As the Director of eLearning and Multimedia, Sukirti manages the online learning management system Canvas, supports campus Instructional events, facilitates the eLearning Committee, encourages her staff to be resilient, promotes adoption of new technologies and participation in continuous professional development.
Sukirti Ranade comes from a successful 6 years as Educational Technologist and Lead Canvas Administrator in Bellevue College Information Technology Services division. Holding a BA in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Informational Technology Systems, Sukirti has a long history of related work to build upon.
In learning systems management, migration, training and personnel development, Sukirti worked at Safeco Insurance, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, as well as Microsoft and Nintendo. With over 15 years experience in the eLearning/distance education, encompassing learning management system (LMS) administration, instructional design, accessibility practices, systems technology support, technology lab and team management, client consultations, as well as adult teaching and training, Sukirti brings a wealth of experience to the eLearning team.
She is an “Electronic Geek” and can spend hours browsing for new technologies – software and hardware.
Sukirti encourages her two sons, Air Force Captain Dr. Tejas Ranade who is also a Neurologist and Ishan Ranade who is a software engineer, to be persistent and encourages them to be a life long learner. Sukirti has volunteered at the local Redmond High School as the PTSA webmaster, Member of the Lake Washington School District PTSA Trustee board for 2 years, and a proud member of the local Indian community group: Seattle Maharashtra Mandal, where she was the President in the year 2013.