Tom Murray joined the Alliance in May 2014 as the state and district digital learning policy and advocacy director, where he works alongside state education departments, corporations, and school districts across the country to implement digital learning and helps to oversee Project 24. Mr. Murray’s wealth of experience in K–12 digital leadership has been recognized at the national level, which includes implementing a 1:1 program, BYOD, blended learning, and a K–12 cyber school where he served as director of technology and cyber education in the Quakertown Community School District (QCSD) (Bucks County, PA).
A former school principal, Mr. Murray is passionate about proper technology infusion and personalized professional learning. He is a recipient of the Blended Schools Network Leadership Award; named one of the top 16 “forward thinking EdTech leaders in the country,” named one of the “top 100 influential voices in education,” and has been featured in Tech & Learning magazine’s Leadership Profile. Mr. Murray’s QCSD cyber and blended learning programs have been highlighted by Forbes.com, T.H.E. Journal, District Administration magazine, Project Red, Tech & Learning magazine, the Innosight Institute, iNACOL, and on Digital Learning Day 2013 and 2014, among others. He also serves on the advisory board for T.H.E. Journal.
Mr. Murray is also founder of #edtechchat, a weekly educational technology Twitter forum, through which hundreds of educators from around the world discuss digital learning. As a follow up, his weekly show #edtechchat radio on the BAM Radio Network is available on iTunes and regularly falls as one of the top downloaded education podcasts.
Mr. Murray holds a BA degree in psychology from Muhlenberg College and MEd degrees in educational leadership, educational development and strategies, and classroom technology from Wilkes University. Connect with him on Twitter @thomascmurray or at www.thomascmurray.com.