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Check out my Prezumé
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Dr. Mary Hicks
March 2014 - Present
Norwegian Red Cross
2009 - Present
2007, 2014, 2015
Developed website content and design for the 2008 Invisible Children report & and the MDGs for Children initiative. Professionalized & finalized MoRES training materials package. Edited NCD Facts for Life document.
Assistant Professor - Education
Head of Emergency Health
International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Child Protection Specialist
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Curriculum & Instruction, 2002
Master of Arts (MA)
Educational Administration & Policy, 1996
Master of Arts (MA)
Art of Teaching, 1996
Peace Corps Fellowship
State of Michigan
State of Michigan
State of Illinois
State of Illinois
Bachelors of Education (BA)
Elementary Education / Sociology, 1990
State of Illlinois
K-9 Teaching Certificate
Global Education & Communications Consultant
Develop training curriculum for Community Health Module delegates. Co-facilitate the overall development, implementation and evaluation of the jointly conducted ERU- CHM-WASH training for delegates from 13 National Societies in Eidene, Norway each June.
Global curriculum development (Authored: CBHFA Healthy Lifestyles training package; Global Behaviour Change Framework; Global Health Training Strategy; Community Engagement Training curriculum; Supervision of community-based volunteers manual; and, Behaviour Change Communication manual). Conducted training and facilitation workshops. Developed & designed e-learning courses (Management course on Fraud & Corruption). Co-led development of Public Health in Emergencies Core Competencies.
Who's Who of American Women
Returned Peace Corps Association
Phi Delta Kappa
Kappa Delta Pi
Developed curriculum, textbooks and guidebooks on a variety of topics including Roma Rights, debate as a tool for democracy, and Financial
Education / Curriculum Specialist
Developed materials for a European Commission-sponsored project in the UK, Lithuania, Slovenia, & Estonia to teach deliberative methodology to local teachers & students.
2010 - 2012
2007 - 2010
Manage and support the implementation of all training related activities in the southeast Asian region; conduct training needs assessments; coordinate with local institutions on all aspects of training delivery and follow-up; collaborate with technical subject matter experts to customize curricula for local contexts; co-facilitate trainings with technical subject matter experts, infusing best practices of adult, experiential and participatory training methods; collect and monitor participant information and evaluation results of all regional training activities; technical lead of the global One Health Core Competencies; and, lead for asset and curriculum mapping in SEA.
Regional Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Methodology/Curriculum and Supervision Trainer
Volunteer with VSO. Supported, mentored and trained teachers who represented eight hundred + schools across the country. Collaborated with directors and Ministry staff on recommendations for improvement in utilizing scarce resources. Co-wrote English curriculum and textbooks for all grades with local teaching focus groups.
Mentored and trained 20 new school principals in their internship and start-up year as they prepared to open charter schools in under-served urban areas. Taught educational leadership methods and theory, trained Special Education and curriculum development, recruited students, and served as liaison between principals and KIPP National support staff. Worked with local districts and charter authorizers to open college-preparatory charter schools in impoverished areas.
L.E.A.R.N. Charter School
Started up new P-8 charter school on Chicago’s high-need west side. Wrote and implemented new curriculum in all grades. Solicited students, teachers, and staff to become part of the school. Prepared marketing materials and website for the school. Prepared budgets; wrote grants & began capital campaign of $10 million to build new campus. LEARN now occupies 6 campuses on Chicago's westside.
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
(Kalutara, Sri Lanka / Bangkok, Thailand)
Technical Curriculum Writer
Instructed graduate class of students pursuing an MBA and Illinois principal certification; instructed classes in program evaluation and supervision and evaluation of personnel, curriculum, and facilities. Designed graduate courses to correlate with school’s MBA program and Illinois standards for Type 75 certification. Wrote course competencies, curriculum guides, and assignments, and assessments for two graduate level education / business courses.
Head technical advisor for the development and delivery of all trainings, training materials, training evaluations, and ToTs for Red Cross staff in Indian Ocean Tsunami-affected areas. Areas of training foci include Water and Sanitation, Health, Disaster Preparedness, Volunteer Management and Psychosocial Support.
School Director &
Vice President of
Served as school principal at St Helen's for 1 year.
Opened three urban public charter schools and served as school director of the Bucktown campus for three years. Developed curriculum and assessment model to meet state standards based on Paideia methods and Core Knowledge content - under my leadership, school attained #1 ranking of charter schools in state; worked to build a self-sufficient special education department; worked with Student Life and parents to build strong school community and effective communication between home and school. Consistently worked with staff to maintain high academic and instructional standards. Provided and coordinated all staff development opportunities on a weekly basis.
Served as 4th & 5th grade teacher in Chicago's Little Village at Epiphany School from 1990-1992.
Served as a Teacher Trainer Volunteer in the US Peace Corps in the West Indies from 1992-1994.
Served as Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher in Detroit at Maya Angelou Elementary from 1994-1996.
July 2005-January 2009
MSc in Global Public Health, 2016 (expected)
Instructional Design Consultant
Lead Curriculum Designer
Led curriculum assessment, development, design for PrevSIDA HIV prevention programme targeting vulnerable youth in Haiti. Developed facilitator's guide, volunteer's guide and community toolkit.
July 2013-January 2014
Behaviour Change Trainer / Advisor
Based on barrier analysis and baseline evaluation, developed and delivered training to Belarus Red cross and Ministry of Health senior staff on behaviour change strategies for communities. Worked with team to develop programming strategy to ensure improved health outcomes across Belarus.
December 2014 - Present
Director of Educational Programming -
Globe Smart Kids
Develop and pilot UNICEF Toolkit for C4D in Education in
Bangladesh. Written for a global audience of educators and ministries of education.
April 2015 - Present