Skip to content
ascd logo

Log in to Witsby: ASCD’s Next-Generation Professional Learning and Credentialing Platform

Michael Simkins


Michael Simkins is creative director of Portical.org, 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: mbsimkins@charter.net.

Primary Topics


Books by Michael Simkins

Articles by Michael Simkins

Write for ASCD

We publish insightful, actionable, relevant work from educators across all levels of education that help educators learn, teach and lead.