Ms. Pendleton is the Executive Director of Assessment at ACUE. She has over 25 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, building leader, and professional development specialist. For the last 18 years, she has supported schools throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates in the implementation of school reform efforts. Through this work, she has witnessed the impact of effective professional development on the improvement of teaching and learning and, ultimately, on teacher satisfaction and student achievement. She believes ACUE’s focus on the practical application of researched-based best practices along with a rich video library will support the work of university educators.
For five years, Pendleton has served as a Professional Development Associate for the Leadership and Learning Center, a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Prior to that, she worked with Leeds Global Partners to create and deliver Professional Development for effective teaching practices in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. She also held a variety of positions in the Education department of EdisonLearning, a national educational management organization.
Pendleton received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Farmington, was a member of the first cohort in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Maine at Orono, and holds an MS in Curriculum and Instruction through Capella University. Laurie is currently serving as a member on the Maine State Charter School Commission.