Doreen Marvin has extensive experience working with education, and communities locally, statewide, and nationally. Ms. Marvin is trained in strategic planning, creative planning, service delivery design, and systems approaches to organizational development. In addition, Ms. Marvin has worked with school districts to develop and test their teacher and administrator evaluation. Ms. Marvin has facilitated and assisted many community-based, private and public groups in design, long-range planning, goal setting, setting communication systems, determining legislative agendas, program design, and developing standards of operations. Of particular note is her ability to lead a team and to successfully execute a project. She is known for meeting deadlines and deliverables. Additionally, 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 for education and community organizations’ leaders. Additionally, she has coordinated the development and start-up of seven magnet schools including serving as the educational consultant through the design and construction phases.
Doreen has worked with underperforming schools to bring about systemic improvements. Ms. Marvin serves and has served as project director for federally funded grant programs. Ms. Marvin, has trained community programs and pre-k to 12 educators with content related to cultural competence, classroom management, leveraging leadership skills for improving student outcomes, building organizational culture, social curriculums, child growth and development, sexual harassment, and supervision and evaluation. She served as the Title IX and grievance investigator for more than 20 years during her tenure at LEARN, a regional education service center in CT. During her tenure at LEARN Ms. Marvin served as the Director of Early Childhood and Director of Development.
Ms. Marvin initiated distant education initiatives including blended learning and online learning opportunities for students and educators. Ms. Marvin collaborated with community partners to implement Virtual Learning opportunities for students and school districts in southeastern CT. Ms. Marvin is overseeing the creation of Adaptive Online Professional Learning for STEM teachers. She 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 Agency. Ms. Marvin serves as Immediate Past President of Magnet Schools of America.