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Cindy Johanson


For more than 30 years, Cindy has led the design and expansion of digital services with a primary focus on education. In her current role, she oversees Edutopia, a trusted source for inspiration and information about what works in education. Prior to joining the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Cindy served as senior vice president of interactive and education for the Public Broadcasting Service. At PBS, she was responsible for the launch and growth of the award-winning and its suite of Internet sites, including,, and Cindy’s passion for online learning started in 1989 with text-based interfaces and 300 baud modems when she managed teacher support and training for Learning Link, an online service for K-12 classrooms. She holds a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Ohio University. Twitter: @cinjo