About Maureen


Maureen Connolly, Ed.D.

Maureen Connolly, Ed.D. has been an English teacher on Long Island, New York, for fifteen years. Now as a coauthor of two new books covering Common Core State Standards, Maureen is again at the cutting edge of education.

In addition to being an award winning classroom teacher, Maureen is a teacher in the school of education at The College of New Jersey. She has also worked as a professor of Education at Molloy College, Adelphi University, and Queens College. She has overseen service learning grants for the New York Metropolitan Area and collaborated on several publications related to service learning. In these roles, Maureen has developed many standards-based initiatives that link community outreach, character education, and literacy. She has been awarded the title of Honoree for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator of the Year and granted the LEAD Award by St. John’s University. In addition, she was selected by Teachers for the Global Classroom for an international fellowship in Morocco. Her international experience also includes volunteering to teach in India, Ghana, Peru, and Spain. Maureen has presented workshops on the Common Core State Standards, service learning, literacy, 21st century skills, and Shakespeare for school districts, and at regional, national, and international conferences. She believes that at the core of her profession is the need to develop purposeful learning that opens students’ eyes to the potential for positive change in themselves and in their local, national, and global communities.

Through CBK Associates, Maureen has led professional development in the United States and Eastern Europe. She has presented for K-12 educators, administrators, and on the university level. Among her many topics are:

Maureen has also been a lead in offering professional development with Strategies for Success with 21st Century Skills and Literacy.

Books by Maureen
Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12: How to Meet the Common Core State Standards with Lessons from the Classroom with Vicky Giouroukakis

Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6-12 with Vicky Giouroukakis

What People are Saying . . . 
“Maureen Connolly is a dynamic, engaging presenter who always leaves her audience wanting more. I have seen Dr. Connolly present at both the state and national level and her sessions, whether on curriculum and instruction or her passions, service learning and global learning, are not only research and Common Core based, but are rooted in years of classroom experience with diverse learners.”  —Lawrence Butti, NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee and Chair of ELA at Mineola High School

“Maureen delivers knowledge, content and effective strategies by engaging the participants in activities that require application of the Common Core State Standards to their subject area and teaching responsibilities. This is essential learning for all educators!” — Marie M. Adair, Executive Director,  New Jersey ASCD

“Maureen’s presentations have been distinctive not only in their clarity and substance, but also in style: meaningfully interactive, inviting (and compelling) participants to construct their own meaning of content and its purpose and direct use in the classroom. It is without questions that her presentations are generally among the best at connecting theory and practice in ways that marry intellectually sophisticated frameworks with explicit classroom practice and experience.” — Diana M. Feige, Ed. D., Clinical Associate Professor, Adelphi University