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Schools for the Future
schools for the future

School Design Team / New School Launch
Partner on team developing SFF - a fully performance-based "recuperative college prep" high school model for students who are 2+ grades behind ("far off track") - and launching new SFF schools. Next Generation Learning Breakthrough Model Awardee

Wraparound Replication Cookbook ma Ese wraparound zone initiative
Designer / Writer / District Coach: Three-year project with School & Main Institute for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education designed to help Massachusetts school districts to improve learning outcomes by strengthening strategies for addressing the social-emotional aspects of learning and "non academic" needs of students. Also included creation of a "Wraparound Replication Cookbook" that other districts can use to implement wraparound strategies.
MassGrad ma ese massgrad initiative
Coalition Coach and Training Coordinator: Five-year project with School & Main Institute for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to successfully boost the state's graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate. Included peer learning and training support for 30+ school districts and four special "Coalition" communities (collaborative community-wide/regional efforts), development of the MassGrad Minute concept (e-newsletter) and Coalition case studies, and a statewide Showcase event.
World Wide Waldens worldwide waldens / the walden woods project
Program, Site & Curriculum Development
International service learning program that enables high school and college students to explore their environmental ethic and carry out environmental projects. Versions 1.0 and 2.0 design, content development, and technology consultant. 2009 Web Marketing Association Award Winner
nmef report making mastery work / nellie mae education foundation

Education Researcher / Co-Author
Member of 3-person research team that conducted an intensive 18-month study of competency or "mastery"-based education models and methods used by a range of schools across New England. With colleagues Ephraim Weisstein and Antonia Rudenstine, authored "Making Mastery Work," a comprehensive final report on findings. Wrote follow-up article "Social Learning and CBE: CBE is a Team Sport."

Big Picture Online big picture online
Lead Designer / Project Director
Learning management and school networking web application for The Big Picture Company's national network of alternative high schools. Features include a learning plan builder, internship manager, knowledge exchange, and alumni survey (longitudinal outcomes) module.
Lead architect / Curriculum director
Web-based project inspiration and management tool for schools. 375 language arts, science, math, social studies and interdisciplinary units. Standards database. 4.4 Stars - Children's Software Review.
Walch Expeditions
expeditions in your classroom
Product Design / Author
Author of first two editions of new - and now best selling -- middle and high school curriculum series using project-based learning methods. Developed product features and specifications, and wrote all student and teacher materials for high school editions.
Pearson Business math
pearson business math video case scripts
Series of seven video case scripts for Pearson's college level Business Math 11/e publication. Interviewed business representatives, reviewed video and still footage and scripted voice/narration and visual elements.
nettrekker nettrekker enlish language learner / multilingual site collection
Project Manager / Content Editor
Creation of database of more than 1800 vetted and reviewed ELL and multilingual web resources (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Chinese, Urdu, Creole, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Arabic). Conducted market research and customer needs assessment. Identified target sites and site sources. Recruited and managed reviewers, edited all reviews. 2007 Codie Best Education Solution Award Winner.
Texas Youth Program Training Series
Texas Youth Program Training Series
Writer / Producer
12 training guides on mentoring, case management, employer engagement, work-based learning, non-profit board development, and more.

Samples (pdfs):
Community Resource Mapping
Getting Your Youth Advisory Group from Here to There
You and Youth in the Middle: Effective Case Management
Engaging Out-of-School Youth
Multicultural Americans | Walch Education
16 More Extraordinary multicultural americans
Wrote biographical profiles and activities, coordinated editorial review and fact-checking with profilees, for a popular supplemental educational product series.
Amistad America Lessons for Life
Amistad America Lessons for Life
Editor / Production Manager
Collection of 40 print and web-based lessons on history, social studies, science, diversity, and more.

Samples (pdfs):
A Diplomatic Incident
Reading Water
Differences Make the Difference
Excel Tutorial
Excel Tutorial
Writer/designer. Interactive online tutorial and practice activities for middle/high teachers.
examples of Other Work
Successful grant and contract proposals totaling $5 million
Creation of a series of educational research briefs for K-12 publisher
Strategic planning facilitator for state interagency Shared Youth Vision teams
Site coordinator for Boston Campaign for Proficiency (school and community-based organization training/coaching support)
State team facilitator for Federal Shared Youth Vision team strategic planning retreats
Coordination of 2009 Above & Beyond Awards for Mass Technology Leadership Council
Website and marketing materials redesign for national training organization
Teachers in Industry - Externship Guide & Curriculum Graduate Level Course Instructor - Fitchburg State College
Getting to Scale - Program Development Course for Youth Services Organizations
Annual Board Planning Retreat - Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce
Educational Partnership Development /Employer Involvement: PA, MN, IL, OK, TX, MA, RI
Mentor Training/Career Beginnings: IL, MA
Coach - 475+ school and community-based literacy programs in WI, TX, LA, MS, OK, NV
The Walden Woods Project
School & Main Institute
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Schools for the Future
Farmworker Justice
Walch Education
Mass Technology Leadership Council
Big Picture Company
Knovation / netTrekker / Thinkronize
Pearson Higher Education
VPG Integrated Media
The Efficacy Institute
Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation / Cherish Every Child
Preschool Enrichment Team
Step Up Springfield