The Banneker Lecture Series exists to engage and motivate our school community in the latest educational research and best practices. Past topics range from STEM, Artificial Intelligence, Act Use Computing, the confluence of the arts and sciences, and essential academic skills. Please CONTACT us for more information on this series.

2019 Speaker


Thomas R. Hoerr retired after leading the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri, for 34 years and is now the Emeritus Head of School. He teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. Hoerr has written four books and more than 100 articles, including "The Principal Connection" column in Educational Leadership magazine, "The Formative Five", "Fostering Grit", and "The Art of School Leadership."


2018 Speaker

Paul Reynolds

Paul serves as CEO of FableVision. Paul has helped build the multimillion-dollar firm into an internationally recognized multimedia developer and publisher, with partnerships, strategic alliances and clients across many industries. When he's not entrenched in all things FableVision, Paul teaches digital media production at Boston College, where he has served as adjunct faculty for over two decades. Paul is also a children's book author - collaborating with his twin brother Peter H. Reynolds.


2017 Speaker

Greg Kulowiec

An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase “App Smashing,” is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.


2016 Speaker

Justin Reich

Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the PK12 Initiative at MIT, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, a Lecturer in the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.