George Lucas Educational Foundation

Meg Riordan

Project Director

Meg Riordan, Ph.D., is a Project Director with Expeditionary Learning (EL), a K-12, non-profit educational organization. She leads EL's federally-funded Teacher Potential Project, studying the impact of EL's curriculum and coaching on teachers' instruction and students' learning. A former English and ELL middle and high school teacher, Meg's research interests include teacher professional learning, school reform, scaling-up, and blended learning. She is the co-author of Going to Scale with New School Designs: reinventing high school (Teachers College, 2009) and numerous articles.


  • Student Voice

    Students as Leaders of Their Learning

    Student-led conferences turn the traditional parent-teacher conference on its head by making students the liaisons between school and family, and drivers of their own education.