Douglas Finn III is the reinventing schools manager for the Reinventing Schools Division of Marzano Research. He helps mentor students and educators working with this model.
Douglas’s experience with the RISC framework began in 2004 when he taught middle and high school students in the Bering Strait School District in Alaska. He was actively involved in the development of the RISC framework for the district. In 2008, he and his wife moved to an island off the coast of Maine and taught in a K–8 one-room schoolhouse for four years. That setting created a unique opportunity to apply and develop strategies for student personal mastery systems and differentiation of multiage groups. While teaching on the island, Douglas was a consultant for RISC, developing training procedures and presenting those trainings to groups throughout the United States. He had started a primary school in the Republic of the Gambia in West Africa while with the Peace Corps from 1998 to 2000.
Douglas received a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Montana. He earned teaching degrees in biology and earth science from Northern Michigan University.
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Back-to-School Strategies for Personalized, Competency-Based Schools
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