Chris started his career as a high school social studies teacher in Gorham, but soon made the transition to administration. Over the years he has been a middle school principal at Cape Elizabeth, Hall-Dale, and Freeport middle schools. While in Freeport he received the A+ Administrator Award from the New England League of Middle Schools.
Six years ago Chris left public education to become a consultant. Since then he has worked with teachers and administrators all over the world. He has a special talent for helping educators understand that it takes more than hardware and software to successfully integrate technology into teaching and learning. He also teaches graduate courses for both the University of Southern Maine and Antioch New England.
Many Maine middle level educators have met Chris through his workshops, courses, as a co-director of the Middle Level Education Institute, and his series of podcasts for MLTI on leadership. In addition, Chris was one of the original contributors to the listserve Middle Web which has become AMLE/NMSA’s Middle Talk. In his Principal’s Diary on Middle Web, he shared with others his ponderings about the day-to-day decisions he had to make as a middle school principal. He continues to be an active voice in MiddleTalk, challenging participants to think reflectively about their practice.
Chris, an innovative and thoughtful educator, models best teaching practices in his presentations and courses by making them interactive and reflective. He walks the talk and continues to influence in positive ways the work of middle level educators. Congratulations Chris–A worthy recipient of the MAMLE’s Brazee Award!
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