Expert in Curriculum & Instruction ✦ Dynamic Speaker
Design-Focused Leader ✦ Fluent in Database & Technical Work
A Philadelphia-based Professional
Guiding Professional Values
My professional work is guided by these values, to which I deeply commit:
Transparent Communication: Mindset and strategy benefit from earnest dialogue, including humbly owning possibilities and pitfalls. Team members are more effective, together, when they trust each other and regard each other as honest, credible, authentic.
Leadership with Empathy: Work is—and should be—emotional. Passionless enterprises are rarely successful. To cultivate passion, to motivate a team, it is necessary to feel and exhibit empathy for the lived experiences, the successes and challenges, of our colleagues.
Design-Focused Thinking: The essence of design is gathering data and iterating cycles of problem-solving. Design-focused thinking places stakeholders, not the product, at the center of the conversation. To design well, one must listen well and deeply.
In addition to my own workplace learning, here are two thinkers from whom I have derived these principles: