Coordinator of Elementary Education in Murrieta, California
Brent Coley began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before moving into administration. For nine years he served as the principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, and in 2022 he moved into the role of Coordinator of Elementary Education, supporting staff and families in all 11 elementary schools in his district.
Passionate about educational technology, Brent is always on the lookout for new ways tech can engage students and families while increasing student achievement. While in the classroom, he used math review videos and iPod flash cards to promote 24/7 learning, and his students shared their learning with the world through their daily blog and classroom podcast.
Now in an administrative role, Brent strives to support teachers to improve their practice and integrate technology into their classrooms to maximize student learning. He loves sharing through Twitter (@brentcoley), his "Teaching Tales" podcast, and his blog.
In 2019, Brent became a published author, releasing Stories of EduInfluence: 10 Life-Changing Powers to Unleash in Your School with EduMatch Publishing. In July of 2022, he released his children's book titled The Gift, an illustrated tale for ages 8 and up filled with adventure, courage, hope, and a reminder that good things come to those who persevere.