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Lee Anna Stirling, Ed.D. (Teachers College, Columbia) has been a teacher, administrator, and instructional coach, works in schools, research, and presents workshops:

.  High Quality Project Based Learning
.  Supporting Students’ Inquiry
.  Educators’ Peer Coaching

Lee Anna has provided deeper learning for elementary, middle school, high school and college students. She works with teachers and administrators as they plan and implement high quality project-based learning for their students.

Lee Anna developed a peer coaching framework for teachers and administrators that strengthens their peers’ work and their own work. She is an ASCD EDge and Edutopia blogger, leads ASCD Edge Project-Based Inquiry Learning and Challenge-Solving Deeper Learning.

Lee Anna Stirling is an Institute for Humane Education Advisory Board member, proposal reviewer for American Educational Research Association, reviewer for Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, and is a member of Learning Forward and Learning Forward New England. At University of New England, Dr. Stirling teaches graduate education courses. Lee Anna has served as Journal of Maine Education, Editor and Maine ASCD Vice President/Programs Chair, and has presented about educators’ peer coaching at the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Annual Conference.

Lee Anna Stirling’s articles have been published in Phi Delta Kappan, Journal of Maine Education, and New England Journal of Higher Education.


Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia

M.S.Ed. Lesley University

B.S. Syracuse University (Sophomore year, Brooklyn College)

Selected Publications

(2016). (Editor). Journal of Maine Education: Deeper Learning.

(2016). Quality project-based learningJournal of Maine Education: Deeper Learning, 101-110.

(2015). (Editor). Journal of Maine Education: Supporting Professional Growth – Structures and Strategies.

(2012). Problem-solving students/problem-solving teachers. Journal of Maine Education.

(3 Jan., 2012). Multiple pathways for all students. The New England Journal of Higher Education. New England Board of Higher Education.

(2011). Multiple pathways: Post-secondary, career and citizenship preparation for all students. Journal of Maine Education.

(2009, Nov.). Project learning. Maine ASCD News.

(2003, Spring). Social and emotional learning through routines and role models. Maine ASCD News.

(2002, Winter). School educators’ morale: Keep the light shining. Journal of Maine Education.

(2001, Winter). Arts in our schools. Journal of Maine Education.

(1992, Dec.) Business people tackle school teaching. Phi Delta Kappan.

(1987). Towards collaboration among school districts and a college of education: A case study of the Metropolitan School Study Council. Doctoral Dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College, available on microfilm from University of Michigan Microfilm Service.