Elaine has over 40 years experience in education as a Teacher, Director of Special Education, Principal, Curriculum Director, and Assistant Superintendent of Schools. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level, at both public and private institutions, and in 1990, was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award at Granite State College, an institution part of the University System of New Hampshire. Early on in her career, Elaine became intrigued with metacognition and science of motivation, and this continues to be her passion and research.
Over the years, Elaine has worked with hundreds of school leaders across, across this country and internationally, focusing on practical leadership coaching and system-design, to support the sustainability of transforming our schools. She was a team member of projects at the Coalition of Essential Schools with Ted Sizer; the Annenburg Foundation; and served as a Professional Development Specialist at the Northeast Regional Laboratory at Brown University. Elaine was a consultant to the National Secondary Reform Project, and was a project director for two state wide initiatives. She has written articles and newsletters through the years and is co-author of Engaging Today's College Students. Elaine continues her work in schools as an Instructional Coach for both teachers and leaders, and her personal learning focus in on the Learning by Scientific Design and its implications for schools
Elaine is a fitness trainer and works with cancer survivors on the impact of rigorous exercise and health.