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Orinthia Harris, PhD


Orinthia is a dynamic educator with over 10 years of experience both inside and outside the classroom. She collects, analyzes, and interprets data related to academic goals and teacher effectiveness. She has assisted in implementing after school and community-based intervention programs with the Columbia Association, the Boys & Girls Club, charter schools, and several faith based organizations. She served in her districts ESOL department where she designed and implemented brain-based lesson for elementary ESOL students. She has a passion for making learning engaging, and has presented on how to effectively motivate and engage all students.

She is a member of Center for Applied Science and Technology’s (CAST) faculty cadre, where she developed free resources that link UDL and the Common Core State Standards for National center on UDL. She earned her doctoral degree at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Her thesis focused on the effect of teacher perceptions on STEM achievement.

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