Lori Batista McEwen

Lori Batista McEwen

Lori Batista McEwen is currently the Assistant Superintendent of the North Attleborough Public Schools, where she leads the district’s strategic revision of curriculum and instruction. She has extensive and varied experience in education as a leader in urban, suburban, and charter environments and as a teacher, researcher, and consultant. In her previous role as Chief of Instruction, Leadership, and Equity for the Providence Public School Department, she provided the vision and strategic direction for curriculum, instruction, assessment and school improvement initiatives for all students. She also served as the Director of Academics for Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a network of intentionally diverse charter schools in Rhode Island where she led the creation of a personalized, standards-based high school, oversaw curriculum development and mentored new leaders. Prior to that, Lori was a building leader in Rhode Island and New Hampshire and an English teacher in Massachusetts and Missouri. She has also conducted a large-scale program evaluation of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement, provided district consultation and professional development, and taught graduate courses in teacher leadership.

About the Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship

The Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows are a diverse group of nine leaders in policy, practice, and research from around New England, each selected for their vision, contributions, and impact in the student-centered learning movement in the region. The Fellows’ overarching goals are:

  1. to investigate, use, and promote effective renditions of student-centered learning (i.e., personalized, competency-based, student-owned, and anytime-anywhere) in the New England region and beyond; and
  2. to communicate research findings in ways that makes them actionable and accessible for policymakers and practitioners to maximize students’ academic achievement, particularly for those students who have been historically underserved.

Along with four research teams to be announced this fall and a group of prominent national advisors, the Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows comprise core members of the newly formed Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative. With thought leadership and anchor funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative is a bold new effort to investigate and evaluate what we know about student-centered learning within and beyond school walls, and then leverage that knowledge to affect meaningful change at scale.

Learn more about the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative.

The first cohort of Students at the Center Distinguished Fellow s is generously funded by The Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

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