My work has been with schools, districts and organizations across Maine, supporting systemic implementation of standards-based science curriculum, instruction and assessment practices, first at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and now as a science consultant. I also serve half-time as the director of the Midcoast Regional Professional Development Center where we provide the support that’s needed to improve practice across the curriculum and for administrators as well. A highlight has been our participation in two long-term content literacy grants where we strive to improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in all content areas.
I’m so very excited about the underlying structures of the new Science Framework and Next Generation Science Standards because I think they’ll provide deeper guidance, thus leading us all toward a more coherent practice. (It also feels exciting to be part of this wonderful community of practice group–I anticipate learning so much given the breadth of experience that’s represented!)