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District Gets New Summer Program Coordinator

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District Gets New Summer Program Coordinator
Posted on 04/04/2019
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On April 3, Molly Myers joined the Central Office team as the district’s Summer Program Coordinator. In this part-time position, Molly will be a resource to school and district staff who are creating and implementing programming for more than 1,300 students for the summer of 2019.

Molly is new to Maine as of this past September and has worked as a senior associate at Great Schools Partnership and as a social studies teacher at Wiscasset Middle High School. Prior to moving to Maine, Molly served in a variety of education roles. She taught social studies for 16 years in the Chicago Public Schools—including world studies, gender studies, advanced placement U.S. history, and human geography.

At the Chicago Public Schools’ Lindblom Math & Science Academy, she served as the lead for the freshman academy, in addition to starting and coordinating a teacher apprentice program that grew from nine students to more than 100—and is now used as a city-wide model. As a huge believer in the power of student voice, she also served as the teacher facilitator for the school’s student voice committee and poetry slam club/team. During her last few years at Lindblom, she served as the proficiency-based learning coordinator, helping to support teachers in the transition to a PBL system that better enabled students to advocate for their own learning.

During 2017-2018, she served as an instructional coach at Leyden District 212, a two-high-school district in the suburbs of Chicago. She focused specifically on the use of standards, instructional outcomes, and assessments to drive learning, as well as providing support to a pilot team of teachers to create an interdisciplinary, project-based learning experience for ninth-graders.

In her free time, Molly likes to spend time with her family, read books, and write letters. She is now a resident of Brunswick, and after 25 years of living in a big city, she is particularly excited to reconnect with nature.