Thursday, February 7, 2013

Who did I meet at MECA 2013? Eric Sheninger

By Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. Candidate

I met Eric Sheninger three years ago on Twitter. Over that time we have developed a friendship and he has been supportive of my work, even inviting me to facilitate a Webinar for So you can only imagine how surprised I was to find out that Eric was going to speak at the same conference I was attending. I was excited and looked forward to meeting him face-to-face. 

Meeting Eric was very cool, and strengthened my resolve to move my career in the direction I want to. 

The following is a picture from Eric's Key Note address:

Eric dazzled the crowd during his Key Note address. He talked about how he uses social technologies for professional development, for communication with stakeholders, and for promoting and branding the great work being done at his school. He also talked about how his teachers are using social technologies to engage and enrich the learning experiences of the students at his school. And Eric gave suggestions for how the attendees can use social technologies at their home schools and classrooms. He was dynamic, personable, and very matter of fact. His Key Note set the perfect tone for the rest of the conference. 

Check out a clip of Eric's Key Note address:

Eric Sheninger is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is a NASSP Digital Principal Award winner (2012), PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient (2012), winner of Learning Forward's Excellence in Professional Practice Award (20 12), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education LeaderASCD 2011 Conference Scholar, co-author of "Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals" and "What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science", writer on education for the Huffington Post, co-creator of the Edscape Conference, sits on the FEA Board of Directors, and was named to the NSBA "20 to Watch" list in 2010 for technology leadership (taken from 


  1. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Mississippi and finally got to meet one of your friends, Eric Sheninger from twitter. I enjoyed watching the video you posted on him speaking at MECA 2013. Since you spoke so highly of him and listed all his accomplishments, I decided to visit his website, Once I got to his webpage I ended up watching most of his videos that was posted up from interviews to presentations. I was thoroughly impressed by how far he has come from 2009 just by simply having the willingness to learn. Thanks for such a great post!

  2. Jerica - Thank you so much for the kind words and checking out my site.