Victoria Bergsagel

Pres
Architects Of Achievement

Victoria Bergsagel is an educator passionate about designing schools where all students achieve. She founded and directs Architects of Achievement, and has a gift for nurturing people’s talents and insights into inspired solutions. She has been a teacher, principal, adjunct professor, community relations director and school district administrator leading the educational program planning upon which the construction of new schools was based. She also was a director of educational partnerships at research institute working with researchers to conduct, integrate, and interpret the world’s leading brain research. For the past fifteen years Victoria has served as an educational design strategist throughout the United States and abroad. A proud member of several award-winning project teams, she has written a book on school design (Architecture for Achievement, 2007) published several articles, lectured at Harvard, USC, UC-Berkeley, Lewis and Clark College and Seattle Pacific University, and in 2015, was invited to Washington, DC to advise the White House on the future of STEM education. She also was one of five professionals appointed to serve on the AIA’s 2015 Educational Facilities Design Awards Jury to select the best K-12 and higher education facilities in the U.S. Excelling in community engagement, organizational development and public speaking, Victoria helps friends and colleagues realize their hopes and dreams for their communities and children. Renowned for her strategic approach, and recognized for her ability to bridge the worlds of education and architecture, Victoria has garnered a reputation as one of the most sought-after leaders in school design today.

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