Enfield - posted Aug, 23 2013
ENFIELD- The Enfield Board of Education took a bold and visionary step in May creating two new curriculum coordinator positions. One for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) education and the other for Humanities education. These coordinators will work to establish a truly integrated interdisciplinary curriculum which will provide all Enfield Public Schools students with the 21st Century skills they will need to be both college and career ready when the graduate. Dr. Sarah Faulkner has been selected to serve as the STEAM coordinator. Dr. Faulkner is currently the secondary science curriculum specialist at the Capitol Region Education Council. Prior to this she was a science teacher in West Hartford and Canton for 13 years. Prior to her career in education she worked for 20 years in public and private sector science and technology related positions. Dr. Faulkner has served as an adjunct professor at Rensselaer University, Harvard University and the University of Lowell. Dr. Faulkner earned a B.A. in Biology from Wellesley College, a M.S. in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford. Michelle Middleton has been selected to serve as the Humanities coordinator. Ms. Middleton is currently the secondary literacy curriculum specialist for the Capitol Region Education Council Magnet Schools. Prior to this she taught for 10 years at the Greater Hartford Academy of Math & Science and in the Newington and Manchester public schools. Ms. Middleton is dual certified in English and History & Social Studies. She is internationally certified in the Cambridge Board Examination system by the University of Cambridge and an Advanced Placement Springboard trainer in English/Language Arts. She earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. and M.S. in English from Central Connecticut State University. She completed her administrative certification at Sacred Heart University.