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Shira Lee Katz

Senior Director of Education Content, Common Sense Education

Shira is responsible for the strategic direction and overall quality of content on Common Sense Education's Graphite ( Graphite is an innovative platform for PreK-12 teachers with independent ratings and reviews of EdTech. Previously, Shira oversaw the direction and operations of Common Sense's app, website, and game channels and project managed the research and creation of its K-12 digital literacy and citizenship curriculum and companion online interactive elements. Shira also has managed research projects on digital learning, school reform, and social emotional development. More generally, Shira is interested in seeding innovative approaches to learning. She holds a doctorate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's in English from the University of Michigan.

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