About This Project

Max Brooks, M.Ed.

VP of Strategic Partnerships


Max is a life-long learner-sharer who started his career in education nearly 20 years ago as a middle school teacher with Friendship Schools in Washington, D.C. In 2006, both the president and the secretary of education visited his classroom to witness authentic, student-directed learning in action. He has a wide range of experience with developing teacher capacity through networked communities and is passionate about building, sustaining, and growing partnerships to support teaching and learning goals. He was selected as the NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium Outstanding STEM Teacher in 2011 for his work leading the integration of technology in learning throughout Friendship Schools.


Max recently spent seven years at Discovery Education as an international trainer, presenter, and consultant. He has been a keynote and featured speaker at numerous national, state, and local conferences, including ASCD, METC, and OETC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and a Master of Education from the University of Maryland University College.