Michael Simkins earned a bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Barbara and master’s and doctorate degrees at UCLA. He has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, and director of large-scale educational technology projects. In the non-profit world, he served as COO and interim CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network. Now a consultant, his client list includes the Association of California School Administrators, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, the Federal Communications Commission, Net Texts, SRI International, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He serves as editor of Tblogical. Michael serves on the board of directors of San Luis Obispo Little Theatre and completed his third term as board president. He also serves on the board of directors of California ASCD and president of the UCLA Alumni Central Coast Network. In addition, Michael teaches online classes for the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. He holds Leading Edge certification and is a trainer for both the Administrator and the Blended and Online Learning programs.