Ken Gordon is the Content, Conversation, and Community Strategist at Continuum, the global innovation design firm. He makes Continuum's work and thinking visible to the necessary audiences. He creates superlative content, collaborates with colleagues to do the same, and employs social networks to share it widely.
A card-carrying humanist, Ken co-founded JEDLAB, the Jewish education community, and QuickMuse, the improvisational writing website. He has written for TheAtlantic.com, the Forward, HBR, the New York Times, and many other pubs.
Ken has an English degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany. He framed both diplomas long ago, but can’t seem to find them now—a fact he considers all-too-human.
A dynamic, innovative educator and author, Dr. Shira Leibowitz is founding Lower School Director of Portfolio, an innovative school in TriBeCa, emphasizing creative problem solving infused with technology and the arts through interdisciplinary project-based learning. She is co-author of the book The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness, published by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Prior to founding Portfolio, Shira led independent schools in the greater New York City area for 20 years, serving as Department Head and Curriculum Coordinator, Lower School Principal, and Head of School. A recognized leader in project-based learning, educational innovation, and instructional coaching, Shira has coached teachers throughout the country in implementing project-based learning in their classrooms and has led online communities of practice for educators focused on educational innovation, teaching and learning, and instructional coaching.
Karen Wolf is a college and career counselor at Morristown High School. Previously, she was the Associate Director of College Guidance for 12 years at HAFTR HS, a Modern Orthodox co-ed yeshiva in Cedarhurst, NY. Karen is the author of a book on college admissions, “CliffsNotes’ Roadmap to College: Navigating Your Way to College Admissions Success.” Before becoming a college counselor, Karen held several positions in the public and private sectors as a training and development/organization development professional. Karen has Master’s Degrees in School Counseling and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.