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Rich Lehrer National Faculty

A veteran middle school STEM teacher, Rich taught in public schools in Canada and American international schools in both Venezuela and Brazil before moving to the U.S. eight years ago. He currently teaches 8th grade science and 6th grade global studies at Brookwood School in Massachusetts, where he also co-led a school-wide PBL faculty professional development initiative from 2012-2014.

A veteran middle school STEM teacher, Rich taught in public schools in British Columbia and American international schools in Venezuela and Brazil before moving to the U.S. ten years ago. Rich is currently the Innovation Coordinator at Brookwood School in Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts, where he has been leading a school-wide PBL faculty professional development initiative since 2012.

A firm believer in the transformative power of PBL and authentic global and making experiences, Rich was also formerly the Educational Exchange Coordinator for “e-NABLE”, a community of designers, makers, engineers, educators, families, and students dedicated to the creation and global dissemination of affordable 3D printed mechanical hands for children in need. Additionally, Rich was recently named the PBS Digital Innovator for Massachusetts, is an “Ultimaker Pioneer,” and for the past six years has been working with MIT’s D-Lab to adapt their humanitarian engineering philosophy to a Middle School audience. An increasingly sought after speaker, presenter, and facilitator, Rich brings both a unique problem solving perspective and a wealth of practical PBL strategies to his BIE workshop facilitations.