Dani Scherer, Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist
Dani brings years of experience developing curriculum, providing professional development, and teaching in adult education. She has developed workforce training curriculum, coordinated a national curriculum project for immigrant and refugee farmers, and authored guides and reports to support foreign-trained professionals as they navigate credentialing requirements to re-enter their professional field. More recently, she has developed an advising program for adult English Language Learners in transition to college and careers and established a career pathway program for paraprofessional educators.
Her projects include:
- Personal and Workplace Success Skills Digital Library, a resource that will enable educators nation-wide to teach personal and workplace success skills, commonly referred to as employability, workforce preparation, 21st century, lifelong learning, and human skills.
- SABES Program Support PD Center, where she develops and manages responsive and creative professional development opportunities for Massachusetts adult educators, in the areas of career pathways, advising, cultural competence, and meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
Dani has a B.A in English and American Cultural Studies from Bates College and a M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts’s Teacher Education and Curriculum Development program.