Building Community and Communication in your school with the help of a Pineapple

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Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students . . . each and every day in your schools. The shows are hosted by Jeff Bradbury of (@TeacherCast) and Jim Boice, a field representative with NJEA (@boiceinthehood). For more information, please visit and email us at

In this episode, we welcome Samantha Billing of the Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ. Samantha is the 2015-16 Hunterdon County Teacher of the Year and is here to talk about something called The Pineapple Project.

About Our Guests

Samantha Billig is in her eighth year as a business teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ where she teaches Entrepreneurship, Digital Multimedia Design, and Introduction to Web Design. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Delaware Valley College and a Master’s Degree in Learning Technologies from Drexel University. Samantha is recognized as a teacher leader in her district, county, and state and is honored to be a 2016 New Jersey County Teacher of the Year. She currently resides in Bucks County with her husband, Todd, one-year-old daughter, Morgan, and adorable four-legged son, Boomer.”

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Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University's Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.


Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

About the author, Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!