My Resume

Adrian Neibauer
Learning Experience Designer
Design Thinking

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.

Visual Thinking

Visual thinking is intentionally using our visual system to help discover ideas that would’ve been invisible if we were just talking about them.


Innovation is the ability to generate and execute on new ideas. These ideas can be incremental, evolutionary, or revolutionary.

Creative Collaboration

Creative collaboration harnesses the power of diverse perspectives and creativity to develop innovative solutions.

Storytelling for Influence

Stories motivate people to take action. Stories get people excited about moving toward new futures. Stories bring the unimaginable to life.

Leading for Creativity

Methods to scale creativity within classrooms, schools and districts.

WHY Statement:

Create a community within my classroom through designing learning experiences, present a positive role model that fosters the educational growth of teachers and children, make meaningful connections through innovative instruction and focus my passion for teaching.

EdD, Doctor of Education, Leadership for Educational EquityMay 2016
M.A., Instructional Learning and TechnologyJuly 2012

Cumulative GPA: 4.0

B.A., PsychologyMay 2003

Cumulative GPA: 3.70 Secondary major: Elementary Education License—C.D.E. Certified, 2003 The C.U. School of Education G.P.A.: 4.0


Psi Chi National Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Alpha Chapter of CU Boulder, 2003

Cherry Creek School District
Elementary STEM and Innovation Coach2016-2020

Serve as a STEM and Innovation liaison to other CCSD professional development groups and district/school leadership to ensure communication throughout the District staff and community. 

Serve as an instructional coach to teachers by providing expert advice on improving and enhancing individual STEM lessons, units and project-based learning (PBL) based on ongoing analysis.  

Work with STEM instructional teams to create innovative learning experiences for students.  

Lead teacher study groups to increase content and pedagogical knowledge of STEM instruction. 

Provide instructional support and collaborative coaching in STEM and innovation to teachers and school/district leadership. 

Implement the use of technology and innovation in classroom MakerSpace environments as distinct from the use of technology as a tool for teacher collaboration and managing student work. 

Model innovative pedagogical mindset for classroom teachers.

Cherry Creek School District, Centennial, CO
Technology and Learning Coach2015-2016

Served as feeder liaison to other district professional development groups and district/school leadership to ensure communication throughout the district staff and community. 

Acted as a liaison between the Office of Instructional Technology/Information Systems and the Office of Professional Learning & Curriculum & Instruction for feeder areas. 

Provided communication in various venues which enhance the use of technology.  

Created, restructured, and facilitated professional learning opportunities related to highly effective instruction in the blended learning and instructional technology arenas, both for schools within the feeder and for district-wide staff development.  

Co-planned and facilitated quarterly technology coordinator meetings to increase the use and understanding of district initiatives related to technology & learning and organize regular feeder level meetings for collaboration between schools and levels. 

Coordinated and planned professional development initiatives in the district to help effectively model and integrate technology tools. 

Addressed readiness and implementation of SB 10-191 as it relates to technology’s impact on learning.  

Supported buildings in the development and implementation of adopting blended learning models to enhance student achievement by providing coaching related to teaching and learning in blended environments.  

Supported teachers in adopting instructional practices that support effective blended learning models.  

Modeled and implemented differentiated instruction with digital tools, while supporting teachers in assessing student learning using a variety of digital tools.

Teaching Experience
Dakota Valley Elementary School, Aurora, CO
Fifth Grade TeacherJune 2020-Present

Designing culturally responsive learning experiences.

Designing personalized remote learning experiences.

Rolling Hills Elementary School, Aurora, CO
Fifth Grade Teacher2007-2015

Provided culturally responsive techniques using standards-based curriculum.  

Facilitated and inspire student learning and creativity using digital tools and resources.  

Designed and delivered 21st Century lessons and assessments using a SMART board.  

Exhibited school-wide leadership by organizing and participating in collaborative action research professional development around race and achievement.

Dry Creek Elementary School, Englewood, CO
Fourth Grade TeacherNovember 2004-2007

Implemented standards-based Cherry Creek School District curriculum.  

Assessed students based on growth resulting from instruction in all content areas.  

Supplemented curriculum with AVID: Strategies for Success.  

Participated in school committees and after-school activities.


Professional Teacher License: Elementary Education (K-6)

IDEOU Foundations in Creative Leadership

Accelerated Performance Program Online Teaching Magic