Our design team has designed over 50 custom learning programs and courses for Integral Ed clients, led the preparation of over 10,000 new teachers, and taught in formal education settings from early-childhood to post-secondary college.
Typically, our design teams are led by an Instructional Designer and managed by a Project Director. Each curriculum design team is turbo-charged by content-specialists from our network, recruited and selected for the needs of any project.
David supports Integral Ed’s team to deliver our best work for our partners and their learners. David is proud of Integral Ed’s work helping people make healthy choices and supporting young adults to explore careers that stoke their fire.
David lives with his wife and two emerging readers.
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
— Albert Einstein
Senior Director of Curriculum Design
Ava has led Integral Ed’s curriculum design practice since 2014. She has supported our amazing designers and content specialists to develop over 15 responsive curricula for our clients and partners.
Ava lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two sons, and is proud of her advocacy on behalf of their neighborhood DC Public School (go Tigers!).
“To make learning stick, we have to determine what students already know ...From there we must construct culturally-based connections or “scaffolds” between the existing schema and the new content.” — Zaretta Hammond
Senior Project Director
Since 2016, Tara has lead our strategic consultation practice with clients, which includes developing philanthropic strategy and grant writing, as well as coaching and capacity building to help partners align their resources to mission.
Tara currently lives in Montgomery, Alabama with her husband, four children, dog, and two cats. Her husband’s military service means that in 10 years, her family has lived in two countries and three states, and her third graders have attended three different elementary schools (and experienced three different preschools too!).
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
Runda has been with Integral Ed since 2019. She collaborates with our team and clients on the behind-the-scenes workings of Learning Management Systems. Runda specializes in creating platforms that are user-friendly, adaptive, and which produce useful data for clients.
Runda lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and two kids. She’s passionate about public schools, writing, and connecting students with literature.
“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Jody has been a project management and systems wizard at Integral Ed since 2018. Jody is proud to support programs and organizations that help improve the lives of others through education.
Jody lives near Washington D.C. and loves running past all the monuments…and she loves the Nationals!
“A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
Asha joined Integral Ed in 2017. She collaborates with curriculum and marketing teams to enhance usability, visual storytelling, and brand identity. Asha specializes in developing ready-to-use materials that scaffold higher-order thinking through kinesthetic and visual activity.
When she is away from her desk, Asha can be found performing in theatrical and film productions in the SF Bay Area.
“Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
Nadia joined Integral Ed in 2019. She collaborates with our teams and clients to create user-driven eLearning that is memorable and engaging. She believes that online learning should be an experience that inspires change in the workplace, resulting in improved performance, not just increased knowledge.
Nadia enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.
“Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be only afraid of standing still." — Chinese proverb
Alicia has been an Instructional Designer with Integral Ed since 2015. Alicia leads content teams supporting curriculum specialists to realize our clients’ learning goals. She has designed accessible and responsive curricula for a wide range of learners. Alicia is most proud of our work in identity exploration and equity.
Alicia lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, three kids, two fish, leopard gecko and is working on cultivating a Windy City garden.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin