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Doreen Marvin

Educational Consultant

Doreen Marvin

Doreen Marvin brings extensive experience working with education, healthcare, and communities. Ms. Marvin is trained in strategic planning, creative planning, service delivery design, business strategy framework, and systems approaches to organizational development. Doreen has supported strategic design and planning for education, community-based organization, non-profit organizations, and health focused organizations. Specifically, Ms. Marvin has facilitated and assisted many education service agencies, school districts, and community-based groups in design, strategic planning, long-range planning, goal setting, communication, program design, and developing standards of operations In addition, Ms. Marvin has worked with school districts to develop and test their teacher and administrator evaluation. Of note is her ability to lead a team and to successfully execute a project, meeting deadlines and deliverables. Doreen has been trained in principled negotiation and conflict management strategies. She is praised for her ability to facilitate difficult conversations and to assist groups to come to agreements.  She has strong project management skills and has served as an executive coach. 

She consulted with or coordinated the development and start-up of 12 magnet and public schools of choice, including serving as the educational consultant through the design and construction phases. These include innovative schools for children ages pre-kindergarten to grade 12 serving over 5000 students annually.  Doreen has worked with school districts to define educational pathways with the goal of equity, social justice, school integration, college and career readiness, and curriculum alignment. She consults with the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership and technical assistance service of Magnet Schools of America.  Furthermore, Ms. Marvin has consulted with school districts in California, Iowa, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Connecticut. Doreen partners with the Elam Leadership Institute and Dr. Donna Elam to bring turnkey leadership services regarding Cultural Competence, Equity, and Inclusion to school districts and communities.  She partners with PKR, Inc. to support education service agencies with design, planning, and business strategy. 

Doreen has worked with underperforming schools to bring about systemic improvements.  Ms. Marvin has served as project director for federally funded grant programs with extensive evaluation components.  Ms. Marvin has trained community programs and pre-k to 12 educators with content related to cultural competence, leveraging leadership skills for improving student outcomes, building organizational culture, social curriculums, and supervision and evaluation.  During her long tenure at LEARN, a regional education service center in CT, Ms. Marvin served as the Director of Development, which included research, innovation, and strategy. 

Ms. Marvin has presented at conferences for Association of Education Service Agencies (AESA), Magnet Schools of America, South Carolina Department of Education, and the US Department of Education. Ms. Marvin serves as a voting Past President of Magnet Schools of America. She is also a member of the AESA Foundation Board.

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