School Leadership

  • Director of Educational Innovation, Convent & Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart (K-12), San Francisco, CA, 2011-present
    • Led strategic change initiatives including: instructional technology overhaul leading to ubiquitous access; design & transformation of educational facilities; collaborative study of modernized pedagogical practices
    • Reorganized and re-aligned budgets, program, staffing, and professional development into efficient, streamlined centralized systems
    • Teamed with school leadership to develop strategic change initiatives transforming institutional culture
    • Nurtured stakeholder fear and resistance through empathetic change management techniques

  • Director of Technology, The Urban School (9-12), San Francisco, CA, 1999-2011
    • Collaborated with school leadership to implement among the nation’s first fully integrated 1:1 device program with high adoption and  limited resistance
    • Developed experimental service-based, civil-rights and justice-centered student produced interview publishing program, Telling Their Stories: Oral History Archives Project
    • Led multiple professional development initiatives supporting educators across the country

  • Assistant Head of School, The Jewish Day School (K-8), Bellevue, Washington, 1996-1999
    • Supervised K-8 staff including hiring, scheduling, and development of new performance feedback and evaluation systems
    • Led collaborative process of curricular review, systemic change, publishing and parent communication of academic program

  • Department Chair, History, The Overlake School (5-12), Redmond, WA , 1987-96
    • Included: Chair of Academic Council; led student experiential learning; overhauled social studies course offerings to enhance global studies

Other Professional Work

  • Consultant, HL Educational Consulting, since 2004
    • Selected clients include: Sidwell Friends School (DC), Phillips-Exeter Academy (NH), St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (MD), Stone Ridge School (MD), The Nueva School (CA), The Willows Community School (CA), Worcester Academy (MA), Westwood School District (MA), Jewish Community High School of the Bay (CA)

  • Director of Youth Services, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island, WA, 1985-1987


  • University of Washington, MA Ed, Curriculum and Instruction, 1987
  • Western Washington University, BA Ed, Social Studies Education, 1983

See Professional Development for selected post-degree training



See Articles & Writings

Public Speaking and Workshop Leadership

See Speaking for more detailed list with titles

  • NAIS Annual Conference, presenter and workshop leader (multiple)
  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States, keynote speaker, Columbus, OH
  • Integrated Technology Symposium for School Leaders, lead organizer, San Francisco
  • iSummit, Coalition of Lighthouse Schools, keynote speaker, Memphis, TN
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), presenter (multiple)
  • Oral History Association Annual Meeting, presenter (multiple)
  • The Society of American Archivists, keynote speaker, San Francisco, CA
  • Holocaust Forum, National Holocaust Memorial Museum and USC, Los Angeles, CA
  • Building Global Communities Technology Conference, Honolulu, HI
  • International Oral History Association World Conference, Sydney, Australia
  • CAIS Annual Head and Trustee Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Laptop Institute, keynote speaker, Memphis, TN
  • Ed-Media, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Montreal, Canada

Personal Interests

Biking, hiking, photography; non-fiction, documentaries


I continue managing Telling Their Stories: Oral History Archives Project - hosted by The Urban School, and coordinate with other schools who continue producing new student interviews.