NWHM Hires New Director of Programs

The National Women’s History Museum brought on its newest staff member, Elizabeth Maurer, on Monday as the Museum’s Director of Programs.  The Museum is delighted to have Ms. Maurer join the staff and trusts that her expertise will help to further develop and improve current Museum programs, and create new and enriching programs that will have a positive impact on the public.

Maurer was most recently the Director of Re-Living History in Alexandria, VA. There, she developed and presented public programs matched to K-12 state and national standards for science, history, and civics. She also created comprehensive, educational curriculums in various content areas and developed and lead teacher workshops combining subject matter content and innovative teaching strategies.

From March 2008 to May 2010, she was the  Director of Operations at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington. As Director, she researched, wrote and designed comprehensive educational curriculum in history, civics and science. She supervised the Museum’s Forensic Science programs and established program goals and objectives to meet national curriculum standards while employing object-based learning techniques. She also devised and implemented a strategic plan to market education programs via social networking, educational products &on-/off-site programs to target audiences, resulting in increased visitation.

Maurer has her Master’s in Teaching with an emphasis in Museum Education from George Washington University.

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