Helen Beattie is the founder and Executive Director of UP for Learning (Unleashing the Power of Partnership for Learning). Her work reflects a life-long passion for elevating the voices of those who feel disempowered and voiceless in both health and education. Helen worked in health education and management at the American Cancer Society, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and as the Director of Northern Counties Health Centers, a network of five rural community-based health centers in the Northeast Kingdom.
Her work in education began as a licensed School Psychologist and Educational Consultant where she specialized in strategies to engage youth in school change efforts to build their learning and leadership capacity. Helen has written multiple place-based and action research curricula which have been implemented statewide and replicated nationally, facilitated numerous student leadership and faculty development retreats, and taught a variety of Master’s level courses on school redesign, experiential education strategies and the elevation of young people as change agents. She is an ardent advocate for reshaping the conception of the role of students in learning and change and contributing to research in this domain.
Helen holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Doctorate in Education.