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Educational Consultant to Schools and School Districts in Fifteen States, U. S. Virgin Islands, U. S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and Ministries/Departments of Education in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Jamaica, 1970 to Present.

Conduct training sessions on Council of Chief State School Officers “Standards for School Leaders” with superintendents and principals throughout New Hampshire for the N. H. State Department of Education School Administrators Leading with Technology (SALT) Project under a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Facilitate seminars for teachers and administrators on situational leadership, process of change, goal setting, curriculum development and implementation, and shared decision-making. Lead workshops in clinical supervision and teacher evaluation. Provide coaching for administrators. Direct seminars on multicultural education, global education, social studies, and school desegregation.

Professor of Education and Chair, Education Division
Rivier College, Nashua, NH, 1993-2008

Provided academic and administrative leadership for graduate and undergraduate programs in education with a staff of seventy-five part-time and full-time faculty and an enrollment of over 1000 students. Taught graduate courses in educational administration, curriculum development, and supervision of instruction. Supervise administrative interns in the field. Conducted annual summer institute on major issues in school administration. Co-facilitated the Best Schools Principals Project under a grant from the New Hampshire State Department of Education Best Schools Leadership Initiative.

Facilitator, School Administrators Leading with Technology (SALT) Project, a three year $1.3 million dollar New Hampshire State Department of Education Professional Development Project for Teams of Superintendents of School Districts and their School Principals funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2002-2005.

Lecturer in Education and Clinical Faculty Supervisor
School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1992-1993.

Conducted seminar on teaching. Worked cooperatively with practitioners and supervised students engaged in semester long practicum teaching experiences.

Senior Lecturer in School Administration and Curriculum Development
School of Graduate Studies, Rivier College, Nashua, NH, 1977-1993.

Taught graduate courses and supervised internship program in educational administration.

Superintendent of Schools
Winchester Public Schools , Winchester, MA, 1984-1992.

Chief executive officer for a staff of over 300, student enrollment of 2900, and a budget of $16,000,000. Instituted management efficiencies in energy, transportation, food service, materials and equipment acquisition, and staffing. Implemented long-term curriculum program review and school accreditation process. Instituted a "regular education initiative" to address needs and learning styles of all students. Developed a tracking system for personally monitoring the progress of a random sampling of students to determine the system's effectiveness in meeting individual needs. Responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive developmentally based early childhood program. Expanded programs in the fine and applied arts at all grade levels. Designed and implemented an ongoing staff recognition program. Established a series of community outreach activities and intergenerational programs.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA 1978-1983.

Developed, implemented, and evaluated a comprehensive teacher performance evaluation system. Designed and implemented a curriculum program review audit model. Established a staff scholar-in-residence program. Supervised the implementation of an individualized mastery learning reading program, identified by the National Diffusion Network as a model program for distribution to school districts throughout the United States.

Social Studies Coordinator/Consultant
Chelmsford (MA) Public Schools, 1967-1978.

Developed an articulated program in social studies for kindergarten through grade 12 for 10,000 students. Supervised and evaluated faculty. Served as interim middle school principal.

Evaluator, Global Education Project, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1977-1980.

Director, Family of Man Evaluation Study (FAMES) Project, a major national curriculum evaluation study which examined the effect of a social studies program on children's views of other nations and other peoples, at Boston University under a grant from the Longview Foundation, 1975-1976.

Staff Member and Lecturer in Team Teaching and Social Studies Education
National Science Foundation Institutes at Stanford University, Indiana University, SUNY Geneseo, Xavier University, University of North Carolina and Boston University, 1968-1975.

Director of Middle School Staff Development Institute for School Desegregation Program Fairfield County, South Carolina , 1972.

Staff Member and Lecturer in Social Studies Education
Teacher Education Program, Brandeis University, 1966-1967, 1970.

Teacher, Team Leader, and Social Studies Curriculum Specialist
Lexington (MA) Public Schools, 1961-1967.