Laura Deisley is Co-Founder of Reimagine:Ed and Director of Strategic Innovation at The Lovett School, a leading K12 independent school in Atlanta, GA. This unique role includes a dynamic range of responsibilities including educational visioning, strategic management, partnerships, innovative teaching and learning, and the development of new learning spaces. She designs and manages key relationships with The University of Virginia, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University; has facilitated national and regional teaching and learningcohorts; serves on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Task Force for 21st Century Learning and Technology; is Co-Founder of the Atlanta K12 Design Challenge; and is the Founding Director of Lab Atlanta, an innovative new semester school for high school sophomores opening in the spring of 2017. Laura recently joined the founding advisory board of the Brookhaven Innovation Academy, a newly appointed state charter school with a focus on preparing low-income minority students for college and post-secondary options in STEM fields.
A 1984 graduate of Wake Forest with an honors degree in mathematical economics, Laura has worked at the intersection of business, education and technology for over 25 years. Her experiences range from large corporate business to educational media, professional development and parenting. Bringing a unique voice and energy to conversations about learning, design, and change, she is a sought after consultant recognized for her strategic visioning, network, and thoughtful
approach to living and learning in a highly connected, rapidly changing world.