Lori Stahl-Van Brackle
Lori Stahl-Van Brackle was, until September 1, 2016, a Computer Talent teacher in a New York City public middle school. Before she was a teacher she was a journalist and in 1995 created her first Web site for the magazine where she was on staff. She's been excited by digital making ever since. As a teacher she inspired her students to use computers as creative tools and make instead of just consume. She has used open-source programs like Scratch, hacked board-games, and had her students create 3D printed projects. Now she is serving as the Director of Instructional Technology for the Manhattan Field Support Center/NYCDOE. In this role she hopes to help other teachers use technology in their classrooms in creative ways to help engage their students.