Dr. Dea is an award winning educator. She has worked with teachers and students on three continents and across twenty of the fifty states. She has been published in Boston College’s prestigious Journal of Education and currently works at both local and state levels. Throughout, she has gained exceptional expertise in Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards, Assessment, and Designing Standards- Aligned Curriculum.
Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry
The founder of Partner in Education, Dr. Conrad-Curry is first and foremost a teacher. Beyond that, she is a sought after consultant, presenter, and keynote speaker. Enthusiastic and focused, she brings practical yet innovative approaches to teaching and learning across all disciplines. Dr. Conrad-Curry’s can-do attitude in the development of curriculum and instruction steps beyond academic convention to create robust teaching environments. Her approaches are always based in educational research and balanced by school and district needs.
Dr. Conrad-Curry has had the opportunity to meet and even work with some of the most eminent names in education and educational reform, among them Sue Pimentel and David Coleman. Her work in cross disciplinary curricula, rigor and relevance began long before such terms became commonplace educational lexicon. Dr. Conrad-Curry sits on Achieve’s EQuIP Peer Review Panel and works with the California Department of Education as a content expert in the selection of instructional materials aligned to the Common Core.
Dr. Conrad-Curry not only supports teachers here at home, but also volunteers time and resources to support teachers across the globe. She has worked with educators in Nigeria and most recently in Lithuania where she led a two-week technology seminar supported by the country’s Ministry of Education.
A life-long learner, Dr. Conrad-Curry earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and two Master’s Degrees: the first in Linguistics and Language and the second in Educational Administration. Her writing has been published in Boston University’s Journal of Education. In December 2012, Dr. Conrad-Curry’s research project, “Reading Achievement, NCLB Compliance, and Sex,” was recognized by the Literacy Research Association (LRA) during their Annual Conference. She has been repeatedly named in Who’s Who in America’s Teachers and recognized as the “Most Outstanding Teacher” by several Midwestern colleges.
Dr. Dea welcomes inquiries for professional development support in a variety of areas. Her aim is to be effective and affordable as an agent of educational change. Call or email Dr. Dea today for daily consultation/presentation fees and/or long-term commitments to staff development in teaching and learning.