Twitter: Following Educational Leaders
1. Tom Altepeter
The first person I followed was Tom Altepeter. He was an elementary school principal and is
currently a middle school assistant principle. He is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic, “Jesus
junkie,” father, and is passionate about intercultural responsiveness and social justice. What I
liked about following Tom was that it was a variety of tweets. He kept it interesting with things
like inspirational quotes, talking about going to football games, and some comedic, sarcastic
things. All I found very funny, helpful, and interesting.
2. Eric Sheninger
The second person I followed was Eric Sheniger. He is the principal at New Milford High School
in New Jersey, a NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner, Good Certified Teacher, Adobe
Education Leader, author, and speaker. I loved following Eric because he was constantly posting
helpful and useful articles. He also posted inspirational quotes, and he talked about personal
things like completing a four mile run. He was relatable and, at the same time, inspiring.
3. Mark Sanborn
The third person I followed was Mark Sanborn. He is a Leadershing Keynote Speaker and bestselling author from Denver, CO. I’m not going to lie. I followed Mark mainly because of all of his
tweets where he sends out quotes and happy sentiments. I always love new inspiring quotes to
get me thinking positive. He is a great person to follow for that.
4. Shannon Smith
The fourth person I followed was the only woman strangely enough. Not on person but still. Her
name is Shannon Smith, and she is a mom, wife, and elementary school principle in Ottawa,
Canada. What I notice from following her was that literally almost everything she tweeted or
said to someone was overwhelmingly positive, happy, helpful, or all of the above. She exuded
happiness and love and it clearly a well-rounded individual at home, at home, and in life in
The last twitter account I followed was the class twitter: CI350class. Run by Harold Blanco, this
account pretty much mirrored things we learned in class and things he talked about. It was very
helpful articles, blogs, and presentations that were posted, especially if you were lacking any
ideas for any of the assignments or had any questions.