About Kay Scheidler
Her doctoral degree is from the School of Education, Boston University, with a graduate degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University. Her undergraduate degree is from The American University, School of International Service, Washington, DC.
Kay taught in Providence, RI for over twenty years, and served as clinical professor, Brown University Education Department, for eight years, teaching Methods of Teaching and supervising all Brown seniors and graduate program Master of Arts in Teaching student teachers in fifteen different schools, concurrent with her public school teaching. She has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development in Canton and Hopkinton, MA, and as PreK – 12 MA Curriculum Director in districts of varied demographics.
Kay is currently Instructor, Framingham State University, teaching integration of Common Core State Standards into curriculum and instruction, for all content areas and grade levels. She also has taught courses for the French River Education Center in Common Core Standards and Race to the Top rationale and expectations, including the advantages to teachers. She provides “Common Core Reading and Writing Standards: Connecting Standards with Practice” workshops with the Salem State University collaborative. These workshop sessions are on unpacking Common Core State Standards and developing engaging teaching units for grade level mastery standards. She also teaches courses and workshops on helping teachers create effective Professional Learning Communities in which the goal is improved quality of student learning, using data to guide and assess learning, and workshops on Project Based Learning, one of the two methods which research shows most improves learning.
Dr. Scheidler is most recently K – 12 English Language Arts Director, Everett Public Schools, adjacent to Boston.