2018 Speakers

Sara DeWitt

Sara DeWitt has worked at the forefront of new digital platforms in an effort to be everywhere kids are: from websites and mobiles apps to streaming video, AR, 3D-rendered experiences, and wearable tech. As Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital, she oversees the Kidscreen- and Webby-Award winning pbskids.org website, video services, the portfolio of educational apps for children, and the Parents digital experiences.

Sara led her team through the development of the PBS KIDS 24/7 digital live stream, an integral part of the new PBS KIDS 24/7 services launched in January of 2017. In 2014, she was named one of the top 42 Women Leading in Education by the USC Rossier School of Education, and was selected as one of the Top Women in Digital by Cynopsis Media in 2016 and 2017.

Before her career in public media, DeWitt worked as a preschool teacher, a management researcher, and studied media habits of children in rural areas of the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree and an master’s degree in English from Stanford University. She is also a military spouse who has moved with her husband and two young sons four times in the last five years. They currently live in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

You won’t want to miss how @Saradewitt, Vice President of @pbskids, is helping young children learn and grow via technology. Her session is Wednesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m.  Register for this session now.