Ann Koufman-Frederick is Chief Academic Officer at LearnLaunch Institute, leading projects on blended and personalized learning – including the MAPLE Consortium, MassNET Testbed, and Across Boundaries Conference. Ann teaches in the Technology, Innovation, Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also devotes time to mentoring edtech startups at LearnLaunch, and is a Board member for the Harvard Alumni Association, and Massachusetts ASCD.

Ann was formerly Vice President of Learning Innovation at Consulting Services for Education (, leadingthe development, implementation, and scaling of K12 innovative programming. She has 30 years of experienceserving in several Massachusetts district public school leadership positions, including Deputy Superintendent for Teaching & Learning in Newton, Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent in Watertown, and Curriculum Director in Marblehead. She began her educational leadership career as Director of Technology Initiatives at the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. She began her teaching career as K-12 instructional technology specialist and professional development instructor in Brookline Public Schools.

Ann received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston College, a CAGS in Instructional Technology from Lesley University, and an A.B. in Psychology from Harvard College.

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