Senior Learning Designer
Nathan’s drive to transform education comes through his belief that all people deserve to learn in an environment that adapts to their unique gifts and needs. As an innovative teacher of ten years, Nathan found that schools that truly support all learners are built on a foundation of deep relationships, designed for a learner-centered paradigm. Furthermore, he discovered the interdependence of time, space, and roles; and how they must be aligned to achieve the 21st-century goals that most schools aspire to. For students to become engaged citizens, curious learners, critical thinkers, complex problem solvers, empathetic listeners…an integrated ecosystem needs to be purposely designed with students, parents, and teachers as authentic collaborators.
Since Nathan has joined Fielding International as a Senior Learning Designer, he has invested in network building to be at the forefront of education innovation through human-centered design. Nathan serves as a HundrED Ambassador and is an active member of Education Reimagine’s Learning Lab and the Transcend Design Community. In spring 2020, he leveraged this network to lead a global COVID response series called From Gathering to Transformation with 1,000+ participants from all across the globe.
Nathan’s work with clients involves facilitating student, teacher, and community discovery workshops to align parts of a school’s ecosystem to help all learners thrive. His workshops are designed to be inclusive and interactive.
Nathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Augustana University majoring in Mathematics and Secondary Education, and has graduate training in strategic planning and leadership from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters, going on walks, and playing all sorts of games with friends.