One of the Most Sought-After Workshop Facilitators in K-5 or 6, K-8, Middle and High Schools Today
Prior to Elliot Y. Merenbloom’s twenty-four year career as an educational consultant, he served in the Baltimore County (Maryland) Public Schools as a classroom teacher, school counselor, assistant principal, principal, Director of Middle School Instruction and Area Director.
A graduate of Towson University (undergraduate) and Loyola University of Maryland (Masters of Education and Advanced Certificate in Education), his areas of expertise include creative scheduling, restructuring schools in the change process, teaching strategies for variable-length time periods, and implementing team/small learning community approaches to instruction.
With co-author Barbara A. Kalina, Mr. Merenbloom wrote The Educational Leaders’ Guide for School Scheduling: Strategies Addressing Grades K-12, Routledge – Taylor & Francis Group (March 2017). This is the first publication to address creative scheduling at all levels: K-5 or 6, K-8, middle and high schools.
Earlier books by Merenbloom and Kalina include Making Creative Schedules Work in Middle and High Schools, Corwin Press (2007) as well as Creative Scheduling for Diverse Populations in Middle and High School: Maximizing Opportunities for Learning, Corwin Press (2012). In 2016, they also collaborated for an article entitled “Scheduling: Creating Flexible, Interdisciplinary Blocks of Time,” published in The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education (2nd Edition, Charlotte, NC by Information Age Publishing).
“An Interview with Elliot Merenbloom: Reflections on the Principalship” in the Middle School Journal focuses on his belief in the importance of the principal in implementing effective schools.
He has conducted workshops for the American Association for School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). He has served as a consultant for school districts in forty-six states as well as Guam; Vienna, Austria; and Vancouver, British Columbia.