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Charity is a creative leader focused on innovation in learning. She's an author, professional learning designer, and facilitator, speaker, thought partner, learner, and overall Deeper Learning enthusiast. 


She has been honored to be involved in designing and supporting high-quality teaching and learning environments that empower meaningful, connected, and authentic learning experiences in schools and in industry. Her repertoire of experience working in multiple countries and in the United States, with dozens of states, hundreds of schools, as well as multiple provinces in Canada, regions, international organizations, consortia, educational service centers, and charter management organizations has equipped her with skills and knowledge about the best ways to promote, scale and sustain innovative classroom practices and educational environments.

Charity has designed, developed, and delivered professional development workshops, sustained support sessions, and leadership coaching to dozens of clients throughout the nation and world. She has also played key roles in capacity building program development, organizational development, transformational planning, new school visioning, design, space design, hiring, and curriculum development as well as faculty mentorship, systems design, and implementation. She’s worked in industry, for Boeing, as an Instructional Systems Designer on an agile methods and technologies team to design world-class training and development programs.  As a former teacher herself, she taught French language to students in grades 6-12 as well as to college students and adults using Project-Based Learning and authentic intellectual work. 

She recently completed a term as co-chair for the National Center for Restorative Justice.