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Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and support sustainable positive change on the district level to prepare school leaders and teachers to create a school wide culture that shifts the paradigm of teaching and learning to a student-centered personalized learning environment that better serves and prepares all students for success in their chosen life path.

Our Story

Our organization is focused solely on helping district leaders, school leaders, and teachers to plan for and manage the shift from teacher directed instruction to a student centered learning environment.   We offer wrap around services including professional development, targeted support and in school coaching to ensure educators successfully shift the paradigm of teaching and learning in their classrooms and build a strong in district capacity to scale and sustain this work independently.

Meet the Team

Our New England Basecamp Personalized Learning Coaches’ chief professional responsibility is to bring evidence-based personalized learning practices into classrooms by providing teachers and school leaders with high quality professional development through embedded and sustained coaching cycles.

We focus on one-on-one and small group support for teachers, coaches, and school leaders as the prepare for, train and implement personalized learning instructional practices with the goal of increasing student engagement, improving student achievement, and building teacher capacity in schools.

Donna Stone

Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Shayna Fox Norwitz

Director of Special Programming

Nicole Grant

Personalized Learning Coach

Tricia Smeland

Personalized Learning Coach

Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Who are the NEB coaches?

Our coaches are experienced, highly accomplished, and well-respected educators. Coaches must have credibility with teachers and administrators, the ability to juggle several roles, and the skills needed to work one-on-one with teachers as well as to oversee a wider professional development effort in the school.

Claire Newman

Marketing and Operations Intern

Bryant University

Annice Correia Gabel

Asst. Director of Data Management and Operations

Peter Siner

Personalized Learning Coach

Julie Maruska

Personalized Learning Coach