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  Since 2004, when I moved to Hamilton, I have been actively involved in the community.

  Hamilton Government Study Committee: member

  Hamilton-Wenham GREEN: founder and first President

  Capital Management Committee: member

  League of Women Voters: Board Member.


  I have many years of experience teaching students from middle school through graduate school and 
  in education research.  

  Teacher: The Potomac School, VA. 
  Teacher: Brunswick School, CT.
  Chairman of the History Department and Dean of Guidance
  Northeastern University: Researcher in Education, Adjunct Professor
  Lesley University: Adjunct Professor and Senior Lecturer

  Director: Art House, an after school program Grades K-6, Washington, DC

  Volunteer Work in Education:
  Founder and Co-Director, Field Studies: ME, K - 12 
  Co-Founder and President, The Tremont School Fund, to support the local elementary school in Tremont, Maine

  Policy Analyst :
  The Annenberg Rural School and Community Trust 
  Lead Researcher + Writer: Dollars & Sense for
  KnowledgeWorks Foundation

  As a researcher in education, I studied districts throughout the US and visited many of them. This experience and training will help me understand
  local issues and find ways to address them. I hope to be a fair and proactive voice for our community of residents, students, parents, teachers, and administrators,


  BA: Bennington College, Anthropology
  MA: New York University, Sociology
  Ed.D.: Boston University School of Education, Administration, Policy and Training


  I’ve written books and articles for foundations, government agencies, and academic journals about culture and education, education of the gifted, issues relating to school facilities, and 
  ways in which schools and communities can work together. My dissertation, Working Memory: the influence of culture on aspirations, won the 1998 dissertation award from the National 
  Rural Education Association.

  These include Dollars & Sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools, Dollars & Sense II: Lessons from Good, Cost-effective Small Schools and The Hermit Crab Solution, about creative
  ways to utilize school facilities. I’ve also worked with teams on projects including Schools for Successful Communities: An Element of Smart Growth for the US Environmental Protection 
  Agency and the Council for Educational Facilities Planners International.

  For a partial list of my published papers in education please visit:

  Thank you for your interest in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. If you have any questions or comments, 
  please contact me at: bkl@barbaralawrence.com.