👋 Hey there!

I’m Dr. Lou Lahana, Ed.D. and I’m the Makerspace Coordinator at the Island School located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This website is here to support the social activism of my inspired and inventive middle schoolers. Feel free to borrow my ideas (but give me credit!) and contact me with any questions. Here’s my CV.

tech·brar·ian (tek brerē ən)


  1. a passionate educator in search of technology to support talent development and social action in teens.
  2. a trust-sparker who journeys with students to better our world, enabled by high- and low-tech constructions.

check out some of our activism:

Learn a lot more (too much?) about our social action makerspace:

Recent Press:

Grand Prize Award Winner: FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence

Profiled on Chalkbeat:

Profiled on NY1

Profiled in AM New York:

Featured in the No Such Thing Podcast, Episodes 11 and 17