Maureen Suhendra to Present “Khan Academy Startup Lessons Learned”

IMMEDIATE RELEASE  4/28/15

Boise, Idaho – April 28, 2015

 

Khan Academy Educational Partnerships Lead, Maureen Suhendra, will Present “Khan Academy Startup Lessons Learned” at Trailhead Boise May 8th at 3:30 pm. Free to the public.

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is following up the successful “Khan Academy in Idaho” pilot with a visit from Maureen Suhendra who will finish her day of meetings at Trailhead Boise with a short talk about Khan Academy and a Q & A session on the topic, “Khan Academy Startup Lessons Learned.” Maureen’s speaking engagement is geared towards entrepreneurs, non-profits and startups seeking information on how Khan Academy has leveraged partnerships with industry resources as well as the growing pains that came as their organization scaled. This unique perspective, from one of the nation’s most successful non-profit educational organizations of the last decade, is not to be missed!

Maureen is passionate about empowering students to become self-directed learners.  In her first 3 years at Khan Academy, she worked extensively with teachers, students, and organizations across the country as the lead of Khan Academy’s K-12 partnerships.  This past year she transitioned to the product team where she works alongside designers, developers, and user researchers to constantly create and improve meaningful learning experiences.

Before joining Khan Academy, Maureen was a Teach For America teacher at a charter school on the border of Texas and Mexico. She is an alumna of Brown University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

The speaking event will take place at 3:30 pm on Friday, May 8th at Trailhead Boise, 500 S. 8th Street in downtown Boise. RSVP for tickets through Trailhead’s event page.