Named by EdTechMagazine as a top 30 K-12 IT Influencer to Follow, Dee is the Lead Learning Education Designer at Lanier Learning, LLC and is an Education Coach for Samsung. Dee is dedicated to co-designing equitable learning experiences for school leaders, staff, and students. Lanier Learning also partners with non-profit and for-profit corporations that are committed to community good.

Dee is the author of Demarginalizing Design and a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over two decades of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate levels. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and equity.  Dee is an award-winning presenter, TEDx Speaker, Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Google Certified Coach that specializes in creative applications for mobile devices and Chromebooks, low-cost makerspaces, and gamified learning experiences. Dee is a founding mentor and architect for the Google Coaching program pilot, Dynamic Learning Project, and a co-founder of Our Voice Academy, a program aimed at empowering educators of color to gain greater visible leadership and recognized expertise. Dee is also the creator of the design thinking educational activities called, Solve in Time!® and Maker Kitchen™️ and co-host of the Liberated Educator podcast. Dee practices self-care by reading, playing percussion, and roasting, brewing, and drinking coffee.

Keynote Speaker

🎤👨🏾‍🎓 Lessons Learned From My Hip Hop Heroes

and what they can teach us all about culturally responsive education. 

AKA, parasailing past the pitfalls of poor pedagogical practices

🧠💡Demarginalizing Design

Demarginalizing Design- by centering on Equity, Empathy, and Creativity in Problem-Solving.

Based on the top-selling book by the same title, this is an interactive session that aims to demystify equity work and provide perspective for educators to solve real-world problems with the most marginalized in their midst as co-designers for a better future.

Recommended Devices: Mobile or Laptop

Workshop Facilitator

Navigating the Emergent and Urgent Realities of AI: From Classrooms to Cabinets to Corporate Spaces.

Harnessing Design Thinking to Empower Diverse Communities: Co-creating Solutions for Real-World Problems

Teaching Joy and Justice Through Virtual Field Trips: Inspiring Educators and Executives to Create Immersive Learning Experiences

Grounds for Discussion: Promoting Critical Dialogue on Human-Centered Design

Experience Designer

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Book: Demarginalizing Design


Activity: Solve in Time!


Podcast: The Liberated Educator