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Martin Moran


Lead Designer of Middle and Upper School

Martin received a B.A. in History at the University of Illinois-Chicago and an M.A. in History of Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at DePaul University. For five years, he served as an educator and technology developer at Evanston Township High School. He then worked as a history teacher, technology staff developer and curriculum team leader at Francis W. Parker School. He was charged with creating a new 9th and 10th grade World History curriculum from scratch which included authoring a text for the course. In 2011, he became the director of the Parker Summer School for Teaching and Learning, an experimental summer school built around the philosophies of progressive education. At Parker, he helped design the TIDES program, a concrete effort to maximize the tools (technology, design, entrepreneurial skills) of the 21st century to provide students with learning experiences that make them impactful, socially conscious leaders in a globalizing world. In addition, he coordinated a redesign of learning spaces at Parker, helped develop the long- and short-term technology plans, oversaw a 1:1 Middle School iPad program, a 2:1 Upper School laptop/iPad program, and the development of mobile and stationary technology centers throughout the building.

Martin has presented at numerous conferences, sits on the board of South by Southwest EDU, and was recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools as a ”Teacher of the Future.”