At a time when the national media is saturated with dire reports of failing schools, skyrocketing dropout rates, droves of young teachers leaving the profession, and increasing pressure on schools to adopt test-driven, one-size-fits-all approaches to teaching and learning, I think it's important for teachers and students who are engaged in creative work in the classroom to share their stories.

My writing about creativity, teaching and learning can be found in a range of forums, here on my blog, at the Huffington Post, Chalkbeat NY, and at ASCD's Whole Child Blog, as well as in storytelling form at The Moth. I also write about art and design for internationally acclaimed NEWWORK Magazine, a biannual design publication.

I'm currently writing a memoir about my experience putting on Rogers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" at Bronx Prep.