Brian got his first taste of the role technology can play in the classroom as he worked toward earning his Master of Education degree at Louisiana State University. Immediately upon graduating, he accepted a sixth-grade position at a local school, where he also served as the school’s Technology Site Coordinator. Two years later, Brian accepted a job in New Orleans at Trinity Episcopal School as the Director of Technology. He led in the development of a growing technology program for seven years – the last of which was focused on sustaining ties within the school community during and in the months following Hurricane Katrina.
Brian was the Director of Innovation at November Learning for eight years. His roles as an educator, technology director and parent as well as his experiences gained through the development of a vast professional network of global peers brought a tremendous range of ideas and abilities to the work he did with Alan November. He has given keynotes and hands-on presentations in schools and at conferences across the United States, in Canada, in Europe and in Asia. Major events include the Building Learning Communities Conference (BLC), the Cisco sponsored Smithsonian American Art Museum Teacher Institute, the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators Conference, the European League for Middle Level Educators Conference, and Practical Pedagogies held in Toulouse, France. Additionally, Brian has been a lecturer for an Executive Doctoral Program for K-12 School Administration at Seton Hall University.
In 2008, Brian was named one of Google’s first 200 Google Certified Teachers and has trained teachers as a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer. He is also a Nearpod PioNear.
In 2014, Brian returned to Trinity Episcopal as Innovation and Learning Design Coordinator, working to maximize the school's physical space and new opportunities in teaching and learning, and in2016, Brian co-launched AssignmentNOLA, a New Orleans education conference focused on teaching and learning through civic engagement.