Raymond Dufort

Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Languages
Department: General Education
Office: Borger 205
Phone: 774.354.0682
Email: raymond.dufort@becker.edu

Education

Ed.M., Boston University (1973)
Professional certificate, St. Michael's College (1972)
A.B., St. Michael's College (1967)

Additional Studies

  • Understanding by design, Fitchburg State University (2009)
  • Enriching content for English language learners, Cambridge College (2007)
  • Latin teaching methods, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2003)
  • Education Leadership and Management, Fitchburg State University (1993-1996)
  • Counselor Education, Rhode Island College (1985)
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education program, London University (1968-1971)

Overview

Staff Development

  • Mentored and coached leadership team, resulting in increase in collegiality and focus on institutional mission.
  • Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.

Project Management

  • Coordinated institutional re-organization in four New England private secondary schools.
  • Managed and consulted with repatriated educators in central Zimbabwe in re-establishing a comprehensive secondary school devastated by war for independence.
  • Supervised establishment of rural sustainable agricultural development program based in local communities and multi-lateral aid efforts to build rural health clinics in northern Zambia.
  • Initiated curriculum reform and development for alignment to national and international criteria and as a model for Zambian secondary schools.

Human Resources

  • Negotiated benefits reform with faculty association, resulting in substantial institutional savings and personnel satisfaction.
  • Spearheaded new localization program, which increased retention of indigenous administrators and faculty.

Experience

  • Adjunct aculty in humanities and languages, Becker College (1998-current) 
  • Teacher, Quabbin Regional High School (1999-2011)

Counselor, Vice Principal, President, Headmaster, Manager, Teacher (1984-1999)

  • Teacher, Narragansett Regional High School (1996-99)
  • Principal, Trinity High School (1994-96)
  • Teacher, Narragansett Regional High School (1993-94)
  • Sales Manager, W.E. Aubuchon Co, Inc. (1990-93)
  • Headmaster, Notre Dame Prep School (1989-90)
  • President, Bishop Guertin High School (1987-89)
  • Vice Principal, LaSalle Academy (1986-87)
  • College Counselor, Mt. St. Charles Academy, (1984-86)

Educator, Consultant, and Development Worker (1967-1984)

  • Republic of Zambia Ministry of Education and Zambia Episcopal Conference, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Regional Director of Education and Development, Shitima House, Kabwe (1981-84)
  • Lecturer, Nkrumah College, University of Zambia, Kabwe (1980)
  • Adjunct faculty, St. Augustine Major Seminary, Kabwe (1980-82)
  • Headmaster/Manager, Malole Secondary School, Malole (1973-79)
  • Teacher, Dept. Head, Librarian, and Housemaster, Malole Secondary School, Malole (1967-73)
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