Filling the Resource Void in Education with Personality
Leslie Fisher travels the country sharing her perspective on resources to educators. Fisher’s unique approach refutes the social media ed-celeb craze relying on her passion, word-of-mouth recommendations and keen eye to scope out those technologies education audiences clamor for. You will enjoy the transparency and honesty that she displays, in this interview, and see how so many have come to celebrate her place in the greater education ecosystem.
Check out Fisher’s bio below, as she puts it, written by dad proofed by mom!
Leslie Fisher’s interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.
After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation.
In 1997, Leslie was roadkill on Apple’s road to recovery and part of their massive lay off. Leslie planned to spend most of her huge severance package golfing and waiting a few months to look for a job. The day after her layoff, her phone began to ring with Apple customers requesting consulting, training and presentation services. Before she could say fore, Fisher Technologies Inc. was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions.
Fisher Technologies Inc. is now a worldwide company specializing in presenting emerging and exciting technology solutions to educators all over the world.
Dr. Rod Berger is the CEO of MindRocket Media Group and Educate4Health. He is an education and health care industry strategist having covered thought leadership for Forbes, Scholastic, The Huffington Post, AmericanEdTV and edCircuit. He serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Refugee & Migrant Education Network and EduLuk (Sambhav Softtech Pvt Ltd) in India.
In his education media work, he has interviewed top education thought leaders like Sir Ken Robinson, former United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and more than 500 global education influencers.
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