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Theresa Dryden is the director of the Weston METCO Program and the METCO Academic Liaison at the Field School in Weston. This is her second year in the Director role, and she has been connected with the Weston METCO program for over 20 years as a staff member and a parent. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked in biomedical research. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from M.I.T. and a Master’s Degree in Education from Endicott College.

Ms. Dryden is a member of Weston’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and served on Weston’s Equity Audit Committee. She has helped to develop, launch, and sustain several innovative summer programs for Weston METCO students. Ms. Dryden is committed to ensuring life-changing educational opportunities for all students, empowering parents, and building community connections. She believes that every student can become an independent learner and global citizen who will make a difference in the world.

In addition to her work with Weston METCO, Ms. Dryden is actively involved in social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion work with a community group in Boston. Her message to students, and to all of us, is found in the words of author and activist Maya Angelou: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

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