During more than 35 years at Policy Studies in Education, Regina H. Paul has developed traditional and innovative K–12 curricula in all subjects, developed K–12 student assessments for school districts and states, created parent materials and trained parents, created policy systems for school boards and trained school board members, and designed and conducted evaluation studies. She has provided curriculum and evaluation technical assistance to over 400 school districts and market studies for over 150 colleges.
Most recently, she served as the chief consultant in the design and establishment of City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, New York City’s first public Early College high school with a career and technical education focus. City Poly created an innovative trimester system that enabled students to complete high school in three years instead of four.
Ms. Paul conceived, designed, and wrote I Can Be…, a series of K–8 multicultural curriculum units that infuse knowledge and attitudes about the world of work into core instruction in the academic subjects. She also conceived, designed, and wrote ArtWorks, a series of K–5 curriculum units that integrate national curriculum standards in visual art, music, dance, theatre, language arts, and social studies into units to be taught by regular classroom teachers.
She has served as a consultant to state legislatures, state boards of education, state education departments, federally funded educational research laboratories, and foundations and has conducted workshops at nationwide and statewide meetings of school board members, superintendents, curriculum directors, and principals. She has given presentations for the National School Boards Association, National Governors’ Association (in the U.K.), American Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and American Educational Research Association.
She co-authored the Educational Goals Survey kit (published by the National School Boards Association) and two books for school board members—Time for Curriculum and Curriculum and Assessment Policy: 20 Questions for Board Members. She also co-authored a publication for the Illinois State Board of Education on validity and reliability in student assessment and has had articles published in Educational Leadership and Foreign Language Annals.
Ms. Paul received a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University.