About

I am the principal of Northern Hills Middle School, a 7th/8th grade school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My passion has been in empathy-based hacking towards Deeper Learning in schools using Project Based Learning! In addition, I have been working with schools to create cultures of thinking based on the work of Dr. Ron Ritchhart from Harvard’s Project Zero. I received his Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University with a research focus on teacher learning in informal and formal settings.