MENTOR // Sandy Speicher’s Bio
Sandy leads IDEO’s education practice, which takes a human-centered approach to creating positive impact in education – from tangible solutions for the classroom to addressing major challenges in the system. Speicher works with organizations in the public, private and social sectors to create new processes, tools, systems and experiences that engage today’s learners of all ages. She has helped create a scalable school model in Peru, strategies to improve schools for the poor in India, and approaches to increasing teaching effectiveness in the United States. Recently, she collaborated with the Carnegie Corporation to launch 100kin10, which President Clinton referred to as a new model for social change. Clients have included the Gates Foundation, US Department of Education, Innova Schools, San Francisco Unified School District, Lemann Foundation. She holds an MA in Education from Stanford and a BFA in Visual Communications from Washington University.