Heather Lawrenz is the program director for JSchoolTech and the senior digital media trainer at the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Heather’s career in digital creativity began in college (at the JSchool, in fact). She took the love she had for digital storytelling and art and turned it into a career teaching high school art and journalism.
Now Heather’s passion for being a maker is shared with students, staff and faculty at KU. She runs the online training site jschooltech.org, hosts workshops, leads weekly small group sessions with students, and visits classes to train students. She is an Adobe Education Leader, an elite group of Adobe trainers and educators. This fall Heather launched a new lunch-and-learn series to help students build basic skills in Adobe tools. Heather believes that everyone can be a creator and that maximizing digital tools to communicate ideas and personal narratives drives change.