Lucy is an experienced consultant and observer of educational innovation, working with a variety of people and institutions on modernizing education. She is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at conferences, and her projects include professional development coaching, virtual conference development, strategic planning for schools, and consultation to companies and non-profits. Lucy has a strong voice within social media and has developed a vast professional network which brings added value to her projects.
Lucy, along with Steve Hargadon, is the co-founder of the Global Education Conference Network, an online community devoted to globally connected teaching and learning. As of 2017, this network has over 25,000 members from 180+ countries.
Previous to her work as a consultant, Lucy worked directly in schools for 17 years. Her career began in the Chicago Public School system where she taught primary grades and went on to serve in various capacities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.
Lucy holds a BA in Art History (in addition to elementary education certification) from Beloit College and an M.Ed from National Louis University. Lucy has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator and has been given the Make It Happen award from the Illinois chapter of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).