I am a pioneer in the use of blogs and podcasts in K-12 education and am author of RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts and Wikis in the Classroom which documented a number of projects I implemented as an instructional technologist in the Richmond, Virginia area. I have specialized in using Apple technologies for over twenty-five years to support my creative pursuits in music composition, writing, photography, and video editing.
My professional experience has focused in areas diverse as professional learning, organizational development, strategic planning, and instructional design and delivery for both school-age children and adults. In my work I have championed values-based leadership and have taken great pride in helping others maximize their potential.
I currently work for the Virginia Department of Education, focused on supporting professional learning with the Commonwealth’s Canvas LMS. In addition, I’m in charge of organizational development for the agency and am managing the Bridging the Gap project.
Opinions shared on this site are my own.
I attended Avon Lake High School—Ohio, the University of Rochester—New York, Case Western Reserve University—Cleveland, Ohio, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Blacksburg, Virginia, and Virgina Commonwealth University—Richmond, Virginia. In my life outside of work, I’m probably best described as a connoisseur of baroque and early-classical music, with a special love for the music of J.S. Bach. I regularly review recordings as an indulgent hobby.
- John’s Podcast: Bachcast
- John’s Music Reviews: Biberfan, Audiophile Audition