A subject matter expert in communication and curriculum design, Jean Farlino plays a crucial role in customizing courses in the Communications section of the Merit Career Development Catalogue. As former Director of Instruction in the School District of Philadelphia, Jean worked with multiple constituencies to impose standards-based curriculum. In that capacity she wrote curriculum, designed content and created workshops in communication skills with an emphasis on meeting organizational needs. Those needs included:
In her previous position as Equity Coordinator with the district, Jean acquired knowledge in how to successfully manage diversity. She assured equitable access to programs by monitoring special programs such as federally mandated Title I, federal and state grants, programs for special education, gifted students, and gender and equity issues. Jean earned her B.S from Temple University, and M.S.Ed at Arcadia University. She frequently serves as adjunct faculty in Philadelphia area universities. Jean's memberships include the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Columbus Forum, International Reading Association (IRA), and Magnet Schools of America.