From his earliest days as a middle school teacher, Brian embraced technology's vast potential in students' learning experiences. This interest eventually led to a job in New Orleans at Trinity Episcopal School as the Director of Technology. There, he led in the development of a growing technology program for seven years--the last of which was focused on sustaining ties within the school community during and in the months following Hurricane Katrina.
Eager to share his experiences as an educator, technology director, and parent, and keen on developing his thinking, Brian began engaging with schools nationally and internationally through his work as an education consultant and his development of a vast global learning community. In addition to his mentoring in various schools and districts, he also led keynotes and hands-on presentations in schools and at conferences across the United States, in Canada, in Europe, and in Asia. Some of these events include the Building Learning Communities Conference (BLC), the Cisco-sponsored Smithsonian American Art Museum Teacher Institute, the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators Conference (LACUE), the European League for Middle-Level Educators Conference (ELMLE), and Practical Pedagogies. He's also been a co-lecturer for an Executive Doctoral Program for K-12 School Administration at Seton Hall University.
While continuing to consult and present, Brian's focus is back at Trinity Episcopal School as its Learning Design Coordinator, where he collaborates with an adventurous team of educators who are currently reimagining and revisioning their deeply held beliefs about teaching and learning. This ongoing work will be supported through his 2018-19 fellowship opportunity with Leadership+Design.