Eric Sheninger is the principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, New Jersey. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and capable of preparing all learners to succeed in the twenty-first century. As an educational administrator, he firmly believes that effective communication, listening, support, shared decision making, and the integration of technology are essential elements for the transformation of school cultures. Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communication with stakeholders, and help educators grow professionally. Eric is a 2012 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal Award recipient, 2012 PDK Emerging Leader Award winner, recipient of Learning Forward's Excellence in Professional Practice Award (2012), a Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar, blogger for the Huffington Post, coauthor of Communicating and Connecting With Social Media and What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science, and he was named to the National School Boards Association "20 to Watch" list in 2010 for technology leadership. He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders in embracing and effectively utilizing technology. His blog, A Principal's Reflections, earned Best School Administrator Blog in 2011 from Edublogs. Eric began his career in education as a science teacher at Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, New Jersey. He then transitioned into the field of educational administration, first as an athletic director and supervisor of physical education and health and then as vice principal in the New Milford School District. During his administrative career, he has served as district affirmative action officer and is the current president of the New Milford Administrators' Association. Eric earned a bachelor of science from Salisbury University, a bachelor of science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a master of education in educational administration from East Stroudsburg University. To learn more about Eric's work, visit http://ericsheninger.com , or follow @NMHS_Principal on Twitter. On August 22, Eric wrote a special feature for USA Weekend. Please click here to read his article, "What Teachers Want You to Know."