Staff Member

Hadley Ferguson

Co-founder | Executive Director

Hadley is a founding member of the Edcamp movement, which began in Philadelphia in 2009 with the first conference–Edcamp Philly. Since its inception in 2014, Hadley has been charged with driving and implementing the Edcamp Foundation’s vision and strategic plan, and oversees all operations from its headquarters outside of Philadelphia. From 2010 to 2014 Hadley was intimately involved in the organization and execution of many Edcamps in the Philadelphia area, and was integral in mobilizing EdcampIS (Independent Schools) and Edcamp Online (the first Edcamp to be hosted completely online from MIT’s Media Lab). Prior to her role as Executive Director, Hadley spent 14 years as a middle school Humanities and History teacher in an independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs where she served on and chaired many supervisory committees including New Faculty Mentoring, Mission Alignment, Supplemental Programs and Professional Development. Hadley, who homeschooled her four children until 8th grade, holds a BA and a MEd from Smith College and is married to her husband of 40 years. When she’s not driving ways to improve professional learning for educators, she can be found in her garden.