Welcome to the Be the Change blog. It is a compilation of educational resources and reflections on best practices in education. This is an exciting time in education where educators and educational leaders are faced with a choice everyday on how to embrace continuous change and innovation. This blog hopes to share ideas and resources that promote new ways of thinking about education. Out-of-the-box thinking…here we come.
Maureen M. Cohen
Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Dr. Maureen Cohen is the Assistant Superintendent in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District located in Mendon, Massachusetts. With twenty years experience in education, Maureen has worked across urban and suburban school settings in as a high school teacher, school building administrator and district leader. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in government and legal studies; a master’s degree in political science and international relations from Northeastern University; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Northeastern University. Her doctoral research focused on the strategies high school administrators use in leading 1:1 schools in Massachusetts. A frequent presenter at the MSSAA Summer Institute and assistant principal conferences, her presentation topics include: Understanding your Leadership Style, Mentoring, Educator Evaluation, Common Core, and Web 2.0 for administrators. She has presented at MASScue on Transformational Leadership also on her dissertation findings, and will be presenting at the MASS/MASC 2017 Conference on the topic of social-emotional learning. In 2012, Dr. Cohen was the MSSAA Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year and was selected as one of 3 national finalists for NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year. Currently, she serves as a member of the Grafton School Committee and as Co-Chair of the Blackstone Valley Curriculum Consortium.
You can follow her on her district website: http://mursdcurriculum.weebly.com/ as well as on Twitter @maureenmcohen. She is also part of a collaborative blog on educational topics at https://unboundedleadership.com.