Storytelling is the Catalyst

A lot of what I do is tell a story. Whether it is in writing an article, producing a film, or assembling a series of photos, my goal is to inform my audience about what is going on, who it is about, and why it is important.

Professional Development Projects

Projects to which I give my time typically surround secondary education, and they often begin in the PNN newsroom or studio.  For instance, Penn principal, Steve Hope, are shooting our third volume of the Monday Morning Memo. This is a regular gig that is small in scale, but it is fun, consistent, and plays an important role for Penn High School. I consider it part of my professional development, and it keeps me editing every week.

Instructional Projects

Since 2001, I have devoted a great deal of instructional planning time to the Penn News Network. In order to produce 90 news shows a year with hundreds of stories, we have to have an apparatus for knowledge-sharing, independent instruction, and growth. Over the years, the students and I have built the infrastructure of a successful news-gathering organization.

In 2012 I traveled to Kenya. I returned in 2013, and since that time I have been teaching honors Biology students mass-communication in the sciences.

Independent Projects

When I shoot films and photos, I use a Nikon D-7000.  I have collected a few lenses over the years, and I enjoy shooting both still and moving pictures with it.


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