About Us

We're on a mission to empower educators who want to inspire their students through experiential learning. Our team of successful entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and educational thought leaders are passionate about driving future-ready skill development. Our methods have proven efficacy and continue to be leveraged by some of the world's top brands, business leaders and educational institutions.

Future Design School enables schools through professional development, comprehensive curriculum and strategic support.

Our Story

Our founder, Sarah Prevette, has an illustrious history of innovation as a serial entrepreneur, high profile investor and strategic advisor to numerous organizations. After teaching creativity, entrepreneurship, and design thinking to some of the world's biggest business leaders, she launched Future Design School to provide students with world class education programs that empower creative leadership and innovation.

Our team has launched over 60 products, built and sold 5 companies, has over 100 years of user experience design, and over 30 years of classroom experience.

Selected Leaders

Sarah Prevette

Founder + CEO

SARAH PREVETTE has a long history of innovative product development. A serial entrepreneur, she was the founder of well-known online properties Sprouter and BetaKit (acquired) and the co-founder of BrandProject LP – an investment firm that invests in and works with early-stage startups. Sarah launched Future Design School to empower all individuals to be creators and help turn great ideas into meaningful innovation.

Sandra Nagy

Director of Learning

SANDRA NAGY has dedicated her career to innovation in learning. She has spent the last decade as a senior strategist at Pearson Education – the world’s leading learning company. She received her Master’s in Technology Education from Harvard and has helped digitize classrooms across Canada through her expertise in experience design. Sandra joined Future Design School to build strong academic partnerships and develop efficacious youth programming.

Vince Duquette

Director of Engineering

VINCE DUQUETTE is an exceptionally talented engineer. Having been the lead developer at Sprouter.com (acquired in 2011) and BetaKit.com (acquired in 2013), Vince went on to start his own boutique development agency, HangarOne Digital, and join the faculty at Ryerson University. Passionate about working with startups, he is an active advisor at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone and continues to mentor young entrepreneurs. Vince builds all new products at Future Design School.

Karim Awad

Creative Director

KARIM AWAD is an award winning UX Designer and Developer. Having worked with organizations large and small to create beautiful, functional applications and websites, Karim has led successful projects with Hyundai Canada, Home Depot, CARE International and Walmart among many others. He is a proud alum from The University of Waterloo, an accomplished entrepreneur and an advisor to several startups. Karim is passionate about designing exceptional new products at Future Design School.

Leslie McBeth

Director of Professional Development

LESLIE MCBETH is an educator on a mission to empower students to solve the world's big problems. Leslie spent six year teaching at Greenwood College School where she used design thinking and project-based learning to engage students in real-world experiences. Prior to teaching, Leslie was an advocate for using design to improve the public built environment at the Design Trust for Public Space in New York City. Leslie joined Future Design School to help teachers create cultures of innovation in their schools.

Rachel Franks

Education Lead

RACHEL FRANKS is a proud Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and dedicated educator. She has over a decade of experience teaching in classrooms both at home and abroad, and continues to hone her skills as a design thinking practitioner. Rachel is passionate about empowering entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities across Canada and helping youth develop the skills and experience they need to succeed in the workforce. Rachel joined Future Design School to enable First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth to help put their ideas into action and have positive impact on the world around them.

Vivian Phillips

Marketing Coordinator

VIVIAN PHILLIPS is a content marketing strategist with a passion for all things social. Vivian is a proud alumni of Wilfrid Laurier University, where she received a degree in Communication Studies and lead numerous initiatives focused on youth empowerment. Vivian has continued to champion young people at Future Design School through her development of a formalized leadership program to recognize high-potential students and contributes regularly to the company's Young Innovators program. Vivian joined Future Design School to share the amazing stories of youth innovation as well as the incredible work of educators, schools and corporate leaders who participate in Future Design School programs, courses and workshops.

Our sought after team of successful entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and educators have worked alongside innovation leaders inside some of the world's best known brands, and renowned educations institutions.

Selected Clients

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We Drive Future-Ready Skill Development

We're privileged to work with many incredible educators across the US + Canada. We work within both independent + public schools and have a robust set of offerings to support school leaders, educators and students.

School Certification

Professional Development

Curriculum + Assessment

Strategy + Planning

Future Skills Index

Community + Mentorship

we'd love to talk about how we might collaborate