John Umekubo

Director of Social Entrepreneurship - Westside Neighborhood School

Los Angeles, CA

John Umekubo is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship for Westside Neighborhood School, in Los Angeles, and teaches the “Design, Code, Make” class at the middle school level. He is an independent edtech consultant for schools in Los Angeles and around the country. He works with EdTechTeacher to deliver professional development in technology, and with Birdbrain Inc., where he offers training in the Hummingbird Robotics platform for schools.

John also serves as a lead facilitator for InTELA, a local consortium of independent schools in Los Angeles, and serves on the board at the reDiscover Center, a non-profit organization whose focus is on sustainability and the use and reuse of materials in the context of making with children of all ages.