David A. Squires,
David A. Squires
is the designer of the “A Balanced Curriculum” process and
web-site. In development for over ten years, the process
has been successful in schools in Red Bank, New Jersey; Greenville, NC;
Washington, DC; District 13 in
Brooklyn, NY; the Enlarged City School District of Newburgh, NY; and
Hertford County, NC.
Squires is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
in a Doctoral Program at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr.
Squires earned a B.A. in English and
an M.A. in Education from Allegheny College. He taught English and
creative writing at East Technical High School in Cleveland and
Churchill Area High School outside Pittsburgh. After seven years of
teaching, he continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh,
the Learning Research and Development Center for three years while
completing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Supervision with minors in
Reading/Language Arts and Educational Administration.
In 1979, Research
for Better Schools,
Inc. in Philadelphia hired Dr. Squires to develop research-based
approaches to instructional improvement. He also worked with the
Delaware State Department of Education to develop research-based
standards for elementary and secondary schools. From this work, he
published Effective Schools and Classrooms: A Research-Based
Perspective through the
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in 1983.
In 1981 Dr.
Squires became the
Supervisor of Curriculum and Staff Development for the Red Bank Public
Schools, a pre-K through 8th grade district in New Jersey, a position
which also included district-wide responsibility for Chapter I, ESL,
testing, affirmative action, school improvement, grants and
facilitation of the Comer School development Program. Serving 70%
minority students with 65% below the poverty level, Red Bank improved
student achievement from below to above grade level over the next
decade. Schools in the district received recognition for outstanding
parent programs, demonstration grants for effective schools, and a
national award for outstanding Chapter I programs in both Reading and
In 1994, Dr.
Squires left Red Bank and
became Director of Teaching and Learning for the Corner School
Development Program at Yale University, leaving in 2002.
Dr. Squires' work
is available in a book entitled: Aligning and Balancing the
Standards-Based Curriculum from
Corwin Press or from Amazon.com.
Resume of Dr Squires