Position: Director of Teaching and Learning Sciences
District: Renton Prep
Location: Renton, WA
Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning and award-winning educator, received her PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from University of Washington, College of Education. She is published in Springer’s International Human-Computer Interaction Series and press such as VentureBeat shared her work as the first K-12 school to pilot Mixed Reality with through the partnership she developed with edtech startup, Lifeliqe in Czech Republic first with Augmented Reality. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, she is a third year Microsoft MVP for global impact. With 18 years in the classroom (ages 4 - 16), her students gained international recognition through global school visits hosting Ministries of Education and Delegates at Renton Preparatory Christian School from around the world. Her leadership brought Renton Prep to be named as among the Top 3 STEM schools in the United States by Future of Education Technology Conference and selected as one of only 17 schools in the world to be part of Microsoft’s Flagship schools program.