Justin Tarte is the Director of Curriculum & Personnel in the Union R-XI School District in Union, Missouri. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal at Poplar Bluff Junior High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, & before that he taught German at Seckman High School in the Fox C-6 School District in Arnold, Missouri. He has been to Germany 6 times & has traveled throughout much of Europe. Justin is passionate about social media and technology and works to integrate it into classrooms and teachers’ professional development. He uses these tools to collaborate with educators while also blogging about his experiences and reflections at “Life of an Educator.” Justin is married to his high school sweetheart, Gina, and they have a yellow lab named Maddy. You can follow Justin on Twitter @justintarte.