The main author of this weblog is Paul Cancellieri, a thirty-something father of two who began his professional life with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and a Masters of Science in Botany. After spending several years in a laboratory setting, he made the decision to follow his heart into the classroom as a middle school science teacher.
For twelve years, Paul has taught middle school science at public year-round middle schools in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned National Board Certification in 2006. Paul uses web-based tools to engage his students in digital conversations, and conducts technology workshops for his fellow educators. Paul has been selected by his peers as Teacher of the Year on two occassions.
Since the fall of 2012, he has been one of the founding faculty members at Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy, a public single-gender, grade 8-13 school that offers accelerated curriculum and early college programs.
You can read some of the fruit of his previous life as a marine ecology researcher in the journals Environmental Health Perspectives and Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Paul also writes for SmartBlogs Education and Common Sense Media.