Marla Solomon

After completing her degree at CIE Marla began teaching at SIT in Vermont.  In 1999 she spent a year back at CIE as a faculty member, after which she returned to teach at SIT. In 2006 she became Dean of Graduate Programs at SIT.  In that role she oversaw academic quality and operations of seven graduate programs, with 600 students a year comprising an international, multicultural student body focused on social change, global development, and social justice. She continues to hold an appointment as a faculty member there to this day.


In 2013 she became the Director of Partnership Programs at the Five Colleges, based at Amherst College.  The Partnership Programs bring the resources of the Five College Consortium to meet needs of schools and communities throughout Western Massachusetts and the U.S., with a focus on professional development for teachers.


Recent partnership programs include the NEH Summer Institute 2019: Teaching Native American Histories; Paradigm Shift, a western Massachusetts initiative to diversify the K-12 teacher workforce; and CSforALL Springfield, developing K-5 curriculum integrating computer science into classroom teaching. She is responsible for developing and managing these programs and fostering the K-12/college partnerships that make them grow.


Throughout her career Marla also has also worked as an independent consultant with a focus on M&E and Capacity Building. She provides consulting services in program M&E, NGO capacity building and organizational development, training design, gender analysis and gender-aware program design and evaluation, and development of women's and girls' education and leadership development programs. A recent project involved evaluation research for the Women's Leadership Circles Program of Vermont. [4-20]




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