Todd began his 25th year in public education in the fall of 2019. He spent over fifteen years in the classroom and now serves as Coordinator of Communications and Program Development at South Carolina's Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA).
Todd has led over 100 sessions on mindfulness in education to schools and businesses across the state. He has also helped facilitate three teacher retreats. He is the founder of Teachers Aligned with the goal of connecting educators across the state who are interested in mindfulness, trauma-informed practices, restorative justice, social-emotional learning, yoga, neuroscience, psychology, and teacher wellness. https://teachersaligned.weebly.com/
Todd was born in Syracuse, NY. His father, Thomas, spent most of his career teaching special education. His mother, Nancy, was an elementary school teacher early in her career and later taught high school math. In 1986, Todd's family moved to Conway, SC and graduated from Conway High School in 1989. Four years later, he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Journalism. Todd worked in the radio industry through college and thought that would be his career path. He eventually decided to follow his parents' footsteps into education. Todd lives in Myrtle Beach with his wife, Anna, and three children, Madison (18), Colin (15), and Sophia (9).