206-356-4731 fred@twb.org

Bio and Vita

I come from a family of teachers and have dedicated my life to the profession.

A former principal and teacher, I wrote a book on adolescence (“Rebel Without a Car”), earned a doctorate in education, and founded  Teachers Without Borders in 2000 in order to connect teachers to information and each other.  Teachers Without Borders is an NGO, a network, a curator, a teacher leadership organization, and a catalyst for change all rolled up into one. TWB’s members, affiliations, and partnerships form the corps and core of our work.  TWB mobilizes local leaders to share their collective expertise on a global scale.

I am also an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where I created a global portfolio of online, public teacher professional development courses on global education, girls’ education, emergency education, peace education, and climate change. 

I also advise senior leadership at The Organization of American States, where I focus on teacher capacity building throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.  

I speak, write, and consult in the areas of comparative education, NGO leadership, global development, and emergencies.