I’m an author, educator, and sustainability nut living in rural Rhode Island. I have three dogs, seven chickens, and one goal: to grow my own food and get (mostly!) off the grid—while still having high-speed internet. If I were a pioneer, I’d be dead.

I’ve worked in insurance, restaurants, retail, taught martial arts, worked at a famous music library, run the art department at day camp, and supersized fries.  I failed out of music school, fired myself from my own company to teach, then ended up working for a Silicon Valley startup by accident, asking, “Startup what?”

I’ve written for or been featured in EdTech Digest, Edutopia, EdSurge, US News and World Report Money,  EdTech Review India, ConversationEd, TeachThought, NPR, Edweek, Quartz, and several other places, both in and out of education.

I’m passionate about this statement: “You don’t have to be broke to be a teacher.”  Together, we will make this true. 

My books: A Broke Teacher’s Guide to Success: How to Build Your Dreams on Teacher Pay, Don’t Sniff the Glue: A Teacher’s Misadventures in Education Reform, Tiny T-Rex Tries to Annoy Mom, and Paronella Park, (co-authored with legendary cartoonist Sarah Steenland).


Please visit me at CaféCasey.com, BrokeTeacher.com or find me on Twitter or Instagram.