Kristen MacConnell, Ph.D.
Kristen MacConnell is the Editor and Founder of Globally Informed. She has a diverse educational background that includes school counseling, school psychology, instructional coaching, university teaching, and school leadership. Kristen spent 8 years as an educator in the US before moving overseas in 2010. She spent 4 years working at Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile and spent 1.5 years working as a field researcher for International School Consultancy throughout Latin America. Kristen is passionate about empowering children to be curious, solve authentic problems, and learn deeply about the world in which they live. She also loves collaborating with colleagues about teaching practices and engaging in meaningful learning experiences. When Kristen is not working with authors and peer reviewers from Globally Informed you can find her consulting with international schools about literacy practices, project-based learning, and improvement science. Kristen holds advanced degrees in School Leadership (M.Ed.) from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, Special Education (Ph.D.) from the University of Oregon, and School Psychology (M.S.) also from the University of Oregon.