Who is Jeff Bradbury?
Jeff Bradbury is an ISTE Award Winning (2021) and globally recognized digital learning strategist, educational broadcaster, public speaker, and entrepreneur, whose powerful message has inspired thousands of educators through the TeacherCast Educational Network where he uses Future Ready skills to promote digital innovation in the classroom with a focus on equity and diversity.
With a background in Music Education, Jeff Bradbury began performing in front of live audiences at a very early age and grew to love the opportunities he had working with others. This led him to earn his Bachelor of Science in Music Education (2001) and eventually his Masters in Music Performance in Orchestral Conducting (2010).
Jeff completed an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership in 2022 and holds multiple teaching certifications.
After several years of being a Music Director for both orchestras and opera companies in the New York and Philadelphia regions, including a performance at Carnegie Hall while directing the North Brunswick Twp. High School Orchestra, he left the musical stage and began employment as a Technology Coach in a K12 school district and founded the TeacherCast Educational Network.
TeacherCast Educational Network
Created as a passion project to assist teachers in understanding educational technology, Jeff recorded the first TeacherCast Podcast in the summer of 2011. Since then, the TeacherCast Educational Network has been recognized in 180 countries and has amassed a following of more than 50,000 followers on Social Media. With more than 2,000 audio and video podcasts recorded featuring more than 500 EdTech Companies and thousands of educators, TeacherCast is rated as one of the top 50 educational websites.
In 2018, Jeff created the TeacherCast Tech Coaches Network to support Instructional Technology Coaches as well as EducationalPodcasting.com, a learning portal to teach educators how to infuse podcasting into their curriculum. More recently, Jeff has become an educational marketing coach, helping educators and edtech companies reach their goals of raising their brand awareness.
Digital Learning & Innovation
During the 2019-20 school year, Jeff began a new career in Norwalk Public Schools where he was recruited to create and teach a Broadcast Journalism and Technology curriculum that introduced marketing, app development, podcasting, and live broadcasting component into the West Rocks Middle School Community.
From 2020-2023 he served the district as its first Lead Instructional Coach for Digital Learning. Roles and responsibilities included leading the largest inner-city school district in Connecticut's journey into a Microsoft 365 learning environment while creating a robust staff intranet portal composed of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint services, building, and supporting a new district website, and creating a 90+ account social media initiative to increase communication between the district and its supporting community. In addition, Jeff also assisted in the hiring and creation of its first Digital Learning Department to support Norwalk’s 22 PreK-12 school buildings.
In 2023, Jeff began a new career as the Director of Digital Learning for Region 9 School District, serving the communities of Easton and Redding Connecticut.
Sought after as a professional development presenter, Jeff Bradbury, co-founder of Edcamp New Jersey, has presented at the ISTE & FETC and Podcast Movement Conferences; he has also presented Keynote Addresses for Pearson, Podcast Mid-Atlantic Conference, and Columbia University's Teacher College and has won regional speaking competitions for Toastmasters International.
Jeff Bradbury is a Google for EDU Certified Innovator & Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Trainer & Fellow, and a TEDx Speaker. In 2012, he was recognized as one of the Top 50 Educators Using Social Media at the inaugural Bammy Awards and was nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. In 2019 EdTech Digest recognized Jeff as one of the Top 30 Educators in Educational Technology.
In 2021, Jeff was honored by ISTE as the recipient of the Tech Coach Networks PLN Award.
Jeff is ever grateful to his wife Jennifer for her support and very proud of their amazing set of triplets.