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Michael Simkins


Michael Simkins is creative director of, a Web portal commissioned by the State of California to support California's 25,000 K–12 school administrators as technology leaders. Previously, he was director of technology initiatives at Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, where his responsibilities included directing the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project. Simkins's career includes 15 years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher and 9 years as an elementary principal. He holds a master's degree in teacher education and a doctorate in curriculum. His articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, Technology and Learning, and Principal. He regularly presents workshops at state and national educational technology conferences. Contact Simkins at P.O. Box 6361, Los Osos, CA 93412; phone: (408) 482-9492; fax: (805) 528-0246; e-mail:

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