Gaynell Lyman

Senior Director of Partnerships

About Gaynell

Gaynell is a learner, leader and change agent.

Gaynell invests in the design and facilitation of high-quality learning experiences that produce tangible impact in the communities she serves.  She leverages her leadership and problem solving skills to activate the talents and expertise of others in ways that amplify collective efforts toward intersecting priorities.  In service of this mission, she leads with curiosity and pursues challenges with integrity.

When Gaynell is not leading organizational change she might be found hiking in the forest or practicing the art and science of yoga instruction.

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Learner Profile Design and Implementation

How might we amplify our efforts by networking with those who are on a similar journey? Read more
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The Wonder in the Question

The questions we use during a coaching conversation can unlock powerful potential in our teachers to make a shift towards innovation. Read more
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A Voice in Their Learning

This Cohort is leveraging the expertise within the Virginia is for Learners network to explore unique and powerful ways to deepen connections with businesses and the community in surrounding areas to provide community engagement opportunities for learners. Read more

Find Gaynell on the Road


31 Years


  • MEd, Administration and Supervision
  • Post-Baccalaureate, Instructional Technology
  • B.A. Secondary Education, Chemistry and Physics

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Educational Leadership
  • Competency-based Learning
  • Learning Design
  • Coaching for Change
  • School Redesign

Recognition and Publications

  • Adjunct Faculty, SNHU (2020-2021)
  • Learning Forward Presenter (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Educator (2012)
  • NACo Award for Reflective Friends (2011)
  • ISTE NETS*T Certification (2005)

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