Many thanks to the talented leaders who’ve taken time out of their busy schedules to share their experience and expertise with me. This year I’ve chosen to interview a variety of educators, writers, leadership experts, and students whom I admire. Some are new to the educational community. I hope you find the discussions posted here informative, inspirational, and exciting. If you know someone you think I should interview please feel free to e-mail with your suggestions.


Join me for an interview with August Turak author of “The Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks”. Augie discusses his spiritual quest, how it led him to Mepkin Abbey, and eventually extraordinary business success. We discuss how selflessness and a total dedication to service can produce both a transformation of being and success in the workplace. His words are especially important for those of us who work in schools on behalf of children.

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Peter Luzmore, founder and CEO of Synthesis LLC, a highly successful, international consulting organization specializing in mobilizing leadership teams to produce increased levels of productivity, satisfaction and value discusses creating satisfaction in the workplace, leadership, how power works in not-for-profits such as schools, the importance of managing moods, and basic practices for dealing with the stresses of the workplace. 


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Join me for an interview with Berj Akian, CEO and founder of ClassLink Inc.. Berj set out to improve education by creating world class technology tools for students and teachers. What started out as an effort to help one local school integrate a cutting edge technology environment became a stepping stone that led to the establishment of ClassLink, Inc. 


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Catharine Hannay is the creator and editor of, which focuses on mindfulness, compassion, social-emotional learning, and teacher self-care.  Catharine taught ESOL for twenty years, including eighteen months in Osaka, Japan, and a dozen years at Georgetown University’s Center for Language Education and Development in Washington, DC.


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Completing her fourth year as the Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Association of Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE), Amy has over 15 years of Educational Service Agency experience as the Assistant Superintendent of Monroe 1 BOCES and previously as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Wayne-FInger Lakes BOCES. She is the recipient of the prestigious “Forty Under 40” award from the Rochester Business Alliance and is one of the founding members of the USNY Technology Policy and Practice Council, led by the Board of Regents in New York State.

Click Here for the Interview with Amy Perry DelCorvo