Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of educational innovation. He has worked in K-12, higher education, corporate, and government training environments. Culatta regularly speaks on educational technology and learning innovations at international conferences including the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the Innovations in eLearning Symposium. He has also published in journals including Computing in the Schools and Learning and Leading with Technology.
Before his work with the federal government, Culatta was the learning technologies advisor for the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University and the Director of Operations for the Rose Education Foundation. He began working with instructional technology at the University of Rhode Island where he co-taught the first technology integration workshops for faculty. Since then he has coached instructors and administrators in leveraging social media for learning, provided strategic consulting for organizations, and served on a variety of advisory boards across the US and Latin America.
Culatta is a certified Spanish teacher and active in promoting bilingual and arts education in public schools. He is married to the violinist, Shaundra and lives with his family in Washington DC.