Mandy L. Cyr, partner

Experience

Biddeford School Department

Director of Teaching and Learning/Curriculum, High School Level, 2016 – Present

  • Lead a dynamic group of teachers through a standards based transition initiative

  • Implement a peer coaching model in an effort to maximize the learning opportunities and persasonalized feedback for staff

  • Develop multiple pathways for graduation as well as the the STEM Academy curriculum and selection process

  • Work closely with AP teachers to provide instructional and curricular feedback

  • Perform formal evaluations as indicated by the teacher contract

  • Serves as a team member of the administrative unit

 

     Biddeford School Department

Interim Assistant Principal, High School Level, 2015 – 2016

  • Facilitate communication between personnel, students and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating

situations, solving problems, and/or resolving conflicts

  • Intervened in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for purposes of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing  successful interpersonal skills

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the school

  • Serves as a team member of the administrative unit

 

Maine Educators Consortium

Instructor of Methods Courses: Secondary Science, Elementary Science and Health, 6/11 - present

  • Design and implement curriculum in an online formate

  • Responsible for collaboration with graduate students in discussion forums, assessment of work and timely feedback

 

Biddeford School Department

Science Teacher: High School Level, 9/99 – 2015

Created and implemented a variety of units and lessons.  Prepared laboratory exercises to promote student discovery in group learning situations.  Responsible for communicating with students, parents, and administration.  Established a positive classroom climate which promoted learning.

 

Education

University of New England

Educational Leadership

Certificate of Advanced Studies: December 2010

 

University of New England

Educational Leadership

Masters of Science in Education: May 2003

 

University of New England

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies

Secondary Science Certificate: May 1999

Magna Cum Laude

Dean’s List

Phi Sigma National Honor Society of Biological Sciences, Gamma Mu Chapter


 

Professional Interests and Activities

∙ Member of Educate Maine Zeta Class (2017-2018)

∙       Leader of Curriculum Instruction Assessment Transition

∙ Member of the Community Engagement Coalition

      ∙ District Nominated Teacher of the Year (2013 - 2014)

∙ Student Council Advisor (2004 - Present)

∙ Gulf of Maine Research Institute Lead Teacher

Assist with professional development at GMRI for the Vital Signs Program.

∙        Mentor Team (2011-present)

Work with a team of educators to create a support a group of student mentors to grade 9  

students.

∙ SPARTACUS Host Teacher for NSF GK-12 Graduate Student (2010-2015)

Work with graduate fellows in the Marine Sciences on their communication skills.  Responsible for delving into presentation techniques, evaluating fellow lesson plans, and attending bi-weekly professional development on unpacking the standards.

∙ Geniverse Pilot Program (2010 – 2012)

Worked with Concord Consortium and the Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance to pilot

and develop curriculum for Geniverse implementation (http://concord.org/projects/geniverse)

∙ Varsity Swim and Dive Team Coach (1999-2009) at Biddeford High School

∙ Varsity Women’s Tennis Coach (2003-2005) at Biddeford High School