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Maria Fenwick is the Teach Plus Boston Executive Director. Maria first joined Teach Plus as a Boston Teaching Policy Fellow in 2007. During the Fellowship, Maria focused on her interest in empowering teachers to lead turnaround efforts for underperforming schools. She was a lead writer of Ready for the Next Challenge, which became the T3 Initiative in three of Boston’s turnaround schools. Maria has been an invited panelist and speaker at the Learning Forward summer conference, the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Measures of Effective Teaching teacher panel.
Maria taught in Boston Public Schools for six years. Her path into the classroom was through the Boston Teacher Residency. Prior to that, Maria received an Ed.M. in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. summa cum laude from Colby College. As a teacher, Maria was an active participant in school-based leadership such as the Instructional Leadership Team, Data Team, School Site Council, and Personnel Subcommittee. In 2006, Maria co-founded and led the Boston Teacher Action Network through the Boston Plan for Excellence. She is actively in touch with many former students, who inspire her every day.