Deputy Director | International School of Zug and Luzern
Switzerland Site | SWITZERLAND
Early in her career, a foray into communications eventually led Colleen to work with urban youth on developing problem-solving and leadership skills. Moved by this experience, she realized the enormous potential that children can access when they’re able to engage in—and reflect on—personally meaningful experiences.
Now an education veteran with more than two decades of expertise as a teacher, instructional coach, administrator, and learning designer, Colleen’s experience has helped her to deeply understand and access different levers of change. She has designed curriculum, led professional development, coached district and school leaders, and catalyzed innovation through philanthropic efforts. Through all of these initiatives, she has worked to empower every child, every learner, and every organization to become their best version.
Colleen’s work to further learner-centric education has directly impacted thousands of students and teachers at local, state, national, and international levels. Her extensive experience includes key leadership roles at schools in the U.S. and abroad in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, and Brazil, spanning both private and public settings.
Most recently, Colleen guided pedagogical direction across Altitude Learning's technology, services, and lab schools, ensuring that practice and the product remained rooted in learning research. Currently, she leads all things learning at the International School of Zug and Luzern focused specifically on cultivating the organizational conditions that enable each learner to achieve more than they ever believed was possible.