Jeremy Shorr

Director of Digital Innovation and Early Learning

Jeremy Shorr is a director and consultant with the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES).  Jeremy is an education futurist who is passionate about innovating the instructional experience for learners of all ages.  Jeremy works with schools and organizations around the country to rethink and design STEM and Computer Science implementations from PreK through 12th grade.

“How do you choose a single transformation story from a fifteen year history of transformation? … my favorite story is still being written.

Jeremy has keynoted and presented at conferences, workshops and school districts across the United States and in China and works with other districts around the world who are looking to implement new instructional strategies through workshops and ongoing support.  Jeremy has been recognized as one of the National School Boards Association’s “20 to Watch”, as the Ohio Technology-Using Administrator of the Year, the Ohio Educational Leader Innovator, the Center for Digital Education’s “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers”, as one of the Crain’s Cleveland Business “Forty under 40”, and received Ideastream’s Betty Cope award.  Jeremy’s programs have received awards such as the Ohio Trendsetter Award and the Best Blended Learning Implementation in Ohio from the Ohio Department of Education, and admission into the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.  Jeremy is a Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL), a Google Certified Educator, an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE), a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and received his MBA in Executive Leadership from Cleveland State University.  Jeremy was an Educational Policy Fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership in 2015-2016.

Jeremy and his daughter, Lila, live in Twinsburg, Ohio.

More About Me

I Bet You Didn’t Know

  • If its up to me, my favorite days are spent exploring the world with my Kimberly, Lila, and Lucy.  We love to try new restaurants and seek out historic sites, old book stores, and new adventures.  I also collect books, particularly small press books, and have a home library of about 7500 volumes.  Finally I’m very passionate about my volunteer work on the Board of Directors at EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute, which supports citizens returning from prison through culinary arts and hospitality training, support systems, and job placement.

What I Love About My Job

  • I worked with a lot of consulting groups during my sixteen years in public education.  I always dreaded those collaborations because they meant trying to force my schools into the box created by the agency.  TIES is so different.  Every engagement at TIES is completely novel because every engagement at TIES is completely designed around the needs of the organization we are serving.  There are no on-size-fits-all solutions and TIES has the right people to help design a bespoke solution that actually makes change possible.

A Transforming Moment

  • How do you choose a single transformation story from a fifteen year history of transformation?  If I have to choose, my favorite story is still being written.  The Euclid Schools are in the process of developing an incredible Pre-K program centered around engineering and digital fabrication.  This is going to be a on-of-a-kind program that will change early childhood education as we know it.