Michael Gaskell

Guest Blogger

Principal, Hammarskjold Middle School

East Brunswick, New Jersey

Dr. Michael Gaskell has been the principal of Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, New Jersey, since 2006. Prior to this, he was a special educator and assistant principal in Paramus, New Jersey. Dr. Gaskell achieved his doctorate in educational leadership and continues to model the pursuit of lifelong learning as he serves as a mentor to new principals in schools and districts through the NJEA Leaders to Leaders program.

Dr. Gaskell has been published in over a dozen articles in eSchoolNews, Middleweb, NASSP and Education Dive, and his writing has earned the honor of the “most-read” section of ASCD Smartbrief multiple times. As he looks forward to his upcoming book to be published this summer, Dr. Gaskell continues to work tirelessly to support instructional excellence, his faculty, the district, and most importantly, the children.


Posted Apr. 14, 2020

Love in a Time of Distance Learning

As an inexperienced special education teacher, I vividly recall hearing the shouting nearby. I raced down the hall, fearful of an…

By Michael Gaskell

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Posted Jan. 15, 2021

After the Insurrection, It’s Time To Listen To MLK

Y’all know what, had education been done right in the first place then maybe we could’ve avoided this shit show called “Duck Dynasty: Civil War…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 15, 2021

We’re Not Even Close To Realizing Dr. King’s Dream

Two years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a showing of “Hamilton” in my hometown of Atlanta. A huge group from Atlanta Public Schools…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute.  WBEZ Chicago has more…

By Rob Samuelson

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