Learning Catalyst⁺ Michael Schurr is in his 14th year of teaching, 10 of which have been spent at Riverdale Country School, a coed day school in Bronx, New York. Michael holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University and a MA in Education Organization and Leadership from Columbia University Teacher’s College Klingenstein Center. He is currently a 3rd grade co-teacher as well as the Leader of the Assistant Teacher Mentor Program at RCS. Michael assisted in the creation of the Design Thinking for Educators toolkit and serves as a Creative Catalyst with the Teachers Guild. Michael has facilitated workshops about design thinking for Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room Summit, NAIS National Conference, Nueva ILC, Stanford's d.school, SXSWEdu, Learning and the Brain, The MET creativity Now Conference and independent schools across the country.