Classroom Teacher: I taught high school English and Biology, including lesson planning and co-teaching with special education and reading resource staff.
Vice President of Education, PBS: I led PBS’s national education services, which included early childhood programming and outreach in literacy and math, standards-based content for K-12 students, and a $25 million U.S. Department of Education grant to produce some of the earliest online professional development courses for teachers.
Consultant: For 13 years, I worked with several national education nonprofits to focus their priorities, improve their operations, conduct and apply research, launch new products and programs, obtain grants, plan events, make hard decisions, and generally get better at what they do. My clients included Edutopia, Learning Forward, the Consortium for School Networking, the Astra Center for Innovative Education, the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School in DC, and others.
Course Producer at TED: I’m currently working at TED to lead the development of new digital offerings for lifelong learners.