National Education Director
Mark Schulte has taught global issues-based journalism for nearly ten years, most recently founding an international network of high school reporters online with members in more than 50 countries contributing daily to a web publication devoted to their stories.
Earlier he worked as a magazine writer and editor, covering politics and education in Virginia, and ultimately converted the magazine into a web journal of college life. That experience gave him a passion for the reach and dynamism of the web, and he has worked online ever since, experimenting with web technologies to find engaging ways of telling stories.
A confirmed tech enthusiast, Mark is interested in using innovative tools to connect students globally to their world, and to each other. At a time of considerable superficiality and silliness online, he believes students should be encouraged to create a positive digital footprint of meaningful work. He hates the term "digital native" to describe this generation's teenagers, however, because it makes him feel old and unhip.
Mark graduated from Oberlin College and holds a master’s degree in Interactive Journalism from American University.
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)