Ari is an innovative educator that specializes in pedagogy-first technology integration to enhance teacher practice and student achievement. Her passion is inspiring others to share their stories and skills through technology. Throughout her work, Ari strives to ensure schools and districts implement technology equitably to provide all students access and opportunity. As an Education Strategist with CDWG, she currently serves the west coast by helping districts transform education and by assisting leaders in planning and implementing classroom technology to inspire active learning and collaboration.
This September, EdTech Magazine recognized her as one of 30 K–12 IT influencers in 2019 and 2020 for her work, helping school leaders and educators navigate the many options and implications of implementing technology in schools. Previously, she was a Staff Development Specialist for the Department of Innovation and Learner Engagement with Riverside Unified School District in Southern California. When in the classroom, Ari taught English classes for grades 9-12.