Dr. Maura Hart has over 25 years experience supporting teachers and administrators in their professional learning journeys in her work with education graduate study students, pre-service teachers, and facilitation of teams at the school, district, and state level in the cycle of continuous improvement. Dr. Hart began her career as a middle and high school Language Arts and English teacher in NH and VT. Recently, Dr. Hart served as a member of the SWIFT Center (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) providing assistance and training in Coaching to educators in the northeast and nationally. Currently, Dr. Hart is a Technical Assistance provider at the UNH SWIFT Education Center Satellite, at the Institute on Disability. She lives in the Upper Valley on a small farm with her husband and 2 teenage daughters.
A Bold Vision When students with disabilities are provided appropriate instruction and supports, they can learn grade-level general education curriculum, communicate in ways that are commensurate with their same-age peers without disabilities, have meaningful social relationships, and graduate from high school—college and career ready.
SWIFT Center offers school, states, and districts the ability to build capacity to scale up and sustain new practices for schoolwide inclusive reform in urban, rural, and high-need schools in grades K-8 for students with disabilities.