Rick Wormeli brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, including more than 25 years of teaching. He is 2008 Winner of the “NELMS James P. Garvin Distinguished Service Award” and a regular columnist for the NMSA’s Middle Ground magazine. He is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher, as well as the best-selling books, Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle Level Teachers, Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12 all four from NMSA and Stenhouse Publishers.
With his substantive presentations, sense of humor, and unconventional approaches, he’s been asked to present nationally and internationally. He lives in Herndon, Virginia with his wife and two college age children