Dean J. Fusto is the President and Head of School at Brandon Hall School, a global boarding and day school serving students in grades 6-12. His career spans two decades as a teacher and educational leader in K-20 public, independent, boarding, and international schools. education. He founded the teachlearnlead.org global edu-library in 2013 as a tribute to his heroes and heroines: teachers. Over time, the edu-library has grown in reach and is positioned as a destination for teachers and school leaders around the globe who are seeking professional development and access to the latest educational research. Dean is a past recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship and an EE Ford Fellowship from the National Association of Independent Schools. He has published several books and holds an M.A.T. from the SIT Graduate Institute and an M.A. from Columbia University, Teachers College and a certificate in Proactive Leadership Training from Cornell University. He has founded and designed numerous experiential, service learning trips for hundreds of students and teachers. In 2017, he established the Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies at Brandon Hall School. Dean can be reached through his LInkedIn network or via Twitter @djftll
CONSULTANCY EXPERTISE AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
K-12 School Design
Navigating the Independent School Career Landscape
Study Abroad Program Design
School Leadership Searches
Parent Education Programs
Passion-Based Career Development
Marketing and Branding Schools
Vision to Action: Goal Setting with Attainment in Mind
(2017) Making Global Education Local, and Vice Versa, with Innovative Teaching and Learning. Huffington Post, April 18, 2017.
(2017 February) Guest Blogger on EdCamp Global Conference Blog-A-Thon, Global Education as a Transformative Experience
(2017 January) Featured in Interview for Atlanta Journal Constitution. "Making the Grade: Boarding School Puts Students on the cOllege Path" by H.M. Cauley
(2016 October) Featured in Interview for National Association of Independent School Blog. "How Schools are Modernizing the Parent, Teacher Conference" by James Paterson
(2015 October) Collaborative Blogging Series: Collaborative Blogging-Process and Design with Tiawana Giles and Anthony Poullard
(2013 September) Teach-Learn-Lead Website/Blog. Launched as http://teachlearnlead.weebly.com/
(2013 February) Connecting Character, International Service-Learning, and Curriculum. Published In Middle Ground Magazine. Association of Middle Level Education.
(2012 September, Second Edition) The Next Best Thing To Being There - A Multi-Sensory, Experiential Approach to the Teaching of Culture in the 21st Century Classroom
(2017 June) Global Minded Conference Speaker and Panelist, Denver, CO
(2017 February) Boarding Schools: A Primer. Presented to Kennesaw State YSEALI scholars, Atlanta, GA
(2017 February) "Vision to Action: The Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies" Presented to Kiwanis International, Atlanta, GA
(2017, January) "Global Education as a Transformative Experience", Presented to International Women's Associates, Atlanta, GA
(2014, October) Alumni Panel for Prospective Students, Presented at SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT.
(2013, October). Dominican Republic Service Program, Presented at Rocky Hill Co-Housing Northampton, MA.
(2013, November).Navigating the Independent School Network, Presented at Career Connections, SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT.
(2013, November).Tips for Teachers: New Teacher Panel Discussion, Presented at SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT.
(2011, September) To Friend or Not To Friend? Comparing School Attitudes on Teacher/Student Social Media
(2016, January) Edu-Library and Teach-Learn-Lead, Interview on Teacher Tech Trial Podcast
(2013, December). Designing Student Self-Directed Experiential Learning, Presented at TABS UnConference, Boston
(2013, March). Designing and Implementing an Effective Information Literacy Program, TABS3D Online Conference