After college, Greg took a year to work as a public school substitute teacher. One year turned into seven. Along the way, he started a mentoring program & a foundation to assist his students. He also has served as a guest lecturer or Scholar-in-Residence for schools & programs. Greg's efforts in &/or beyond the classroom have been featured by media like Education Week & the Education sections of The Washington Post and USA Today. Good Morning America buried a Time Capsule which chronicled the first 100 weeks of the mentoring program. The books based on Greg's story have received kind reviews from media like Teacher Information Network. In some cases, the books have become required reading among future educators. For instance, St. John's University School of Education chose The First Thirty for a course. The books have been used with current teachers, too. For instance, a middle/high school in Pennsylvania chose the book for an all-staff common read. An elementary school in Illinois got copies of the book & companion workbook (A Place To Sit) for everyone on staff, as part of staff development. Every teacher (and student) at a high school in Wisconsin got copies of the books and workbooks. Greg has been invited to speak at conferences & events (&/or guest lecture courses for) school administrators, parents, current (&/or future educators). These events have included Durham Association of Educators Summer Institute, Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers Convention, an event for parents & staff at a school in the Pacific Northwest, Thought Leader Series at National Service-Learning Conference, NEIU's Great Service Matters professional development series & Boston University School of Education Pinning Ceremony. In some cases, he has been asked to talk about the role teachers can play beyond the classroom & in the community. In other cases, he has been asked to talk about diversity, inclusion & working with students who think & learn differently. To see pictures from a sample of events, click here. Scroll down to see an example of an announcement by a Principal when he chose the books for a Shared Reading Experience -- ordering copies for staff/faculty, sending this note (below) to parents/families to encourage them to order copies and join in the process and scheduled a culminating event to discuss the story.