Nicholas J. Martino is an expert in innovative education with a strong focus on the human aspects of teaching and learning. After teaching and leading global learning expeditions for a decade, Nicholas now works to implement higher-level educational change. His mission is to utilize high-quality educational models and approaches to make a positive change both locally and globally. His work as a consultant aims to develop thriving learning ecosystems, where all learners and stakeholders are valued. Through his consultancy, Nicholas has designed curricula for numerous innovative schools and trains and empowers learners, administrators, and educators through dynamic workshops and speaking events. These workshops range from well-being and social-emotional learning, sustainability and impact education, personalized learning, mentorship and coaching, Project and Place-Based learning, and entrepreneurship. Nicholas was named one of the top 100 visionaries in education by the Global Forum for Education and Learning. In 2011, he was recognized as Washington Post Teacher of the Year and Virginia’s Stafford County Teacher of the Year. In 2009, he was awarded the title of Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction.