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Alexander Wyeth

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  • K-12 Administrator 

BIO

Dr. Alexander (Alec) Wyeth is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Waltham Public Schools, Waltham, MA, consisting of one high school, two 6-8 middle schools, and six preK-5 elementary schools. Before going to Waltham, Alec was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, Hamilton, MA, and prior to that he was a building administrator for two high schools (in Delaware and New Hampshire) that are members of the Coalition of Essential Schools reform effort (Ted Sizer). As a trained Critical Friends Coach, Alec is a member of Annenberg's National School Reform Faculty.


Alec began his career in education as a high school English teacher in New Jersey and was an AP English reader. He completed a year-long seminar on Administrative Issues in Mathematics Education Reform sponsored by the Center for the Development of Teaching at EDC, and he is currently an executive member of 1) the NSF funded MSP Focus on Math Initiative focused building a K-16 community of mathematicians and 2) a USDOE funded Teaching American History Project, both involving multi-district collaboration. For three years Alec has served as the chair of the Educational Collaborative Advisory Council west of Boston. He has led numerous curriculum/program reviews; developed district improvement plans, mentoring programs, and an elementary program for academically advanced students; and he has extensive experience with data analysis and assessment reform and has developed and implemented an elementary standards-based reporting system. He is currently engaged in developing and supporting a middle school initiative called Cluster Challenge, in partnership with Bentley and Northeastern universities, where students are expected to engage in project-based learning activities that are tied to the 21st Century Skills.

Alec holds an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an MA from Villanova University, and a BA from Vanderbilt University. Alec's doctoral thesis was on "The Department Head and High School Leadership" that was a by-product of Harvard's National Center for Educational Leadership where he served as a research assistant. 

EXPERTISE

Assessment
Curriculum
Instruction
Professional development 

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