Our team

Last updated: August 2020

Kelly Pascarella

Kelly Pascarella: Creator, Education Blueprint

Hi, I'm Kelly! I've served in public education for 16 years as an inclusive classroom teacher in grades K-8 and as a gifted education coordinator. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and my Master's Degree in K-12 Leadership & Administration.

My doctoral research investigates the abundance of resources available to us as teachers, including teachers' information and communication technology capacities, teachers' personal information management systems, and open education resource sharing.

As a mom and a teacher, it can be hard to keep up with the latest resources and content that can best impact the learners in my classroom. I invite you and the teachers of the Education Blueprint community to learn from one another, to share your free original content and link to helpful resources, and to inspire other teachers in classrooms across the globe. 

Building the infrastructure to support teachers' modern day digital needs comes down to one truth: all children deserve equal access to a quality education. The more tools you're aware of as the teacher, the greater the impact you can have on your students as an educator.

I invite you to learn more about our team, our mission, and our partnership with The Teach Better Team as we proudly host teacher-created grids (@thegridmethod) as a main element of our free content downloads here on Education Blueprint. 

Nicole Kelly: Chief Content Curator

Nicole has 8 years of teaching experience in both the public and private educational settings. She earned her Elementary Education and Secondary Social Studies education degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Additionally, Nicole has a Master’s Degree in Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from Duquesne University. 

Nicole is passionate about learning and loves to develop creative lessons, explore educational resources, and seek out professional development opportunities. She loves to collaborate with teachers and believes that is one of the best ways to grow in the field. Nicole hopes that teachers who visit Education Blueprint will find it a place to explore new resources and share their knowledge with fellow colleagues.

Laura Lisien: Non-profit Business Manager

Laura is the business manager of Education Blueprint. She has a deep understanding and love of non-profit management. In 2003, she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Museum Management. She later went on, in 2006, to receive her Master's Degree in Public Policy and Management from the Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon. From there, she furthered her business acumen in the Public Sector for more than six years at Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in the Strategy and Operations practice. She worked with clients such as Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Marine Department of Medicaid and Medicare on technology and finance projects. Her love of non-profit management, especially pertaining to education organizations, has led her to take on her current role at Education Blueprint. Her goal is to set up, run, and manage the organization's non-profit structure in order to maximize the benefit of the website for all teachers. She is also a dedicated wife and mother of two boys and is an active member in various Parent Teacher Organizations for the Upper St. Clair School District.