Sarah Gretter

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Sarah Gretter Atkinson (she, her, hers) - Director

Systems thinker. Problem solver. Go-G(r)etter.

As the director of the Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, Sarah works at the nexus of user experience, learning sciences and curriculum design to create educational experiences that align with 21st century realities. Whether conducting research around student experience or connecting with industry and community partners, Sarah thrives where complex challenges and meaningful relationships intersect.

Prior to leading the Academy, Sarah was the associate director at Michigan State University’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and led large-scale, campus wide learning experience design projects.

Sarah earned an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University; a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University; and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Literary Studies from Purdue University. When not at the office, Sarah can be found spending time with her children and cooking French food for them.