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, design teams are led by an Instructional Designer and managed by a Project Director. Experts in media and design support each project team to realize beautiful and coherent blended instruction.
Michaela is a video content creator who bridges storytelling with brand-specific motion graphics to best bring ideas to life.
Through her work with Integral Ed partners, Michaela has aligned her values with her work life and developed a personal mission of creating engaging video content for positive, culturally and socially responsible organizations.
Michaela was born in Brazil and grew up in Angola and Portugal. She loves movies and travel as each expand your experience of the world.
Currently, she lives with her husband and two sons in Austin, TX.
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
— Albert Camus
Asha joined Integral Ed in 2017. She collaborates with curriculum and marketing teams to develop cohesive experiences for all stakeholders across platforms and media, including K-12 students and teachers, adult learners, and professional development facilitators. She collaborates with curriculum and marketing teams to enhance usability, messaging, storytelling, and brand identity.
When she is away from her desk, Asha also works as a theatre and film actor, director, and screenwriter.
“Form follows function--that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
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
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
Alicia has been designing curriculum with Integral Ed since 2015. Alicia leads content teams 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
Senior Storyline Developer
Erin is an Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer with a passion for creating accessible and engaging eLearning content. She earned her Masters in Science in Instructional Design and Technology in 2020 with a focus on adult learning and creating more intuitive user experiences within online learning environments. Prior to working with Integral Ed, she spent nearly a decade collaborating with university faculty to design and facilitate international experiential learning programs.
When not at her computer, Erin can be found roaming around mountains and throwing clay from her home in Granada, Spain.
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” — Mae Jemison
Diane Takata Powell
Diane has over 25 years of leadership experience in corporate, education, and non-profit sectors. She has led a global internet startup expansion, executed nationwide digital initiatives, and guided an organization through a virtual product transition. She has also served as a paraprofessional, teacher, instructional coach, administrator, and the Director of Elementary Curriculum in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Most recently, as the Deputy Chief of Strategic Growth & Partnerships at UnboundEd.
Diane lives in Charleston, SC, raising two sons alongside her husband, and enjoys challenging workouts, quality beach time, and getting lost in a good book.
“If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.” ― Marian Wright Edelman
Senior Project Director
Since 2016, Tara has lead our strategic consultation, strategic planning, growth and marketing strategy for nonprofit clients serving students, teacher and leaders with blended services. From 2019 to present, Tara has supported partners to strategically transition from in-person to online and blended delivery.
After decades of enjoying life in a new state or country every few years, Tara is happily putting down roots in Colorado with her husband, four children, dog, and cat.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
A native of East St. Louis, IL, Whitney brings to her work more than 10 years of experience as an award-winning teacher, school principal and instructional expert. Her career in education began in New Orleans, where she moved after Hurricane Katrina to become a founding teacher and eventually 7th-9th grade principal at KIPP Central City Academy. Her extraordinary success with students earned her the 2011 Fishman Prize, a $25,000 award given annually to just four teachers nationwide. Whitney holds a BA in English and Modern Foreign Languages from Jackson State University, a MA in Organizational Leadership from Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
"The progress of the world will call for the best that all of us have to give."
— Mary McLeod Bethune
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 empowering young adults to build skills and explore career pathways that stoke their fire and build a healthy future.
David lives with his wife and two kids in Austin, TX.
"The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves..” — Paulo Freire
Morgan has been a writer at Integral Ed since 2021. She works with curriculum designers and developers to realize engaging and affirming experiences for learners of all ages.
Morgan lives, works and designs engaging instruction from her home in Puerto Rico where she enjoys spending her time with her husband and daughter.
“Time spent exploring is never wasted” — Morgan
Director of eLearning
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