Director of Development
LEARN Regional Education Service Center
9 Brown Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Doreen Marvin is the former Director of Development at LEARN in Old Lyme, Connecticut. LEARN is the local regional educational service center (RESC) for southeastern CT that provides a wide range of training and education services to individuals and organizations. She has extensive experience working with communities locally, statewide, and nationally. Ms. Marvin is trained in strategic planning, creative planning, and systems approaches to organizational development. In addition, Ms. Marvin has been extensively involved in the Community Conversations on Education, a series of community meetings designed to encourage community participation in educational planning and development. Ms. Marvin has facilitated and assisted many community-based, private and public groups in long-range planning, goal setting, setting communication systems, determining legislative agendas, and developing standards of operations.
Additionally, Doreen has been trained in principled negotiation and conflict management strategies. She is known 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 for organizations’ leaders. Within her work at LEARN, she has coordinated the development and start-up of 5 magnet schools, authored and co-authored successful grant requests, and facilitated and co-facilitated a systems design process for community based agencies, school districts, and educational service agencies. Ms. Marvin has presented workshops at conferences for Association of Education Service Agencies and Magnet Schools of America.