Sociologist turned Educational Technologist joins EdTechTeam
Introducing Dee Lanier!
We are excited to share a new addition to our team! Dee Lanier, a long-term member of the EdTechTeam family, will be coming on full-time as a Program Coordinator to support the team’s innovative programs such as the Dynamic Learning Project and other educator community programs.
Originally from Southern California, “Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and inequality.
Dee served at Crossroads Charter High School as a full-time Vocational Studies teacher, Testing Coordinator and Title I Director then went on to become the Technology Catalyst for the Lower School at Trinity Episcopal School. He also was the Executive Director of a nonprofit called UNCOMMEN. Most recently, Dee served on the board of Charlotte Lab School then worked as the school’s STEM Specialist and Tech Coach.
‘I first began presenting with EdTechTeam in 2012, and I remember when I first met Mark Wagner, Michael Wacker, Jim Sill, Chris Bell and Molly Bennett, and heard crazy stories about a mysterious edu-rover named Wendy Gorton. As a matter of fact, I believe that was the entire team back in the day, just when Summits were getting started. Over the years I would work dozens of times with these individuals bringing some of the most inspiring professional development for educators across the globe. Now I get to work with them more directly and continue to share my passion for digital equity (#thinkopen), student agency (#smashboardedu), and creativity in the classroom (#designteaching #makerkitchen). I truly feel blessed beyond measure.’
Chief Program Officer