2017 will go down as the busiest and most fulfilling times in my professional career. I was able to grow as an educator and experience so many wonderful opportunities. One of the highlights, was the release of my latest book that I wrote with Scott Rocco and Billy Krakower titled Hacking Google for Education. It’s done very well in the education genre and hopefully will continue to help educators understand the impact Google tools can have in a classroom, school, district, business, or organization.
Another great moment was experiencing the success of the 3rd Annual Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference. Hundreds of educators from around the country shared their innovative ideas on the campus of Rider University. My hope is that the 4th Annual Tomorrow's Classrooms Today Conference will be even more incredible due to the fact that, for the first time ever, it's going to be held over a two day period (May 18 and 19).
On a sad note, my friend and colleague Bob Mullen decided to retire. I was very fortunate to learn from him these past five years and I am a better educator because of what he taught me about leadership. It was great to see Bob go out on top as Black River Middle School was once again re-designated as a School to Watch.
Let's hope that 2018 will be another year to remember, not only for myself, but everyone out there trying to "fight the good fight" and helping to the promote the success of all students.