Marc has been involved in STEM education for the past 15 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, instructional coach, administrator and consultant. He started his teaching career in the Chicago Public Schools at Lake View High School and became the founding director of the school's Math, Science and Technology Academy, a school within a school. He has participated in two National Science Foundation curriculum development projects with the Lawrence Hall of Science and Northwestern University. Marc was also the science director for The Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago, a STEM charter school for grades 7-12 that focused on math, science and technology for young women.
In 2004, Marc moved to New York City to become the science director for a campus of small public high schools in the Bronx, an initiative through the New York City Department of Education, where he coordinated science curriculum and instruction for the five schools and supported school leaders in designing and implementing professional development. He then became the science coach for the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), an educational intermediary that supports small school development and reform in seven states and LEAs. While with ISA, he worked with over 25 high schools throughout New York City and Atlanta to redesign science instruction and assessment.
Marc currently lives in Baltimore, MD and is the founder of EdLinc, an education consulting group that partners with foundations, schools, LEAs, and EMOs to provide technical assistance and policy analysis in STEM education. Marc holds a bachelor's degree in biology from North Park University and a master's degree in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. He was also an education policy fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Marc is a senior consultant with TIES and specializes in STEM school design. He has managed several state and district-wide STEM initiatives in GA, NC, NY and OH.Â Â He currently leads the TIES STEM projects in Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Oakland Unified School District.