Heather Cunningham, EdD

Heather Cunningham is an educational leader that has worked in the field for over twenty years. In the early part of her career, Heather was an elementary teacher, and as she grew and honed her craft, she developed a love for technology and the potential it offered the world of education. In the classroom, Heather created real world learning opportunities for her students and helped those around her to develop personalized learning pathways, connect with experts in the field, and integrate technology and coding into academic content areas.

After receiving her Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, Digital Media, and E-Learning, from the University of Colorado Denver, Heather worked with teachers to develop responsible and creative digital learners, while integrating hands-on learning through makerspace exploration. Heather also worked as a K-5 STEM teacher and technology integration specialist, where she taught students engineering, computational thinking, and developed code for content, robotics, and creative projects. Over the last several years, Heather has also taught professional development to educators on coding, digital tools, robotics, personalized learning, e-learning platforms, passion projects, connecting with experts, and makerspace design. Whether it be educating children or adults, Heather has always had a love for teaching and learning. Heather just finished her EdD in Educational Leadership and Equity in Education from the University of Colorado Denver, with a focus on systemic biases within education and the marginalization of students and teachers of color.

In her free time, Heather loves to read, test out her Keto baking skills, play with her golden retriever Sofie, research new technology, and go on adventures with her fiancé Scott and their blended family of four amazing kids (Meghan, Trevor, Jack and Abby).

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Our team is committed to expanding equitable access to computer science and coding. We are former public educators, creatives, and lifelong learners who are deeply engaged and passionate about what we do.

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Abby Funabiki, MPA

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Suzanne B. Carlson, M. Ed.

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McKay Perkins, MS

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Heather Cunningham, EdD

Senior PD Facilitator

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