ITD is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dr. Katie Lazdowski to the position of program manager. Katie has been contributing to the success of ITD programs throughout 2018 as a skilled education consultant. We are honored to start the new year by welcoming Dr. Lazdowski as a full time ITD staff member. She brings more than 15 years of international education and training experience to her position as program manager. Prior to joining ITD, Katie served as an education consultant for the organization School to School; a teacher training instructor at the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts; an Education Specialist for the US Peace Corps in Mali and as a French teacher in public and private high schools in New England. Katie is fluent in French and has lived and worked in several different African countries. She holds a doctorate in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in teaching foreign languages from Simmons College. In her new role she will expand and strengthen ITD's capacity to offer high quality programs focused on education as well as ensure that all ITD programs challenge participants to think critically and become engaged in their own learning.