Bev Clemens, PhD, is a curriculum coordinator for Douglas County School District, one of the largest school districts in Colorado. Dr. Clemens leads teachers, principals, and administrators in the implementation of schoolwide and districtwide processes, initiatives, and reforms to improve instruction, curriculum, and assessment.
An experienced classroom teacher, district leader, and professional developer, she has led the design and refinement of Essential Learnings, facilitated curriculum analyses to eliminate overlaps and gaps in student learning targets, and trained teachers and administrators in the development of high-quality formative and summative assessments. In addition, she has coordinated collaborative efforts to write proficiency scales, designed training to increase teacher content knowledge, researched the strengths and weaknesses of a district-based assessment system, and delivered training on high-quality instructional practices.
Dr. Clemens has served on numerous statewide standards and assessment committees and presented at national conferences. She understands the tremendous challenge schools and districts face in increasing student achievement, and she knows the pressure individual teachers are under as they work to implement practices to support students in their learning. This understanding, combined with her knowledge of curriculum, assessment, and instruction, creates a credible connection educators find compelling and inspiring. Dr. Clemens offers practical ideas based on years of real experience and instills confidence and optimism in educators.