by Mary Ann Stewart,
MLN National Advisory Council member
Massachusetts PTA past president and current state legislative chair
School Committee member
(Cross-posted from the blog MAStewartMA)
More and more people are using platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to engage, inform, educate, and network.
- I set up my Facebook page early in October 2011 in anticipation of my 2012 re-election to the Lexington School Committee (feel free to visit and “Like”…)
- I joined Twitter in February 2011 (follow @MAStewartMA).
- I haven’t widely broadcast blog, to which I first posted in summer of 2013.
- I beefed up my LinkedIn profile after attending a women’s leadership conference – I’ve tried to maintain and build connections ever since.
So, it was with interest that I responded to a query sent to American School Board Journal subscribers last year about using social media – and would I be interested in talking to someone from ASBJ about it?
A small part of my conversation with ASBJ senior editor Lawrence Hardy is featured in the February edition of ASBJ and may be accessed HERE. I was pleased to contribute to the topic and agree that there is a tremendous opportunity to positively promote the work of schools and districts – and to engage with the international community on important education and humanitarian issues of our time.