Michael Smith is the Superintendent at Tuscola Community Unit School District #301 located in Tuscola, Illinois. As a Google Certified Administrator he is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, and flexible, which prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century.
His interests are school finances, new administrator mentoring, and the impact of social media on education.
As an educational administrator he firmly believes that effective communication, listening, support, and the integration of technology are essential elements necessary for the transformation of school cultures. Michael has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, and help educators grow professionally.
His blog, PrincipalsPage.com the Blog, is quite possibly the most read Superintendent's Blog in the world. He has written for or been quoted in many of the leading educational publications, including: School Administrator Magazine, District Administrator, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Time.com, eSchool News and Education Week.
Recently, he was nominated as a 2013 Superintendent Bammy Award Finalist and the "Connected Educator of the Week" by My Town Tutors. Also, he is one of the 100 Influential Voices of the BAM Radio Network.
Michael is dedicated to providing great professional development services for teachers, administrators, and school boards. You are invited to learn more about his services and how he can help you with your professional development needs.