Martha Boethel is SEDL's Director of Development. She oversees SEDL’s proposal planning and development activities, and provides program planning, writing, and editing support for SEDL.
Director of Development
You may contact Martha Boethel at 512-391-6508
Though her primary expertise is in planning and development, Ms. Boethel also has had a lengthy career as an educational writer. She has contributed to SEDL’s work in the areas of family and community engagement, rural education, math and science reform, educational equity, and knowledge utilization.
- Proposal Planning and Development: Ms. Boethel has helped to plan and write funding applications for more than 30 years, both for SEDL and for a range of other educational and community-based organizations. She is experienced in grantseeking at federal, state, and local levels as well as with private foundation and corporate sources. She also has taught grantwriting at SEDL and in community settings.
- Strategic and Program Planning: Ms. Boethel is also experienced in consulting with program staff and organizational leaders to develop strategic plans, identify new programmatic opportunities, and develop conceptual and logistical plans for new initiatives.
Ms. Boethel wrote her first grant proposal for SEDL as a freelancer in 1976. During two previous SEDL employment stints, she worked with the former Office of Communications and Development, Office of Institutional Assessment and Evaluation, and the Center for the Improvement of Mathematics and Science. Education
Ms. Boethel has a master's in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a master's in American civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. SEDL Publications
- What Experience Has Taught Us About Professional Development: Facilitating Mathematics and Science Reform: Lessons Learned (2005)
- Readiness: School, Family, & Community Connections (2004)
- Diversity: School, Family, and Community Connections (2003)
- Benefits2: Adapting to Community-Based Learning (2000)
- Benefits2: Collaborative strategies for revitalizing rural schools and communities (2000)
- Benefits2: Making the collaborative process work (2000)
- Thriving Together: Connecting Rural School Improvement and Community Development (2000)
- Constructing Knowledge with Technology: A Review of the Literature (1999)
- Disability, Diversity, and Dissemination: A Review of the Literature on Topics Related to Increasing the Utilization of Rehabilitation Research Outcomes Among Diverse Consumer Groups (1999)
- Renovar el Sentido de la Enseñanza (1999)
- Restoring Meaning to Teaching (1999)
- General Characteristics of Effective Dissemination and Utilization (1996)