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[Her]story

I established LKR design as a freelance web design business in 2000 at the beginning of my career as a web developer at an e-learning startup in Boston. In 2002 I began working for a non-profit, WiredWoods Inc., in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, before transitioning into the classroom full-time developing and teaching web design, media literacy, and digital storytelling curriculum to high school students at TechBoston Academy, a nationally recognized successful model for technology integration by President Barack Obama in 2011.

As the Director of Instructional Technology at an elementary charter public school in the Boston Public Schools from 2008-2012, I led the design of the school’s technology model for its move to a newly constructed campus. This included the evaluation and selection of education technologies; budgeting, grant writing and staffing; the creation of a scope and sequence of ISTE standards addressed in each subject area and grade level; developing the 6th grade e-portfolio curriculum and running a 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, education and UX experience to being an edtech leader in international K-12 education.  Read the announcement here.

I continue to offer web design and K-12 edtech consulting services through my freelance business, LKR Design. You can also contact me about edtech product consulting and STEM career mentoring for women and girls.