supports teacher-driven solutions to educational challenges. Michelle earned a master’s in international relations from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. She has taught social studies in Switzerland and the U.S. and has presented at numerous events, including SXSWedu and TEDxLausanne. Michelle is a part of the Global Shaper Community of the World Economic Forum. She has worked with organizations like PBS Education, the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, Ashoka, and the Center for Curriculum Redesign. Follow Michelle on Twitter @educatorslab.
Karen Terwilliger is the co-author of Hacking Learning Centers and a seasoned sixth grade English and social studies teacher in the George Washington Intermediate school in West Hempstead, New York. She has written sixth grade English curriculum and served as a mentor to new teachers. Her experience as a kindergarten teacher has inspired her to bring student voice and choice with station learning into the middle school and intermediate school settings.
You can reach out to her at email@example.com and on Twitter @MrsKTerwilliger.
Shveta Miller is the author of Hacking Graphic Novels (Times 10, 2021). She taught high school English Language Arts in NYC public schools and at a few colleges throughout Asia, where she honed the process of teaching students how to critically read and craft texts of all kinds, from tv sitcom scripts to graphic narratives and parodies of classic novels. Now a teacher leader and literacy specialist, she presents nationally on research-based instructional practices and coaches teachers in their classrooms and online. She designs professional learning courses and resources for some of the nation’s largest K-12 companies. Her articles about teaching and learning have appeared on popular education sites like Cult of Pedagogy, Chalkbeat, and Shaped: The HMH Blog. Learn more about her at ShvetaMiller.com, and find her on Twitter @ShvetaMiller.
Amber Harper is the author of Hacking Teacher Burnout (Times 10, 2020). She is an educator, Google Certified Trainer, and Teacher Burnout Coach whose mission is to Activate Educator Self-Empowerment. She’s the founder of burnedinteacher.com and creator of Burned-In Teacher Coaching and EdTech Consulting where she has joined her two loves: innovation in the classroom and her obsession with helping educators go from burned-out to BURNED-IN. She hosts a weekly podcast dedicated to action, inspiration, and support for teachers dealing with teacher burnout called The Burned-In Teacher Podcast. Follow her on Twitter @BurnedinTeacher.
Darcy Bakkegard is co-author of The Startup Teacher (Times 10, 2020). She is the Teacher Ambassador for Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, ND where she leads professional development workshops, webinars, and 1:1 training for teachers across the state. With 10 years of experience teaching English and Theatre in public and private, rural and suburban, and international schools, she has taught every type of learner. Building from a BA in Theatre and years in educational theatre, Darcy specializes in interactive strategies for the classroom and how to build meaningful relationships with students. Darcy is a Level 1 Certified Google Educator and EdPuzzle Certified Teacher. She is an experienced international presenter. Follow her on Twitter @DBakkegard.
Jennifer Jas is Director of Product Development at Times 10 Publications, where she shepherds books from idea to published work. She is a professional editor, proofreader, and writer who has worked on virtually every project ever produced by Times 10. Through her nonfiction editing service, Words with Jas, she loves to help authors and organizations share their books and messages with the world brilliantly and accurately. She has edited dozens of nonfiction books plus thousands of other projects including blogs, presentations, marketing materials, and website content.
Steve Plummer has been in the book design industry for more than 15 years. Steve has designed the interior pages for every paperback, hardcover and eBook published by Times 10. He works for large and small publishing companies around the U.S. and says of his craft, “The goal of creating a beautiful book is to give the reader a sense of quality and a lasting impression.”
When not designing books, Steve enjoys golf and exercise. In 2012 he rode a bicycle from coast to coast as an adventure and supported his trip by designing books along the way (now that’s how you hack learning and physical fitness). Learn more about Steve’s work at www.spbookdesign.com.
Carrie White-Parrish is a dreamer, a rebel, and an unapologetic bibliophile. She has also been involved in the publishing industry for over twenty years, as an editor, author, and publisher, and owns and runs Glass House Press, a small traditional publisher, and Eleven & Company, a boutique editing and consulting firm. She specializes in developmental-level edits for Times 10, and focuses on helping authors develop their manuscripts for the best possible impact.
When she’s not editing or publishing, you can find her taking over the world, spoiling her many pets, or traveling the globe with her beloved husband.