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Sylvia Scharf

Pronouns:

she/her/hers

Availability:

Available

Full or Part-time

Position Type:

WAKEFIELD

Massachusetts

United States of America

Years in the field:

16 – 20 Years

Areas of Expertise

Distance/Digital Learning, Education, Exhibits development, Explainer/guide, Operations, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Professional Development

Major projects previous to pandemic:

Lead Team Member for Community Partnerships for Resilience, a climate resilience project (NOAA-funded, 2017-2020)
-Co-developed a place-based and project-focused climate resilience and communication curriculum unit for middle-school students
-Co-led two four-day Teacher Institutes to develop and test the unit
-Coordinated and collaborated with partners, teachers, and administrators in Lynn, Chelsea, and Hull, MA

Leadership during the Education Department’s strategic vision process included:
-Distilled, modeled, and quantified scenario planning
-Advised on best practices for changes to program sessions
-Co-supervised a new staffing and program support structure
-Led two cross-cutting teams focusing on Resources and Internal Communication
Piloted school partnership model: Climate & Weather unit for third grade in Chelsea, MA

Content expert for Teacher Services graduate courses and professional development, especially in the areas of climate change, resilient design, and Boston Harbor history

Creating resources and activities for program participants, online users and the general public. (Graphic layout, educational materials creation and editing.)