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Mike Yates

Senior Managing Director, New Product Design
The Reinvention Lab at Teach for America

I work to reinvent the school system. Every single day. That is what gets me up in the morning.

I am a Senior Product Designer at The Reinvention Lab. I'm working with an incredible team to build new products that could usher Teach for America into the future of learning in fresh, new, and innovative ways.

When I am not working in the lab I coach public speakers, advise education startups, and host a podcast called Schoolish. I have a newsletter called Schoolish: The Newsletter where I am covering all things future of learning and teaching educators to pivot.

Each morning when my four children wake up I look my "why" in the face. Each of them is a reminder that this system of education in the US must change to support all kinds of learners with a fire in their eyes.

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Events featuring Mike Yates
Events featuring Mike Yates