Laura Deisley is Co-Founder of Reimagine:Ed and Director of Strategic Innovation at The Lovett School. This unique role includes a dynamic range of responsibilities including educational visioning, strategic management, partnerships, innovative teaching and learning, and the development of new learning spaces. She has designed and managed key relationships with The University of Virginia, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University; has facilitated national and regional teaching and learning cohorts; serves on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Innovation Task Force; is Co-Founder of the Atlanta K12 Design Challenge; and, is the Founding Director of Lab Atlanta. Laura serves on the Advisory Board of Wake Forest University’s Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship, on the writing team for the new ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Student Standards, and as an advisor to the Brookhaven Innovation Academy, a newly appointed state charter school with a focus on preparing low-income minority students for college and post-secondary options in STEM fields.
A 1984 graduate of Wake Forest with an honors degree in mathematical economics, Laura has worked at the intersection of the intersection of business, education and technology for over 25 years. Her experiences range from large corporate business to educational media, professional development and parenting. Bringing a unique voice and energy to conversations about learning, design, and change, she is a sought after consultant recognized for her strategic visioning, network, and integrity.
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