Maine CLA Curriculum Leader Award (CLOY)
The images above are Diana Doiron, CLOY 2011 on the left and Karoldene Barnes, CLOY 2007 on the right.
The Maine Curriculum Leaders Association (MCLA) Board of Directors seeks nominations for its 2013 Maine Curriculum Leader of the Year award. Past recipients include:
- Jan Goldsberry, Sanford (2012)
- Diana Doiron, Maine Department of Education (2011)
- Dr. Judith Pusey, Old Town (2010)
- Dr. Carol Marcotte, RSU 23 (2009)
- Joanne Harriman, Mt. Desert (2008)
- Karoldene Barnes, RSU 64 (2007)
Curriculum leaders, be they teachers, administrators, or consultants, conduct vitally important work on what students should know and be able to do, how we know if students know and can do these things, and how to change classroom environments if students are not meeting these expectations.
Curriculum leaders must be skilled in the content of the work (curriculum, instruction, and assessment designed to improve instruction), in the process of the work (designing and conducting professional development, monitoring programs, creating effective work environments), and in engaging in the work (keeping track of federal, state, and local educational rules and regulations). The Maine Curriculum Leader of the Year award recognizes a curriculum leader who also models the goals of MCLA by:
- Promoting and providing professional learning.
- Influencing policy and decision making.
- Advancing the use of effective practices.
- Developing and fostering partnerships.
- Supporting opportunities for networking and sharing.
The Maine Curriculum Leader of the Year is named at MCLA’s annual fall conference, receives a one-year MCLA membership, and enjoys no-cost attendance at all MCLA events during the school year of his or her term. He or she may be asked to join in conversations with the MCLA Board of Directors and in campaigns advocating for improved educational opportunities for students and staff.