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Lees Stuntz, Executive Director of the Creative Learning Exchange (CLE), founded the
organization in 1991 under the direction of a Board of Trustees, which included Dr. Jay
Forrester, founder of the field of system dynamics and inventor of core memory for the
computer. The CLE is a successful networking center and curriculum resource for K-12
educators interested in systems thinking and dynamic modeling in a learner-centered
environment. Lees has maintained an active interest in education through her extensive
volunteer work as a school committee member and building committee chairman for her
local public schools. She was a founder of a cooperative nursery school and is currently
Director Emeritus on Board of Directors of the Discovery Museums in Acton. She has a
life-long passion for developmentally appropriate experiential learning and for the
effective nurturing of children.
Lees and her husband Stephen have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. She has consistently
interacted with IACS to encourage its mission of utilizing system dynamics and systems
thinking since before its founding as Chelmsford Charter Middle School.