William M. Ferriter is a sixth-grade teacher in a professional learning community near Raleigh, North Carolina. A National Board Certified Teacher, Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide. His trainings include how to use blogs, wikis and podcasts in the classroom; the role of iTunes in teaching and learning; and the power of digital moviemaking. Bill has also developed schoolwide technology rubrics and surveys that identify student and staff digital proficiency at the building level. He is a founding member and senior fellow of the Teacher Leaders Network and has served as teacher in residence at the Center for Teaching Quality.
An advocate for PLCs, improved teacher working conditions and teacher leadership, Bill has represented educators on Capitol Hill and presented at state and national conferences. He has received the rare honor of being twice-certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, earning his first certification among the first 100 teachers in North Carolina and the first 1,000 in the United States. Bill has been a Regional Teacher of the Year in North Carolina, and his blog, The Tempered Radical, earned Best Teacher Blog of 2008 from Edublogs.
Bill has had articles published in the Journal for Staff Development, Educational Leadership and Threshold magazine. He earned a bachelor of science and master of science in elementary education from the State University of New York at Geneseo.