The Ignite Show Featuring the Bammy Awards

The Ignite Show filmed on location in Washington DC.
Click to the left to see the specially edited 33 minute HIGHLIGHTS of this first ever awards ceremony honoring educators and "the education village”. Join leaders from around the country who attended the event and celebrate all that is right and good in education today!



The Ignite Show Featuring the Bammy Awards

The Red Carpet Interviews


Segment running time: 3:58

In order of appearance:

  • Gail Connelly, Exec. Director of National Elementary School Principals
  • Eric Sheninger, Principal New Milford HS, New Jersey
  • Marquin Parks, Farmington Public School
  • Jason Flom, QED Foundation
  • Scott Newcomb, 5th Grade Teacher - St. Mary’s Ohio
  • Rae Pica, Co-Founder BAM Radio
  • Holly Elisa Bruno, Host of Heart to Heart conversations on BAM Radio Network with David C. Bloomfield, Professor of Educational Leadership, Law and Policy, CUNY
  • Mark Ginsberg, Co-Host of Bammy Awards and Dean of College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University
  • Mary Broderick, 2011-2012 National School Boards Association (NSBA) President

Poet Taylor Mali “What Teachers Make”


Segment running time: 2:55

Visit Taylor Mali's website.

Blogger Salute, Award and Interviews with “Twitterati”


Segment running time: 10:08

  • Education Commentator/Blogger: Sam Chaltain
  • Eric Sheninger, Principal New Milford HS, New Jersey
  • Angela Maiers, Founder and President of Maiers Education Services
  • Steven Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Salome Thomas-El, Head of School at Thomas Edison Charter in Wilmington, Delaware
Visit Their Websites:
Sam Chaltain
Eric Sheninger
Angela Maiers
Steven Anderson
Salome Thomas-El

Special Interviews


Segment running time: 10:14

  • Steven Hicks, US Department of Education ; 2009 Teaching Ambassador Fellow with RESPECT project
  • Randi Weingarten, President , American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Diane Ravitch, Historian
Related Links:
The US Department of Education Respect Project
Diane Ravitch