Dana Center Role
Monette develops, directs, and monitors strategies to maintain a healthy workplace culture. She supports the Dana Center executive director and serves as a critical conduit to mobilize and engage Center staff in central elements of the executive director’s portfolio to improve the overall effectiveness of the organization. In addition, Monette guides and monitors the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She also collaborates with the Center leadership team to identify opportunities that benefit the Center’s work and manages the executive director’s administrative team.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Monette has more than 20 years of experience in education. She served as a consulting director for the Center for Systems Transformation at McREL International, where she oversaw and supported work in school and systems improvement. She led projects designed to increase the capacity of schools, districts, and state departments of education to systematize improvement effort.
Prior to this position, Monette was a supervising principal consultant for McREL, leading projects focused on improving achievement for K–12 students. She facilitated and managed training opportunities at the school, district, and state levels that focused on systemic change, leadership, strategic use of instructional strategies, and curriculum development. In this role, Monette supported schools and districts with implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Monette was also an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She conducted research in the area of writing and writing instruction and taught courses related to elementary writing and writing instruction.
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A., Elementary Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A., Mathematics, Spelman College
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