Tom Burton has over 12 years’ experience as a building principal and currently serves as the Director of Administrative Services in the Cuyahoga Heights School District, just outside Cleveland, Ohio. Now the past-president of the Ohio Middle Level Association, Tom has also been a consultant for the Association for Middle Level Education (formerly NMSA). For the last 11 years, he has spoken to numerous audiences throughout the United States with passion and purpose on a multitude of topics. Additionally, Tom has written articles for publication including the “Mark of Leadership” column for Middle Ground magazine. He was a winner of the NASSP/MetLife Ohio Middle School Principal of the Year award and was selected as Ohio Educator of the Year by the Ohio Middle Level Association.