Out Teach Program Committee

Danielle Scaturro, Committee Chair

Director of PropelNext, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Danielle oversees the management and strategic direction of PropelNext, developing and executing the business plan for the future of the program while ensuring the success of current grantees’ and co-investors’ engagement with the initiative.

Before being named Director of PropelNext in 2016, Danielle helped craft the initiative as Director of Program Operations, identifying cohort candidates, managing the selection process, developing systems to measure cohort performance, managing a set of grantee relationships, and working with co-investors. In her previous position as Senior Portfolio Associate, Scaturro created the Foundation’s performance management process to better understand the grantee portfolio’s results, managed relationships with several grantees, and helped identify and assess new candidates for investment. She initially served as the Foundation’s accountant. Before joining EMCF in 2002, Danielle held several positions in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in direct services and finance and administration.
Danielle earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Baruch College, CUNY.

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Beth Boulay

Principal Associate, Abt Associates

Beth understands that practitioners need evidence with which to make critical decisions about how to meet the needs of those they serve, and sees opportunities to use robust evaluation tools and methods to generate that evidence. She has over 15 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations of education programs that provide actionable evidence to program staff, practitioners, and policy makers.

She understands the opportunities and challenges of conducting field-based evaluations and of integrating program goals and evidence building. For the last 10 years she has worked with the U.S. Department of Education and over 200 of their grantees to incorporate evaluation methods into their implementation of innovative approaches to improving education. She works to build on this experience to grow they ways in which rigorous evaluation tools can be deployed for the benefit of practitioners and those they serve. In addition to her work with Project Evident, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness and provides evaluation technical assistance as a Principal Associate at Abt Associates. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Angela Chapman

Chief of Transformation and Leadership — Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH

Angela Chapman, EdD, began her career in education as a teacher in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, followed by 11 years in school leadership. Ms. Chapman is the Instructional Superintendent for Cluster II. In 2002, she served as assistant principal of Upson Elementary in Euclid, Ohio, and then transitioned in 2003 to principal at Boulevard Magnet Elementary in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

She relocated to Metro Nashville Public Schools in 2005, serving as assistant principal at Whitsitt Elementary for two years. Following this, she became principal of Charlotte Park Elementary, where she led for three years. Due to her successes at Charlotte Park, Dr. Chapman was recruited to launch a turnaround effort at Ross Elementary, a nearby Nashville school. She led Ross to continuous improvement through 2013, when she moved to her most recent role as Director of Curriculum for Massillon City School District in Ohio. Dr. Chapman holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from University of Akron and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Ashland University. She also holds an education doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee State University.

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Molly Weinburgh

Professor, Texas Christian University College of Education

Dr. Weinburgh is Director of the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education at Texas Christian University (TCU), and she directs the Ph.D. in Educational Studies for Science Education and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in science education and the Honors section of a non-majors biology course.

In 2011 she received the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar and became an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. Dr. Weinburgh currently is the Co-Editor of the Electronic Journal of Science Education and is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Science Teacher Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and Journal of Elementary Science Education.

She taught biology for 16 years before accepting her first science education faculty appointment at Georgia State University (1991-2002) in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies (Science Education) from Emory University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Agnes Scott College. Dr. Weinburgh believes in the mission of Out Teach and brings an academic understanding of the educational landscape. Her areas of focus include science education, equity issues, inquiry-based science instruction, and teacher growth.

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Out Teach Staff Members

Scott Feille, Vice President of Regional Operations and Impact

Vanessa Ford, Director of Training and Curriculum Development

Jeanne McCarty, CEO

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Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, provides professional development for elementary school teachers. Out Teach prepares them to use school gardens, outdoor classrooms, and green schoolyards to improve instruction through three-dimensional project-based learning, and outdoor experiential inquiry-based education. Professional learning with Out Teach improves hands-on science and STEM education through instructional coaching and digital education resources and improves 21st Century skills.