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Rebecca Hare

Clayton Public Schools; St. Louis, Missouri
After a decade in Italy as a design consultant and creative director, Rebecca Louise Hare became fascinated with education. The young designers she hired, she found, struggled with problem-solving and critical thinking. She returned to the U.S. to study education and built on her BFA in Industrial Design from The European Design Institute in Milan, Italy with a M.A.T. in Art from Fontbonne University, St. Louis. Her Master's thesis focused on Design Thinking and evaluating and enhancing creativity through the study of design and art. Now, Rebecca is an art and design teacher with Clayton Public Schools in St. Louis. She's also a learning space designer and co-author of the book: The Space: A Guide for Educators. Rebecca has also taught art and innovation, science, Design Thinking and architecture. She has worked with a number of schools to collaboratively design learning spaces and experiences that enhance student learning, agency and making thinking visible.