As a Sr Policy and Program Analyst with the National Education Association (NEA), Rowena focuses on systems-level problems and leadership development to include coaching and mentoring. She leads the work with accomplished teaching and National Board Certification. Before beginning with the NEA, she spent more than 13 years in education as an elementary and middle mathematics and science teacher and STEM coordinator. During her career, Rowena also worked with local and state leaders within Maryland on various initiatives. She was the teacher representative on the Teacher Induction, Recruitment, and Retention Act Workgroup. She worked with various stakeholder groups to create synergy and alignment of educational policies that impact educators throughout the state of Maryland. In addition, she was one of the teacher leaders to provide guidance on developing policies for Maryland’s 21st Century schools facilities.
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