Fran Sterling

Founder and Principal

Fran is a veteran educator, writer, and strategic organizer with over thirty years of experience working for social change. Recognizing that storytelling is one of the most effective ways to communicate and educate, Fran co-founded Blueshift Education to create educational resources for filmmakers, artists, and social justice-related nonprofits and elevate the place of storytelling in this ecosystem. Prior to Blueshift, Fran was a Social Studies/History teacher for ten years and worked in the nonprofit sector years at Facing History and Ourselves for fifteen years authoring numerous educational resources, facilitating nationwide training, and community events, and managing strategic and fundraising partnerships. Fran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Mount Holyoke College, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Writing and Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a diploma in Jewish Studies from Oxford University, and completed her Ph.D. coursework in Cultural Studies and History from Claremont Graduate School.