As an educator with an Ed.D. with many professional colleagues with doctorates, I personally don't choose to connect with them by virtue of our degrees. I choose to connect with them because of our common interests (research or otherwise), passions, and opportunities for collaborating on resources for continuing to learn and grow professionally. There seem to be many educators with doctorates in the professional organizations such as ASCD, ASBA, AERA, IRA, TICAL, iNACOL, etc. and while I belong to many of these organizations and collaborate with members in them, it would be because of a common interest rather than because of our degrees. With so many social media tools at our disposal it is easy to create a group for any purpose and invite others who share that interest to join. I tried to view the Ning that you have created but it says you can only access it by invitation and wouldn't allow me to join.
Thank you for your thoguhts Peggy. I appreciate your taking the time to share your expertise.
I would be happy to share an invitation to our site. Please send along your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send one along. We also have various groups on Facebook and Linked In as well.
Thanks again. Cheryl