With a combined, unduplicated audience of more than one million education decision makers, eSchool Media Inc. is the parent organization of three robust print, digital, eMail, and video networks providing breaking news and vital information to brand-specifying buyers at every level of the education field:
The eSchool Media family of networks serves ed-tech decision makers throughout the world, primarily in Canada and the United States. Our audience includes executive educators (from principals and every U.S. superintendent) at the building- and district-level in elementary and secondary schools; administrators (from chancellors, presidents, and deans to provosts, vice-presidents, and department directors) in two- and four-year colleges, public and private universities, and state university systems; as well as instructors, teachers, and professors of all subjects at every grade level. eSchool Media strives to provide the best news, information, and resources to help K-20 decision makers discover, evaluate, and procure technology to transform education and achieve educational goals.
Winner of more than 30 national awards in education journalism, Gregg is a reporter, writer, and editor who has spent much of his professional life in the service of education. Beginning his career as a Navy journalist during the Vietnam War, he is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, Chicago. After college, he worked for McGraw-Hill’s Nation’s Schools and College and University Business magazines. He was editor-in-chief of The American School Board Journal, founding editor of The Executive Educator magazine, and developed the quarterly technology publication The Electronic School. Immediately before launching eSchool News in 1998, Gregg served as an editor and reporter for Maryland’s Ocean City Today newspaper. In his current capacity as president, publisher, and editorial director for eSchool Media, Gregg has overseen the debut of eCampus News, eClassroom News, and eSchoolNews-TV. Gregg is a theater buff and Shakespeare aficionado, and he and his wife divide their time between their residence in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and their hobby ranch in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
Dennis has worked in education for years, both as a high school math teacher and a grants-writing consultant. An expert in the latest school technology and the internet, Pierce graduated cum laude from Yale University. He’s served as an editor of The New Journal, an Ivy League news magazine for higher ed. Dennis rigorously tracks the industry so you’ll be kept up-to-speed on breaking news and key developments.
Laura Devaney is the Managing Editor for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While attending UMD, Laura wrote for a local neighborhood newspaper before interning with eSchool News. Upon graduating, Laura couldn’t bear to be parted from eSchool News, and joined the team as an Assistant Editor. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, school safety, and best practices.
Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSchool News, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech, and manage video news at eSN.TV. Topics she’s most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies.
Columnist, Chief of Staff, North Carolina Guilford County Schools
Nora, APR, Fellow PRSA, is chief of staff for Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she oversees governmental relations, internal and external communications, special events, media relations, community relations, GCSTV 2 and volunteers and partnerships. GCS is the third largest school district in North Carolina serving more than 71,000 students at 120 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. A sought after speaker and consultant, Nora also serves as a contributing editor on communications for the American School Board Journal and as a monthly columnist on using technology to enhance school communications for eSchool News. Accredited in school public relations, Nora was inducted in 2008 into the Public Relations Society of America’s College of Fellows, an honor given to only 455 of the association’s 22,000 members.
Nora lives in Greensboro, NC, and enjoys reading, swimming, singing, and spending time with her family, including grandson Braden. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational administration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Deborah Ward, CFRE, is an independent grant writing consultant whosecolumn appears in the monthly print edition of eSchool News and eSchool NewsOnline’s School Technology Funding Center.