Mary Beth began her career in public education in 1990. She served as a second-grade teacher, K-5 literacy coach, elementary assistant principal, and elementary principal. Her work then led her to a district-level (PreK-12) focus in positions as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Superintendent. During this time, she was recognized with a Leadership Award from the Shrewsbury Educational Foundation in Shrewsbury, MA, and served on the National Advisory Board for the EdLeader21 program under the auspices of Battelle for Kids, a widely recognized organization focused on innovation in education. Mary Beth also has experience with state departments of education through her work as a Reading First trainer and PARCC (Common Core) Fellow for the MA DESE. She received her B.A. from Bridgewater State College and her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Lowell.