Lisa Radden is an experienced K-12 classroom technology teacher, learning designer, consultant, and school district technology leader in public and private U.S. and European schools. She is from Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived and worked abroad in Paris, France and Florence, Italy. Lisa also brings her UX/UI web design and research work experience from the e-learning and IT industries to creating innovative and impactful learning experiences.
Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s in Educational Technologies from Harvard University. She is currently a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the Owner and Director of Learning Design and Experience at LKR Learning Design, LLC.
When she is not teaching or creating digital learning experiences, Lisa enjoys traveling and writing and often shares her adventures on Instagram. She likes to spend time with family and friends on the beach at the Cape or exploring the city. She is an avid sports fan and music lover and enjoys watching soccer and hockey, going to concerts, and visiting art museums. She has been a Museum Volunteer at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for 15 years.
Academic and Professional Background
Lisa graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 with a degree in Science-Computing and earned a Masters in Liberal Arts in Educational Technologies in 2009 from Harvard University. Her award-winning thesis was a qualitative study of what good citizenship means to adolescents and in what ways the making of new media in a web design curriculum might help them develop their understanding of good citizenship.
Lisa established LKR Design as a freelance web UX/UI design business in 2000 at the beginning of her career as a web developer at an e-learning startup in Boston. In 2002, she began working for a non-profit, WiredWoods Inc., in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, teaching kids web design in the woods at summer camps, before transitioning into the high school classroom teaching full-time.
She wrote and taught the web design, media literacy, and e-portfolio curriculum at TechBoston Academy (2002-2008), which was a successful public school model for technology integration nationally recognized by President Barack Obama in 2008.
From 2008-2012, Lisa was the Director of Instructional Technology at an elementary (K-6) Boston Public Charter School. There, she developed and implemented the school’s 3 year technology plan as part of it’s move to a newly constructed campus in 2010. She developed a scope and sequence of the Massachusetts K-6 technology standards that were integrated into every grade level and subject area with the support from school leadership. Teachers were trained in the technology standards and their choice of educational technologies in a collaborative effort with the instructional technology and library/media team that she managed. Teachers showcased their lesson plans and students presented their technology integration projects to community members and families in a school-wide annual showcase called the STEM Fair. The graduating 8th grade student e-portfolios were celebrated as a movie showcase, complete with special recognition awards and prizes donated from technology partners, including Apple.
In 2013, Lisa returned to the tech industry and joined LogMeIn Inc.’s digital services team as E-services Manager. She designed and managed web-based experiences across multiple channels (knowledge bases, online communities, live chat/AI, and social media) to help LogMeIn users learn how to use their products. As part of her role, she created wireframes, mockups and user flows to visually communicate changes to product and development and managed sprints and scrums from development to launch. Lisa created instructional materials to onboard employees and customers to the new support user experiences. She remotely managed a global cross-functional team of content managers, support agents, and developers to drive the digital service vision and roadmap forward through several high profile projects. Lisa managed multiple high profile migrations and merges of web-based user experiences to ensure an on-brand, consistent and effortless customer support experience online. Lisa was an instrumental member of the Customer Care Leadership Team during the 2016-2019 LogMeIn/GoTo merger.
In 2019, Lisa joined the Senior Leadership Team of the International School of Florence as the Director of Digital Learning and IT when they were embarking on creating a new strategy and building a new school in Tuscany. During the COVID-19 crisis, Lisa created the Digital Learning Framework and companion web site of resources and tutorials to support staff, students and parents through the transition to remote teaching and learning. Lisa continued her work in education during the pandemic in Cohasset, Massachusetts, as the Director of Digital Learning and IT (2020-2022) and as a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2020-present).
In 2022, Lisa moved to Paris, France as a full-time consultant to pursue her dream of living in Paris and contributing to the expansion and impact of the European edtech market on education.