Cambridge – The Possible Project announced the recent appointment of Dr. Jeremy Taylor as Vice President of Evaluation and Learning. The Possible Project partners with students in Boston and Cambridge to develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to their planning for lifelong learning and career success.
Jeremy is focusing on the organization’s efforts to measure progress with students, review and contribute to continuous improvement in programming, assess alignment between curriculum and instruction, and celebrate success as demonstrated by improved outcomes with students.
“Jeremy is a tremendous leader and a great asset to our organization ,” said Becky Levin, a founder and Executive Director of The Possible Project. “As we begin our plans to reach more students, a robust evaluation and learning department is critical to our success.”
Jeremy brings with him more than a decade of experience in research and a nationally-recognized expertise in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), improvement science, assessment, and systemic implementation. He most recently worked as the Director of Assessment and Continuous Improvement at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) where he oversaw efforts of continuous improvement and technical assistance to district and state partners that serve millions of students nationwide.
Over the course of his career, his research has earned funding across 10 different projects, he’s presented at more than two dozen conferences and symposia, and he has been published more than a dozen times.
“I am thrilled to join The Possible Project,” Taylor said. “I believe deeply that the combination of mindset and skills will contribute to students following a pathway to satisfying careers no matter what industry they chose.”
The Possible Project currently works with more than 250 students in Boston and Cambridge. Over the course of three years with the program, every student learns the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and starts and markets a business, gains valuable job readiness skills as employees of one of the organization’s two in-house businesses, and receives individualized support to plan a pathway for post-high school success.
Founded in Cambridge in 2010 to encourage students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and foundational skills that will lead to long-term success in life, education, and careers, The Possible Project first expanded to Boston in 2016. The Possible Project works with students from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Brighton High School, MATCH High School, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Community Charter School of Cambridge, and Prospect Hill Academy.