South Dakota TIES, Keynote 2019

Association of Middle-Level Educators

NELA: Northeast Leadership Academy 2015, 2017, 2018

Edcamp Rowan-Salisbury Schools 2015 **

North Carolina Distinguished Leadership Practice Digital Leadership Cohort: 2014, Closing Keynote

Featured Speaker

NCTIES, Featured Speaker

NELA: Northeast Leadership Academy 2014

NCPAPAEffective Coaching Strategies For Monitoring Learning and Teaching

Featured Works

Association of Middle Level Educators



Center for Digital Education –  5 Key Ingredients for Digital Leadership

Digital Learning Leader Resetting Academic Approach

Converge Magazine: Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media


Association of Middle-Level Educators [AMLE]
Creating a Vibrant, Collaborative Vertical Planning Event
Providing Leadership and Structure of Support
Valuing the Conversations

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

#mschat [AMLE] Real Talks about Race: Embrace Your Role – Twitter Chat and Zoom

WeVideo – Promoting Equity and Justice in Education Video Link 

Keynote NC Association of Compensatory Educators, 2016


National Association of Secondary School Principals 2015
Digital Leadership is Instructional Leadership

Pennsylvania Elementary Secondary School Principals 2014
Digital Tools for Digital Leaders

Sandhills Leadership Institute 2013 [Joint pres with @dlourcey]
The Networked Leader-PLN2

GaETC [Georgia Educational Technology Conference] 2012
Developing Your PLN: An Essential Function of a 21st Century Educator

NC Middle School Association Conference 2012
Grow Your School with Social Media

NCASCD Conference 2012
Innovative Practices with Social Media

NC Middle School Association 2012
Social Media/2.0 Tools for Instructional Supervision

NC Summer Leadership Conference 2011
Social Media/2.0 Tools for Instructional Supervision

EdTech Conference – University of Mary Washington 2011
Social Media/2.0 Tools for Instructional Supervision

NCASCD Conference 2010
2.0 Leadership

Parent Presentation
Digital Footprints

Lasting Learning with David Schmittou

Start Your Revolution
Link to Podcast


Education Talk Radio

Empowering Change in Our Schools
Link to Podcast

Kids Deserve It

Link to Podcast

Conversation on Improving School Culture

Panel interview on ways to improve school culture. Link to Podcast

Leading Your School Culture Shift
Sharing practical, strategic steps to help build an innovative learning culture. Link to Podcast


Leading an Educational Revolution

Interview with co-author, Darren Ellwein, about our revolutionary work in schools. Link to Podcast

Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast

Inspect What You Expect
Link to Podcast

Listen to the Lead the Way with Dr. Bill Ziegler

Building Compassionate & Empathetic Students – Link to Podcast

Reimagining Middle School Leadership – Link to Podcast

Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones

The Revolution
Link to Podcast

Aspiring: The Leadership Development Podcast

Leading the Revolution

Link to Podcast

Teach Better Talk

Start a Revolution

Link to Podcast


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