Liz Arney is the Director of Innovative Learning at Aspire Public Schools, where she is responsible for running blended learning pilots, converting schools to blended learning, and designing new blended learning schools to scale blended learning across Aspire. Liz works closely with teachers, principals, TechOps, and data and analysis to create supportive structures and processes for increasing classroom technology offerings aligned with Aspire's instructional program and culture.
Before this, Liz worked at Aspire as a humanities instructional coach, providing professional development, instructional and content support, and induction coaching to grades 6-12 humanities teachers across the organization. She also led the development of curriculum toolkits for English, social studies, science and math courses in grades 9-12.
Before coming to Aspire, Liz taught high school English in public and private schools in Boston, Seattle, and Taipei, Taiwan, and provided history content coaching to teachers across New England.
Liz received her BA in English at University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Education at Harvard, and a Masters in Humanities at the University of Chicago.
"Liz Arney is the original 'healthy skeptic.' She keeps student learning at the heart of every judgment call and writes with spirit and candor about the choices she helped make at Aspire. This is no 'silver bullet' solution but instead a practical road map to using technology to target instruction directly to student needs. Arney is exactly the guide you should have at your side as you travel this new world of instruction-experienced, thoughtful and crisp in her advice."- Betsy Corcoran, CEO & Co-Founder, EdSurge
"Liz Arney has done the hard work of taking her deep experience and making it practical and useful to other school designers. Anyone launching or redesigning a school with blended learning should incorporate the lessons of Go Blended!."- Stacey Childress, CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund