Ms Lisa Betts-LaCroix
Co-Founder, Bay Area Gifted Homeschoolers
United States of America
Lisa Betts-LaCroix is the co-founder of Bay Area Gifted Homeschoolers, a group of over 350 families setting new precedents for community-based, independent learning for high-ability kids. Her Free Learning Dinner Salons brought together VCs, angel investors, innovative educators, and startup entrepreneurs, and in 2016 Lisa co-curated Innovation Education featuring and fostering connections between individuals and organizations committed to transforming learning. She was an early advisor at Uncollege and helped create curriculum for The Gap Year program. As a speaker she’s presented at SXSWedu, Under 20 New York Summit, Thiel Fellowship Retreats, Creative Live, and more and has been featured in Wired Magazine and on CBS News and Swiss TV for her role as a prominent leader in the independent learning movement growing out of Silicon Valley.