Meet Dr. Block


Dr. Lanise Block

Founder & CEO

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LANISE BLOCK, Ed.D., Founder and CEO of Sankore Consulting, is a professional educator who has long been devoted to the ideals of social justice, service, inclusion and digital innovation. Armed with a B.A. in history, an M.A. in teaching (Drake University), graduate certificates in learning technologies, e-learning, and teaching online and an Ed.D. in critical pedagogy (University of St. Thomas), as well as 9 distinct certifications and micro-credentials.

Dr. Block served in the Minneapolis Public Schools System for 21 years as a social studies teacher, technology integration  specialist, and high school program coordinator. She also held the post of strategic project administrator for the office of the Superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools for two years; additionally, she was appointed Social Studies Content Lead K-12 for the district.

Block is an adjunct graduate professor of education at the University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, Augsburg University, and Metropolitan State University. With several technology integration publications and national professional conferences under her belt, Dr. Block founded Sankore Consulting in 2017 with the aim of serving her community as a leader in design thinking, strategic planning, equity and inclusion who lifts as she climbs.

Dr. Block has specialized training and certification the following areas:


  • Systematic Innovation Training Specialist

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • Culture & Inclusion Manager

  • Project Management Certificate

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

  • Inclusive Global Leader Certification

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate

  • Qualified Administrator, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

  • IPad® Prepared Certification

  • Apple Teacher

  • Design Thinking

Dr. Block has publications of her technology integration research and has presented at conferences nationally. Her research interests include digital divide, advocacy and inclusion.