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Curriculum and Instruction

Civics Learning and Engagement Task Force Members and Affiliations

November 29, 2016

Educational Organizations/Representatives
Brian BemissPrincipal, Huckleberry Hill Elementary School; Representing Massachusetts Association of Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA)
Shelley BermanSuperintendent, Andover Public Schools
Maureen BiniendaSuperintendent, Worcester Public Schools, Representing Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS), member of former Working Group on Civic Learning and Engagement
Richard CairnDirector, Emerging America Program, Collaborative for Educational Services
Roger DesrosiersPresident, Massachusetts Center for Civic Education, member of former Working Group on Civic Learning and Engagement
Nadine EkstromSuperintendent, Berlin/Boylston Public Schools; Representing Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS)
Patrick FrancomanoPresident, Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC)
Dan GutekanstSuperintendent, Needham Public Schools; Representing Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS), member of former Working Group on Civic Learning and Engagement
Patricia HoganHistory/Social Science Department Chairperson, Minnechaug Regional High School; Representing Massachusetts Council on Social Studies
Ruth KaplanFormer Director, Boston-Haifa Connection; Representing Global Education Advisory Committee
Rashaun MartinDistrict Supervisor of Social Studies & World Languages, Haverhill Public Schools
Courtney MeisbergerContent Coordinator, Social Studies, Central Berkshire Regional School District; Representing MA Council on Social Studies
Jeff Shea2015 Teacher-of-the-Year, Belmont Public Schools; Representing Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)
Todd WallingfordCurriculum Director, Hudson Public Schools; Representing MA Council on Social Studies
Mark WilsonPrincipal, Monomoy Regional Schools; member of former Working Group on Civic Learning and Engagement
Higher Education
Susan LaneSenior Advisor to the Commissioner for P-16 Access & Alignment, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE)
Peter LevineDirector, Center for Information Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University
Meira LevinsonProfessor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Patricia MarshallDeputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs & Student Success, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE)
Alan MelchiorDeputy Director, Brandeis University, member of former Working Group on Civic Learning and Engagement
Lauren MountainAssociate Director, United Way Youth Venture, Mount Wachusett Community College
Student Representatives
Bridget MillsBridgewater High School, Student Advisory Council
Owen O'DonnellActon High School, Student Advisory Council
Civic Organizations
Caroline Angel BurkeVice President, Education, Visitor Experience and Collections, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Carolyn CaseyDirector, Project 351
Arielle JenningsGreater Boston Program Manager, Generation Citizen
Karen MazzaDirector, Supporting Youth Program, League of Women Voters
Edward J. O'ConnellExhibit Interpretation Lead, Education, Visitor Experience and Collections, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Gillian PressmanMassachusetts Executive Director, Generation Citizen
Adam StromDirector of Scholarship and Innovation, Facing History and Ourselves
Staff Liaisons
David BuchananAssistant Director for the Office of Literacy & Humanities, Center for Instructional Support
Kristen McKinnonService-Learning and Student Engagement Specialist, Office of Student and Family Support
Maureen LaCroixSpecial Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner


Last Updated: December 8, 2016
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