Brad Fountain began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. Having spent the previous 15+ years working with technology on his own time, he quickly began finding ways to implement his technology skills into classroom instruction. He participated in many of the first Internet classroom projects including the first MayaQuest online adventure. After six years as a classroom teacher, he became the lead technology facilitator for a rural school along the coast of North Carolina. There he provided staff development and helped to author one of the first technology assessment programs for teachers in the state of North Carolina. He then moved to Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he served as an administrator of the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003.
Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC, NCAECT, SC EdTech., and the DEN National Institutes. He has also provided leadership training for school system administrators, professional development on technology integration, and hosted the DEN podcast.
I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.
Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools