Maggie Chumbley

Maggie is an internationally-recognized speaker, facilitator and workshop presenter on project based learning (PBL), design thinking, service learning, environmental education, and creative facilitation. Most recently, she was an Instructional Designer and Facilitator for King County Government, where she designed and facilitated the County’s Central Leadership Development Program for managers from all agencies. Maggie also taught instructional design and facilitation at King County.

Maggie spent her first year in education as high school literacy resource teacher and instructional coach in Colorado Springs public schools. She then taught Social Studies and English for three years at Colegio Bolivar in Cali, Colombia. Maggie co-designed and coordinated the United World College Global Leadership Forum for four seasons. There she taught design thinking and intercultural leadership to international high school students. Since 2012, Maggie has worked as a consultant supporting schools and organizations to build service-learning programs and to incorporate design thinking into their youth programs.

Maggie has received extensive training in creative facilitation and group facilitation from the Partners for Youth Empowerment. She received a $50k grant from the Qatar Foundation International to write a project-based STEM curriculum. Maggie is a regular keynote speaker at the Global Issues Network Student Conference through the Tri-Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia Caribbean and Mexico and has been a workshop presenter at the annual Educator’s Conference.

Maggie received her BA from Colorado College in History and her MA in Teaching from Colorado College. Maggie currently works as an independent consultant, and lives in Seattle, Washington.