Wende Weinstein, now retired, was most recently employed at Education Development Center, Inc., a nonprofit educational research and development company, where she worked for four years as field consultant providing K-12 technical assistance in mathematics, science and technology to states that had received funding from the NSF Statewide Systematic Initiative; then for ten years as director of the New England Comprehensive Center (NECAC); and later as Director for the Northeast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium (NEIRTEC)-both U.S. Department of Education-funded K-12 technical assistance projects. Weinstein served on proposal writing teams that won over $30 million in federal grants.
Mrs. Weinstein has a strong background in curriculum and instruction, professional development, research and evaluation, and systematic reform at the state, district and school levels. She directed and supervised the evaluation of two curriculum-development projects funded by the U.S Department of Education that served mainstreamed children with disabilities and an environmental science curriculum for middle schools. She designed two educational programs recognized by the National Science Foundation as exemplary. She was a school district director of secondary instruction and led a district-wide improvement initiative, based on the Effective Schools research. Mrs. Weinstein’s worked as a science consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction providing assistance to K-12 school districts in a high poverty region with a diverse student population, providing professional development programs for K-12 teachers and school administrators. Prior work included teaching secondary school science and developing and directing a secondary level research program for gifted students.
Since her retirement in 2005, Mrs. Weinstein works as an independent educational consultant. Recent projects included curriculum development for a U.S. Department of Education-funded grant to the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth and evaluation of a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Massachusetts/Bon.