Our Team

Who We Are

  • Frank Locker

    Frank Locker PhD

    Honored as a Planner of the Year by the Council of Educational Facilities Planners, International, Frank has taught at the university level, and is a trained facilitator and a registered architect. He conceived and co-teaches the Harvard University School of Education/School of Design course for educators and architects, Effective Education/Innovative Learning Environments. A frequent speaker at international, national, and regional school planning conferences, his recent keynote addresses have been in Vancouver; Dallas; London and Manchester, England; Frankfurt; and Abu Dhabi. Frank is an affiliate of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

    Click here for a printable PDF of Frank’s very long resume.


  • Elizabeth Grady

    Elizabeth Grady EdD
    Research Associate

    Dr Grady has extensive experience as an educator, administrator, and researcher. As a K-12 educator she taught history and social sciences in the groundbreaking Cluster and Pilot Schools at Cambridge Rindge + Latin School, Cambridge, MA. She founded the innovative K-100 Program at Rindge and Latin and was district K-12 History Curriculum Chair. She has lectured on Human Development at Harvard University Extension Program, and has been a Course Leader for the Project Zero Summer Institute, a professional development institute for teachers and administrators based on work in cognitive psychology and pedagogy by Howard Gardner and David Perkins.

    She has been Research Associate at FRANK LOCKER Educational Planning since 2008. With Frank she teaches the Harvard course Effective Education/Innovative Learning Environments, an interdisciplinary course of the graduate School of Design and the Graduate School of Education. She is an affiliate of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

    Her EdD is from Harvard. She was a Fulbright Fellow to Japan, a Conant Fellow at Harvard, and a fellow in the Greek Studies program at Brandeis University.


  • Denise Whittier

    Denise Whittier
    Project Coordinator/Administrator

    With a degree in Communication/Public Relations from Trinity College, Burlington, VT, Denise is responsible for the overall management of the business plus the processing of workshop outcomes and the production of reports She edits and proofs various other writings and does research in preparation for speeches and presentations. Denise is also an accomplished performing artist and a producer of both small- stage theatrical events, as well as fundraising events benefiting childrens’ arts and education programs.


…an amazing familiarity with scores of “New School” pedagogy. More!