As an educator with over 25 years of experience in the classroom, district, and state level, Mark is committed to prepare students for success in the 21st century by designing and implementing UbD ® curriculum that forges interdisciplinary connections, embeds global competencies, and requires students to utilize technology in a meaningful way in order to solve real-world problems and address authentic audiences. Mark currently serves as the K-12 Supervisor for Curriculum and Instruction for West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey. Previously, he taught high school history and government in Washington D.C. as well as New Jersey where he was acknowledged for his real-world experiential pedagogy running on his students’ platform for US Senate. Mark did his undergraduate work at UMASS Amherst in political science/history and received his Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Mark’s work led to his being recognized as the 2010 Visionary Supervisor/Director of the Year for New Jersey along with receiving CTAUN’s Best Practices Award in 2007 and 2010 for his design work for middle school students to engage in solving global development challenges.

Areas of expertise

  • Designing and implementing district-level curriculum based on Understanding by Design® framework
  • Cultivating 21st century skills across the curriculum
  • Designing real-world authentic assessments and performance tasks
  • Designing meaningful summative and formative assessments
  • Coaching classroom pedagogy that directly aligns to the UbD philosophy and curriculum

Available for consulting work in:

  • Northeast US (located near NYC)
  • North America
  • International locations on all continents