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Cindy Johanson Executive Director, Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation

Cindy Johanson has more than 25 years experience leading the design and expansion of digital services with a primary focus on education. In her current role, Johanson oversees Edutopia, a premier Internet source for inspiration and information about what works in K-12 education. Prior to joining the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Johanson served as senior vice president of interactive and education for the Public Broadcasting Service. At PBS, she led the launch and growth of the award-winning Web site and its suite of Internet sites, including,, and Johanson’s passion for online learning started in 1989 with text-based interfaces and 300 baud modems when she managed teacher support and training for Learning Link, an online service for K-12 classrooms. Cindy can be reached on Twitter: @cinjo