Executive Academic Program Officer in Boston MA Resume Michael Brownstein
Michael Brownstein is an entrepreneurial education executive with 20 years of experience leading successful school improvement efforts, building partnerships with school leaders, teachers, business partners, community organizations, and parent groups, and establishing and implementing evidence-based best practices in youth development, workforce development, instruction, curriculum, assessment, and technology.
Michael M. Brownstein firstname.lastname@example.org 62 Marathon Street (617) 877-0647 Arlington, MA 02474 www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmbrownstein/ Summary Entrepreneurial education executive with 20 years of experience leading successful school improvement efforts, building partnerships with school leaders, teachers, business partners, community organizations, and parent groups, and establishing and implementing evidence-based best practices in youth development, workforce development, instruction, curriculum, assessment, and technology. Experience as award-winning teacher, instructional and leadership development mentor, and administrator. Professional Employment History Founder February 2012 – Present, Brownstein & Associates, Arlington, MA September 1998 – June 2007 - Co-create organizational learning systems for non-profits that support leadership development - Mentor new and aspiring principals and district leaders to lead instructional programs strategically - Strengthen the pedagogical skills of teachers through customized coaching National Director of Academics June 2007 - February 2012 Year Up, Boston, MA - Direct the national expansion of nationally recognized, college credit-earning workforce development organization’s academic program into eight states and from 400 to 1500 participants - Supervise first-ever, organization-wide efforts to measure student performance outcomes accurately, which were understandable to program stakeholders (e.g., students, staff, corporate and college partners) - Create, develop and oversee targeted delivery of professional development program, as the organization grew from 25 to 70 faculty, which led customized, rigorous knowledge management system building of successful practices - Lead efforts in forming first-ever, organization-wide partnerships with external organizations (e.g., Cisco, Cengage Learning, New Horizons) to strengthen academic program Director of Professional Services January 2006 - June 2007 Center for Secondary School Redesign, Inc., West Warwick, RI - Coached administrators and teachers nationally how to implement school reform initiatives (e.g., competency-based education, personalized learning), which lead to increases in student achievement - Documented best practices of model public high schools; work supported by the Gates Foundation Secondary School Redesign Consultant /Program Planning Specialist 2005 The Education Alliance at Brown University, Providence, RI - Led professional development workshops to improve schools’ instructional/organizational capacities - Trained educators to implement and sustain Smaller Learning Communities initiatives Director, Curriculum and Instructional Leadership January 1999 - December 2004 Civic Strategies, Burlington, MA - Delivered customized coaching to teachers and administrators in 19 low-performing New York City public schools (totaling 25,000 students), leading to 30% increase in passing rates for the Regents Exam - Identified crosscutting district needs to develop and implement research-based strategies, which lead to improved college and career readiness outcomes of students living in urban, low-income communities Founding English Teacher/Technology Director September 1995 – June 1998 Cross Annex, New Haven, CT - Co-founded an alternative high school program for 150 inner city youths - Acting principal in administrator’s absence (1995-1997) Technology Director/English and Social Development Teacher September 1992 - August 1995 Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, CT - Taught English (grades 9-12, basic- to honors-level) and social and emotional learning courses - Initiated first-ever computer laboratory program and teacher professional development Management and staff positions in the book publishing and computer industries 1982 - 1990 New York, NY; Syracuse, NY; and New Haven, CT Board Membership Boston Day and Evening Academy, Boston, MA 2011-Present Public Conversations Project, Watertown, MA 2006-Present Center for Social and Emotional Education, CSCI Advisory Board, New York, NY 2006 The Schoolworks Lab, Inc., New York, NY 2005-Present Community Service Task Force on 21st Century Skills, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Malden, MA 2008 High School Plus Subcommittee, Commonwealth Readiness Project, Boston, MA 2008 Education Business Alliance, New Haven, CT 2002-2004 School-to-Career Advisory Committee, New Haven, CT 1998-2003 Education/Credentials Ed.D. Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University Thesis: Exploring the Role Emotions Play in the Teaching Practice of Successful High School Teachers Ed.M., Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University Professional Educator, English, Grades 7-12, State of Connecticut M.B.A., Marketing, Syracuse University A.B., English, Kenyon College High School Diploma, Choate Rosemary Hall Awards and Recognition Who’s Who in North America, 2009-2010 Principal for a Day, Boston Public Schools 2007, 2009-2011 U.S. Department of Labor, Integrated Youth Systems Services Award, Region 1 1998 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 1996 Michael M Brownstein 2 Grants Nellie Mae, Braintree, MA “Graduation Assessment Systems as Drivers of High School Reform” 2007 New York City (NY) Department of Education – High School Reform and Instructional Practice “Breaking Ranks II High School Redesign Process” 2005-2008 New York City (NY) Department of Education – Summer School Services, Grades 3-12 “Value-added Instructional Strategies for Teaching At-Risk Students” 2003-2006 Tiger Foundation, New York, NY – Education Fund Program “Instructional Leadership Coalitions” 2003-2004 New Haven (CT) Public School System – Technology Literacy Challenge Grant “Meeting the Challenges in Literacy, Math and Science” 1997 New Haven (CT) Public School System – Board of Education Award “Incorporating Technology Literacy into the Content Areas” 1994 Connecticut Savings Bank/Community Foundation of Greater New Haven “Maggie’s American Dream Book Drive” 1989 Select Public Speaking Engagements ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit Show (National Conference – Philadelphia, PA) 2012 “Partnering for Success: Creating Alternative College & Career Pathways for Special Populations” ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit Show (National Conference – San Antonio, TX) 2010 “Beyond High School: What Colleges & Employers Want Young Adults to Know and Be Able to Do” National Association of Secondary School Principals (National Convention – San Antonio, TX) “Performance-Based Assessments” 2008 Council of Chief State School Officers (Secondary School Redesign Meeting – Austin, TX) “Transforming Instruction – Cross-State Teams Work Session” 2007 Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum (National Conference – Boston, MA) “Shades of Student Understanding” 2005 Recent Publications Articles: Berte, N., King, K., Demars, M, & Brownstein, M.M. (2008, November). Developing professionals through personalization. Principal Leadership, 9(3), 28-32. Brownstein, M. (2007, September). Shining a spotlight on invisible students. Educational Leadership Online, 65(1). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. DiMartino, J., Casteneda, A., Brownstein, M., & Miles, S. (2007, July). Authentic Assessment. Principal’s Research Review. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals. Brownstein, M., DiMartino, J., & Miles, S. (2007, May). Academic engagement of all students. Principal’s Research Review. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals. Conference Proceedings: International Center for Leadership in Education. (2006, June). 2006 model schools conference proceedings: Case studies of successful programs. Rexford, NY. Life academy high school of health and bioscience, pp. 279-288 New technology high school, pp. 297-308 Noble high school, pp. 309-318 Sunnyslope high school, pp. 369-378 Michael M Brownstein 3