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Richard Culatta

Director of the Office of Educational Technology , US Department of Education

Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of educational innovation with experience in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning. As the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education his work focuses on creating future ready schools that leverage new technologies to transform learning.  Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as an education policy advisor to U.S. Senator Patty Murray.  Culatta also served as the learning technologies advisor for the McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University.  Culatta is passionate about accelerating innovation in education with a particular interest in games for learning and open education. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife and four children.