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Founder & Executive Director

        Dr. Lanise Block


About Me


Dr. Lanise Block 

Is the Founder & Executive Director of the Digital Empowerment Academy and Co-Founding Principal for Sankore Consulting.

Dr. Block has varied experience in the education sector. She has worked as a: Social Studies  teacher,   Program Coordinator, Content Lead K-12: Social Studies, Technology Integration Specialist and Strategic Project Administrator with Minneapolis Public Schools.  

In addition,  Dr. Block  is an adjunct professor in the School of Education for the University of St. Thomas and Hamline University. Teaching CRT and Technology Integration courses.

Dr. Lanise Block  holds a Bachelor's degree in History from Drake University. Additionally,  she holds a Master’s degree in Teaching, two graduate certificates one in  E-Learning and another in Learning Technologies and a Doctorate degree in Critical Pedagogy from the University of St. Thomas.

 Dr. Block has specialized training and certification  the following areas:

  • Systematic Innovation Training Specialist

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • Culture & Inclusion Manager

  • Project Management Certificate

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate

  • Qualified Administrator, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

  • IPad® Prepared Certification

  • Apple Teacher

Dr. Block has publications of her technology integration research and has presented at conferences nationally. LaniseBlock CV

Her research interests include digital divide, advocacy and inclusion.  LinkedIn Profile  and  Twitter




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