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Eric Sheninger

Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP).  Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School.  Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices.  Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.  

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.  As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker.  His main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.

Eric is a CDE Top 30 award receipient (2014), Bammy Award winner (2013), NASSP Digital Principal Award winner (2012)PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient (2012), winner of Learning Forward's Excellence in Professional Practice Award (2012), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar.  He has authored and co-authored the following:

§  Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times  

§  Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals

§  What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science

He has also contributed on education for the Huffington Post, co-created the Edscape Conference, sits on the FEA Board of Directors, and was named to the NSBA "20 to Watch" list in 2010 for technology leadership. TIME Magazine also identified Eric as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014.  He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders embrace and effectively utilize technology. His blog, A Principal's Reflections, was selected as Best School Administrator Blog in 2013 and 2011 by Edublogs.

Contact Eric at esheninger@gmail.com



 Juliana Meehan

Juliana has taught English language arts for sixteen years to students in grades five through twelve in several districts in Bergen County, New Jersey.  She currently teaches sixth grade at Tenafly Middle School. 

Her experience has been that students of all ages are capable of astounding achievements when they are afforded the freedom to choose how to demonstrate their learning and given caring, diligent teachers.  She continually seeks ways to differentiate instruction and use the technology that students embrace to help them learn.  She observes that, while students are masters of the many new tech tools for entertainment and peer communication, they need teachers to help them use those tools for intellectual growth.  As co-advisor to Tenafly Middle School's Citizens of the World Club she works with colleagues to foster global awareness and citizenship in her students, utilizing technology to connect, learn, and collaborate with teachers and students around the world and take action on global citizenship issues, like helping to build a dormitory  for a school in Uganda and helping a school in Ghana to stay connected via the Internet.
As part of her
 NJ EXCEL  course work for principal's certification, Juliana began working with Eric.  Their collaboration has resulted in the piloting of what has become known as the IOCS Program at New Milford High School.

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