I have been an educator for over 25 years. Over that time, I have been a high school and middle school mathematics teacher, a middle grades technology integrator, a university practicum supervisor, a professor of middle grades education and educational technology, an educational developer and manager (including projects in Philadelphia, PA; Chester, PA; Fairbanks, AK; Buffalo, NY; Lake Charles, LA; and Maine), and a consultant working with other educators to actively create motivating and engaging learning environments for all students. I remain faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington and Director of their Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning.
Currently, I am the Multiple Pathways Director for the Auburn School Department (Auburn, ME), where I support the district’s large scale school change initiatives, including customized, performance-based learning K-12 (we started with the high school), shared leadership teams, re-envisioning our teacher contract, a primary grades literacy and math initiative which includes a 1to1 iPads in primary grades, and digital badge and distributed professional development project.
I’m also active in the Association for Middle Level Education (Formerly National Middle School Association – current President, former East Region Trustee, and former Research Advisory Board member), the Maine Association for Middle Level Education (Past President), and the International Society for Technology in Education (former SIG 1to1 Chair; former SIG Council member), and present widely on leadership for school change, Customized Learning, motivating underachievers, engaging educational programs, middle level education, and 1to1 learning with laptop/tablet initiatives.
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