Jason Markey has been a leader in the infusion of technology in student learning at the classroom level as a teacher and continues to push technology initiatives in his role as an instructional leader. In Jason’s current role as principal of East Leyden High School, he has created a culture of risk-taking, openness, and respect for student voice. He was a 2014 Digital Principal Award Winner and he’s a Google Certified Teacher. Jason has recently helped lead a district initiative to move the Leyden School District to 1:1, with every student issued a Google Chromebook. Jason believes strongly in the power of the web as a social connector and continuously looks for opportunities to learn from and collaborate with others. Believing that we need to teach students how to use social media responsibly, he created a Digital Citizen Leadership team at his school, and he continues to set the bar high for all principals in the 21st century. You can follow the inspiring#leydenpride hashtag on twitter, and connect with Jason at @JasonMMarkey. His blog (and other school blogs) can be found at Mr. Markey’s Office.