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 education leaders 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 make them actionable and accessible for policymakers and practitioners to maximize students’ academic achievement, particularly for those students who have been historically underserved.

The Distinguished Fellows work alongside research teams, youth researchers, and other key partners of the Research Collaborative to build the evidence base for student-centered learning and to bridge research, practice, and policy.

Learn more about the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative.

The Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship is generously funded by The Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

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