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About the Digital Learning Team


Photo of SteveSteve Kesel, Interim Director of Digital Learning and Enablement, started in education as a second grade teacher. He then spent over a decade supporting teacher professional growth in their math instruction and their providing students with innovative, technology-enhanced learning experiences. Since becoming Digital Learning Program Administrator in SFUSD, he supported team members with developing the DLeaF teacher-leader program, the Digital Learning Scope & Sequence, digital storytelling PD, and other projects. Currently, leads the Department of Technology’s work with supporting families during distance learning.


Photo of MichaelDr. Michael Bloemsma, Program Administrator for Digital Learning, is the liaison for all Middle Schools and program manager for 1:1 student technology district-wide. Dr. Bloemsma has over 25 years of experience in education and has worked as a classroom teacher, professor, and technology leader at the school, district, and county levels. He received his Ed.D. In Educational Administration and Leadership, with an emphasis in Technology Leadership from the University of California, Irvine in 2013.


Photo of DanDan Frost is the Digital Learning Program Manager and the Digital Learning Partner working with Cohort 3. He leads the Digital Learning Facilitator (DLeaF) program, and co-coordinates the Digital Agency Initiative for SFUSD. He has been working in SFUSD since he was 6 years old.


photo of Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy is a Digital Learning Integration Designer working with secondary schools. Before joining SFUSD Kathleen worked in public schools as a teacher, school and district administrator spending the majority of her career leading and learning in New York City public schools. As a former Special Education and Art teacher Kathleen is passionate about increasing creativity, accessibility and joy across schools and classrooms. Kathleen works to support high schools across the district implementing digital learning for students, teachers and administrators. Main projects include: high school Digital Agency Board (DAB), Google Classroom tools, and Special Education professional development. 





This page was last updated on June 5, 2024