Maya A. Crosby
80 Head Tide Rd, Alna, ME 04535
- Program creation, innovation, growth and management – specialty in STEM
- Coordinating, organizing, and managing people, resources, and tasks
- Teaching and learning across many levels
- Grant-writing, development, community relations, social media and site management
Experience – Education and Technology
Director of Innovation and Technology: Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME (July 2015 to present)
Department Head: Design, Engineering and Technology
Co-Founder: Center for Student Impact: LAunch | Dive | Serve
Inspire students and faculty at Lincoln Academy towards innovation and creativity, especially in science and technology programs. Teach exemplary courses in computer science, design and technology including AP Computer Science Principles and Invent to Learn. Synthesize and direct programs in STEM, including collaborations with community mentors and stakeholders involving the new Cable-Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center. Lead and support academic use of technology by faculty and students. Initiate and guide the school’s move to a new LMS (Canvas) including training of faculty, students and parents. Supervise LA IT Technology Assistants and manage the Department of Design, Engineering and Technology. Received Lincolnian (yearbook) dedication award in June 2016. Awarded one of two high school finalist awards for statewide STEM Innovation Challenge in November 2016.
Academic Technology Coordinator: Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME (2010-2015)
Expanded school deployment of Google Apps for Education to all students, deployed PowerSchool as an SIS and initiated a one-to-one student program with netbooks in Fall 2010. Supported administration, faculty and staff in this endeavor. Twice received Employee of the Month award. Managed the continuation of the one-to-one student program with Chromebooks in Fall 2013. Taught courses in principles of computer science and digital media production. Managed LA website and social media presences. Awarded ACTEM Technology Leader of the Year in October 2013.
Technology Teacher Leader: Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME (2008-2010)
Supported colleagues in use of Apple laptops and educational technology integration as teacher leader for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Prepared and rolled out Google Apps for Education for the school community, including all staff and students, in fall 2008, including all professional development. Introduced all faculty and staff to Moodle as a learning management system, and functioned as administrator for Moodle installation.
Science Faculty: Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME (2002-2010)
Responsible for courses in biology, chemistry, honors chemistry, marine science and integrated physical science for grades 9-12. Designed and practiced innovative inquiry-based curricula including environmental service learning projects. Served as faculty advisor to the National Honor Society, the student newspaper, and the student technology team. Guided 30 students on science trip to Costa Rica as co-leader and teacher.
Laboratory Instructor: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (1999-2002)
Taught undergraduate students in developmental biology and microbiology laboratory courses averaging 40-50 students each semester. Responsible for all aspects of curriculum, including design of new experiments, assessment and final evaluation, and assistance with the lecture course.
Education Coordinator: Gulf of Maine Foundation, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME (summers 2000-2002)
Coordinated summer educational activities at a marine science research facility for various audiences. Wrote and presented curricula for visiting science camp and teacher training workshop. Led tours interpreting marine studies for visitors to the center. Supervised a summer intern to implement Marine Mania, a new series of weekly K-4 activities. Built a basic start-up web site for the GMF.
Upward Bound Focus Week Teacher: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (July 2001)
Designed and taught a week-long curriculum on marine science for Upward Bound students. Curriculum was tailored to Upward Bound participants and included practical experiences such as boat sampling on the Damariscotta River, lobster dissection, and a mock town meeting on aquaculture issues.
Otter Island Teacher: Camp Kieve Girls Science Camp, Nobleboro, ME (summers 1997-2001)
Provided hands-on marine ecology and water chemistry learning experiences on two-day island trip for 20 middle school age girls. Coordinated a field day for campers at the Darling Marine Center including tour and experimental stations in the wet lab.
Graduate Teaching assistant. University of Maine, Orono, ME (1997)
Taught anatomy and physiology laboratory to undergraduate nursing students and non-majors. Prepared and presented lectures, laboratory experiments and exams, and graded students in section.
Nature Log Editor : Appalachian Mountain Club Boston Chapter, Boston, MA (1995-1996)
Researched and wrote a monthly science and nature column for a 50,000 circulation newsletter. Contributions were tailored for the education and enjoyment of a wide range of audiences, and drew from conventional scientific as well as literature sources.
Assistant Acquisitions Editor : Blackwell Science, Inc., Cambridge, MA (1994-1996)
Acquired and managed new science textbooks in the fields of immunology, veterinary science, and cell and molecular biology. Interviewed professors as potential authors, collaborated with sales and marketing teams, handled projects throughout publishing process, and supervised an editorial assistant.
Experience – Scientific Research and Technical
Shellfish Biologist: Pemaquid Oyster Company, Bremen, ME (February 1999-August 1999)
Responsible for culture and maintenance of oyster and clam seed. Managed growth of several species of algae for shellfish nutrition. Involved in all functions of the hatchery, including spawning and setting animals, and larval and juvenile care.
Research Associate: University of Maine, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME (1998-1999)
Conducted an emerging disease monitoring project in impounded Maine and New Brunswick lobsters. Project involved traveling to remote pound sites, handling and sampling lobster tissues, and processing bacterial samples. Collaborated closely with fisheries representatives and was an invited presenter at industry-wide functions.
Sea Grant Fellow : University of Maine, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME (1997-1998)
Performed graduate research on the bacteriology of oysters in the Damariscotta River, and diseases associated with shellfish aquaculture in Maine. Designed and managed field and lab research, analyzed data, and prepared presentations for local and international meetings.
Graduate Assistant : University of Maine, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME (1996-1997)
Assisted in a two-year study examining genetic selection for disease resistance in the American oyster. Cultured oysters at two field sites in Maine and Massachusetts and monitored growth, survival, and environmental conditions.
University of Rochester
B.S. Biology, Certificate in Biotechnology, Journalism minor – 1994
Honors: Take Five program – awarded a fifth year, tuition-free, for further study of science and communication
University of Maine
M.S. Marine Science – 1999
Honors: Sea Grant teaching fellowship
Northeastern Ed.D in Educational Leadership – Fall 2017 cohort planned
AP Computer Science Principles Summer Institute – Summer 2016
Digital Fabrication Workshop – ShopBot – Summer 2016
Exploring Computer Science Cohort 1 – NSF Grant with MMSA – Summer 2015
Google Apps for Education- certification in process
Web 2.0 Tools in Education – University of New England
Teaching and Learning using Second Life – University of Maine
Moodle Use, Administration and Management – Moodlerooms
ACTEM – Member since 2004, Conference Organizing Committee 2011-2014
ISTE – Member since 2008, Various ISTE Communities
NE and ME Google Educators Group
ME GAFE Summit 2014 – Productive and Creative Chrome Apps
ME GAFE Summit 2014 – Managing Chromebooks 1-to-1
ACTEM 2013 Presentation – Going Social for Schools
August 2013 training on new Macbook Air and iPad mini for LA faculty and staff
ACTEM 2012 Presentation on Student Journalism and Technology Tools
ACTEM 2012 Presentation on Student Tech Teams with Ed Brazee
July 2012 Google Apps Training for AOS93 (local K-8 school district)
ACTEM 2011 Presentation on Going Viral – Social Media for Schools
March 2011 Picasa Training for Yarmouth High School
FOSSED 2011 – CMS and Microblogging Tools
FOSSED 2008 Presentation – Using Moodle for Professional Development
Writing samples as a NOAA Ocean Explorer Teacher- 2003
Programs and Professional Development
Director of Residential Life
Associate Head for Advancement
External Professional Development
Instructional Technology – Yarmouth High School