Director, Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative
Emily Raine is director of the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative at the National Center on Time & Learning. As the state director, Emily manages a network of Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time schools; supports new ELT projects within and beyond Massachusetts; coordinates technical assistance to Massachusetts schools and districts; facilitates partnerships between ELT schools and community partners and between NCTL and state agencies; and supports NCTL’s advocacy, knowledge management, and development efforts.
Emily’s interest in more and better learning time was born out of working in after-school and summer learning programs and during the year she spent volunteering in the world-renowned Reggio Emilia (Italy) municipal preschools. Emily worked in out-of-school time programming with the Agassiz Neighborhood Council, the Agenda for Children, and Citizen Schools before she joined NCTL. As a Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools, Emily helped launch one of that organization’s first ELT sites at a Boston middle school.
In 2007, NCTL brought Emily on board full-time, initially as Partnerships Manager, then as Manager of the MA ELT Initiative, and currently as MA State Director. Emily graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Arts and Ideas, and she holds an M.Ed. from Lesley University. She is a Boston native, currently resides in Somerville, MA.