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[Her]story

I established LKR design as a freelance web design business in 2000 at the beginning of my career in UI/UX as a programmer at an e-learning startup in Boston. I began working as a consultant in educational technology in 2002 for a non-profit, WiredWoods Inc., in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, before transitioning into the classroom full-time writing and teaching the web design, media literacy, and digital storytelling curriculum to high school students at TechBoston Academy, a nationally recognized successful model for technology integration in 2011. As the Director of Instructional Technology at an elementary charter public school in the Boston Public Schools, I developed and implemented the school’s strategic technology plan as part of its move to a new campus. This included the evaluation and selection of education technologies, budget and staffing, the creation of a scope and sequence of ISTE standards addressed in each subject area, the creation of a 6th grade e-portfolio curriculum and school-wide STEM showcase, and the design and delivery of professional development to support teachers in the integration of technology.

In 2019, I moved to Florence, Italy, to join the Senior Leadership Team at the International School of Florence as the Director of Digital Learning and IT, where I apply my business management, education leadership and web UX design experiences to the support and enhancement of international education.  . Read the announcement here.

I continue to offer web site design and K12 edtech consulting services through my freelance business, LKR Design, and am interested in edtech product consulting and STEM career mentoring especially for women and girls.