"Don't wait, and always always treat people the way you would want to be treated"
Currently at Net Impact, I lead design research and strategy, create and scale social innovation programs, facilitate design thinking inquiry for Fortune 500 clients and in-house, and produce creative communications including video, photography, and visual design.
On the side, I'm a surfer, choreographer/dancer, filmmaker, wilderness trekker, painter, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow.
Congratulations on creating a top idea! It looks like you've put so much thought and care into your concept already, and that it could really make an impact on the important time spent actually nurturing Head Start children instead of evaluating them. I used to volunteer at a Head Start preschool for a year, and it was incredible to see how important the program was to the students and how badly they needed it. Early childhood education - so, so important, and you're tackling it!
You mentioned that you need storytelling assistance. I actually found your proposal pretty compelling. It was honest, earnest, and concise. I appreciated a few well-placed descriptors like "soul-crushing," which helped me to visualize an exhausted teacher.
I do wonder if you might help me and others better see the before/after of the app on evaluation. What kinds of criteria were teachers looking for before and how? What does the app do to make that more efficient now? I think your aha-moment for people you are pitching to lies in that transformation, in addition to the pain points of teachers which you have already brought to life so well.
Keep up the awesome work, I'm excited to see this go live!