The Honorable Mike Johnston is an educator turned top policy advisor to President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He is co-founder of New Leaders for New Schools, and widely acclaimed as one of the nation's most influential educators. Senator Johnston, who was recently recognized by Time Magazine as a rising political star, shared stories about how teaching in the poverty-stricken Mississippi Delta took him beyond the classroom in his quest to change lives. He is also the author of a memoir about his early teaching experience, "In the Deep Heart's Core." Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston, Oct. 4 Breakfast Plenary, Purpose Built Conference 2013 from Purpose Built Communities on Vimeo.