Mark W. Guay

Click to Tweet: @markwguay, teaching students digital global literacies in English class by day, connecting with change-makers to build the future of K-12 education by night. 

I became an educator to better learn the system from an organizational level. My focus has been on ways to make the skills needed in our current economy match those taught in the education system. Such insights have been brought on by the works of Jim Collins, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, TED, Tim Ferriss and Josh Kaufmann. Included with these authors, my personal study involves a self-created MBA of sorts via CreativeLive, Edx, Coursera, and volunteering in the ed-tech sector to better understand the world of business. 

My life-long project involves building a more internationally-connected learning experience - using telepresence to redesign the education structure. I envision the global classroom, a hybrid curriculum that has cross-cultural infusion - like study abroad meets pen pal, open and available for students of all backgrounds. 


Blogger - The Huffington Post                                                                                                            present  Coffee-Shop Office

Blogger -                                                                                                                present  Coffee-Shop Office
Transforming Education Podcast- An interview-style podcast that asks the question: "What are edu-leaders doing to transform education?"

• #transformedu - Blog for educators on transforming the future of education to prepare students with skills needed in the conceptual economy that drives student engagement

•#bucketlistSTU - Advice blog for students who dream big. Provides insight on how to save money on higher education, find your passion, and land a dream job

English Teacher – 11th and 12th Grade                                                                          Sept. 2008 - present   Roy C. Ketcham High School, Wappingers Falls, NY
• Acted as educational consultant for superintendent conference days - Managed discussion circles amongst faculty and school administrators

• Collaborated with Mid- Hudson Teacher’s Center to utilize state funding and create digital-teaching unit

• Maintained class blog and website with LMS and Google syndication

• Won mini-grant from NYSUT to receive funding for multicultural curriculum development

District Wellness Committee – Representative for Roy C. Ketcham High School                    2009 - present • Drafted grant petition to create school courtyard                                                                              

• Collaborated with board members to create healthier alternatives in school lunches                              

• Consulted with federal agencies on youth nutrition and fitness through Columbia University                           conference                                                                                                                                                

• Organized wellness expo at superintendent’s conference day 


M.S. School Leadership and Administration, B.A. English
USAT Level I Coaching Certification, AFAA Personal Training Certification                                           Hubspot Inbound Marketing Cert (in progress)                                                                                           New York State Professional Teaching Certification, English 7-12, May 2008                                             First Aid / CPR Certified, Aug. 2009
PADI Advanced Open Water Diving Certification, Oct. 2005


My Personal MBA                                                                                                                                   MOOCs, litany of business literature,  national business workshops, skill-based higher-ed                   programs and intensive courses                                              

University at New Paltz, The State University of New York                                                         GPA 3.72/4.0
M.S. School Leadership and Administration       
Master’s Research Thesis: “Healthy Breakfasts = Smarter Students”

Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking                                                              Fall 2008 / Fall 2009 Writer as Reader Workshop                                                                                           

Collaborated with college and high school educators to create 

progressive lessons for 21st Century learners

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York                                                                GPA 4.0/4.0    

Graduate School of Education

Initial Teaching Certification, Secondary Education English, May 2008      

Course load focused on 21st Century learning and technology in the classroom

Teacher Education Institute, Teacher Certification Program    

Reflective Inquiry Project: “How Do Teachers Utilize Discussion in the Classroom?”    

SUNY Fredonia                                                                                                                          GPA 3.46/4.0    

Bachelor of Arts, English, May 2007      

Minor: Anthropology

Cum Laude, Hoefner-Ogren Academic Scholarship, National Dean's List,

Fredonia Dean's List

Study Abroad, The University of Hawaii at Manoa                                                                             Fall 2005  

A Semester Almost Abroad (ASAA) Hawaii


Teresa Sutton                                                                                                                           914-204-0906
• Teacher Mentor, Adjunct Professor at Marist College              
• English Teacher at Roy C. Ketcham High School                                             

Phil O’ Brien                                                                                                             

• Founder of Climbing Fish                                                                                     


• – Educational Website to Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance
• Action for Healthy Kids – To Combat Childhood Obesity and Promote Healthy Living                                   • Demand Studios - An Online Community of Freelance Writers
• USA Triathlon                                                                                                                                              
• Variety of LinkedIn Edu, Leadership, and Tech-Groups