Duane Small is a literacy consultant for Learning Effects, a company based in Portland that has developed technology to administer and score student performance assessments. Its strategies include guiding teachers by evaluating student work online and training teachers to score performance-based assessments using rubrics. Previously, Small served as division manager and then director of curriculum and assessment for Measured Progress, a nonprofit educational organization in Dover, New Hampshire. Small is actively engaged in literacy professional development. When Small was a kindergarten principal and a curriculum coordinator for the Waterville Public Schools, his innovations included a program for at-risk five-year-olds. "All students can learn, but the traditional 185-seat days are not sufficient for many of them," he said. Small has served in a variety of leadership roles in organizations such as the Maine and New England Reading Associations and the Maine Association of Elementary School Principals.
Univ of Maine @ Portland-Gorham, M.S.