Partner and Managing Director, Education, IDEO
United States of America
Sandy Speicher is a partner at the global design and innovation firm IDEO, where she also serves as managing director of the education practice. Her teams look to people’s unmet needs to inspire new solutions for a wide variety of challenges – from the ways people learn to the ways systems operate. Working with organizations across the public, private, and social sectors, Sandy has helped create an affordable school system in Peru, strategies to improve schools for the poor in India, and learning tools to develop basic literacy in youth in Brazil. Her work also focuses on creating tools to help build creative confidence in students and teachers, so that they can be agents of change for how our classrooms evolve. She helped Carnegie Corporation launch 100Kin10, which President Clinton referred to as a new model for social change. Sandy holds a master’s in education from Stanford and a BFA from Washington University.