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Annice Fisher, Ed.L.D.'17: Meet Ed.L.D Marshal Annice Fisher

May 31, 2017
Annice Fisher knows that when it comes to education, most parents want what’s best for their kids. She experienced it growing up after her mother moved their family from Englewood, a deeply troubled neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, to the North Side so that Annice and her brother could go to better schools.

David Hay, Ed.L.D.'17: Meet Ed.L.D. Marshal David Hay

May 31, 2017
David Hay, Ed.L.D.’17, has come a long way from Antigo, Wisconsin, his hometown of 8,000 people from which he had to drive 40 miles to get to a mall. His new adopted city of New York, where he has taken a position as director of organizational effectiveness for the New York City Department of Education under Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, is just a bit larger.

Paola Peacock Friedrich, Ed.L.D.'14: Harvard Alumni Association Elected Director

May 19, 2017

Paola Peacock Friedrich, Ed.L.D.'14 is one of six HAA Elected Directors. The Elected Directors were each elected for three-year terms. They were chosen from a slate of nine candidates, who were nominated by a Harvard Alumni Association committee as prescribed by the election rules. Harvard degree holders cast 28,541 ballots in the election.

Dwight Rhodes, Ed.L.D.'17: Show what you know

May 10, 2017

Dwight E. Rhodes, Ed.L.D.'17 and Dan Brown explore the critical role educator microcredentials can play in a shift toward personalized learning and development. Read more on

Christine Ortiz, Ed.L.D.'17 and the Equity Design Collaborative

April 14, 2017

Julie Freeland Fisher discusses the Equity Design Collaborative in her article Making Equity a First Principle of the Personalized-Learning Era on the 74 website. Christine Ortiz, Ed.L.D.'17 is part of a team that developed the EquityxDesign framework that "can help school designers (and redesigners) integrate equity as a first principle into blended and personalized learning efforts.

Personalized Learning Initiative: The Learning Accelerator and Beth Rabbitt, Ed.L.D.'13

April 5, 2017

Beth Rabbitt, Ed.L.D.'13, CEO of the Learing Accelerator is featured on the New Profit website. The Learning Accelerator will receive an unrestricted grant of $1 million as part of the Personalized Learning Initiative. the initiative is "an effort to invest in promising new approaches and technologies that can give students more agency in their own learning journey and provide teachers with tools to tailor classroom instruction to the unique needs of each student."

Cheryl Camacho Lewis, Ed.L.D. '19: Leading Learning

March 16, 2017

Cheryl Camacho Lewis, Ed.L.D. '19 is profiled on the Harvard Graduate School of Education website. Camacho "brings her personal experience as a student and a teacher to her vision of leading for equity in schools".