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Scott Hayden Beall

Beacon, New York
Email: scott@scottbeall.com
office: 845.831.6663
fax: 509.356.6462


K-12 Teacher Professional Development

  • 1999-Present
    Independent Consultant
    --Integral Vision Learning
    Designed and led professional development workshops for elementary,secondary, and college levels on topics of problem solving and higher order thinking in mathematics, interdisciplinary project-based curriculum design and implementation, education for sustainable development, curriculum and instruction adjustments to address selected areas of student weakness in mathematics, music and mathematics integration, teaching to mulitple intelligences, creating rubrics to enhance student achievement, and mentoring/portfolio programs. Partial client list:

    • Scarsdale Public Schools, New York
    • The Gillespie School, San Diego, California
    • Elwood School District, Long Island, New York
    • Stamford Elementary School District, Stamford, Connecticut
    • State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo Extension, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
    Berkshire Hills Music Academy, South Hadley, Massachussets
    • College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York

    • Integrated Studies Enrichment Education Center, Beacon, New York

    Zhania Aubakirova's College, Almaty, Kazakhstan

    • Fairfield School District, Fairfield, Connecticut
    • Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF), Chappequa, New York


Curriculum/Program Design

  • 2000-Present
    Interdisciplinary Systems-Based Curricular Program, ISEE Center, Beacon, New York.
    Designed interdisciplinary curricular program articulated for grades 4-8 based on systems thinking, sustainable development and global issues. Units include utopian studies and philosophy, physics and inventions, sustainability service learning projects, and integrated music and mathematics. Program goals emphasize developing students' habits of mind, self-actualization and independent learning through real world themes and the application of core content areas of mathematics, science, literature, art and music. The curriculum is being prepared for publication and has been implemented in the Brewster Central Schools and other districts in New York and Connecticut.

  • 2006-2007
    The Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) Summer Institute for Sustainability Education Collaborated with Susan Santone of Creative Change Education Solutions in the design and facilitation of three, one-week institutes for K-12 teachers in sustainability education implementation for all subject areas.

  • 2005
    Sustainability Education Institute--"Teaching For The Future" Responsible for design and implementation of sustianablity curriculum development workshops in collaboration with Gunter Pauli for K-12 teachers, sponsored by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES and the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation.

  • 1999
    "A Journey Of Discovery Through Music and Mathematics," an enrichment mini-course on assorted math topics integrated with music appreciation, theory and ear training. Course is based on Functional Melodies--Finding Mathematical Relationships In Music (Scott Beall) and is offered at the Integrated Studies Enrichment Education (ISEE) Center in Beacon, NY.
  • 1997-1998
    Research curriculum for "Music and Minds," a pilot project at the University of Connecticut to examine the efficacy of music as a medium to teach mathematics, focusing on special needs students (William's Syndrome) for the study.

  • 1996-1999
    Curriculum Design Team Leader, Foundation Integrated Studies Program (FISP), Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA. Released from teaching through a Bay Area School Reform Collaborative (Annenberg) grant to design integrated math/science curriculum for FISP. Curriculum is currently the basis for math and science instruction for 200 students in a 2-year interdisciplinary program at Homestead High School. Co-designed a mentoring and portfolio program featuring student-led portfolio presentations to parents and community members.


  • 2000-Present
    Enrichment Teacher/Coordinator, Brewster Centeral Schools, Brewster, New York. Currently teaching original ISEE curricular program in grades 4-8 in C.V. Starr Elementary and H.H. Wells Intermediate Schools. Responsibilities include writing original curriculum, coordinating guest speaker programs, field trips, independent study projects, and service learning projects in sustainability. Led redesign effort to offer "enrichment for all," extending ISEE interdisciplinary curriculum to over 800 students in two schools over five grade levels.
  • 2005-Present
    Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle Graduate School of Education, New Rochelle, New York. Currently teaching instructional methods course, "Math, Science and Technology In the Classroom" to masters degree candidates. Topics include meeting state standards and assessments through problem-based curriculum, real world themes and systems thinking, inquiry-based learning, teaching for understanding, and curriculum design methods.
  • 1995-1999
    Mathematics Teacher, Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA. Taught Math Analysis (Pre-Calculus), Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Trigonometry. For 3 years taught an interdisciplinary project based curriculum in physics, biology, geometry and algebra in the Foundation Integrated Studies Program (FISP), as the math/science teaching team leader. Served as a Master Teacher for the Stanford University Teacher Education Program, supervising and evaluating student teachers. Participated in "First Years In," a joint research project with Stanford University and Larry Cuban exploring issues for first year teachers involved in school reform. Designed and implemented alternative transcripts at Homestead High for the Transitions Project, a pilot program developed by the Univerity of California to improve the reliability of data used to evaluate college applicants. Led staff development workshops on creating standards as a member of the Homestead Professional Development Committee.
  • 1998-1999
    Music Teacher, Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA. Co-director of 80-piece symphonic band, rehearsing, choosing literature and conducting at the California Music Educators Association Festival and Homestead High School Spring Concert. Was offered the directorship for the string orchestra in the '99-'00 school year.

  • 1994-1995
    Intern Mathematics Teacher, Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA and Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, Palo Alto, CA. Taught Algebra 2 and The Interactive Mathematics Program, Year 1. Collaboratively developed innovative, interdisciplinary mathematics curricula and team taught with student teacher colleagues and master teachers.

  • 1991-1994
    Substitute Teacher, San Mateo Union High School District, San Mateo, CA and Jefferson Elementary District, Daly City, CA Taught multiple subjects in grades K-12, specializing in music and mathematics.

Performing Arts

  • 1978-2005
    Professional Band Leader/Guitarist/Composer/Producer, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wrote music for films, produced independent music recordings and live productions, performed in theaters, concert halls, hotels and night clubs with internationally known artists and managed and contracted musical services. Founder and current manager/agent for a premier 9-piece variety show band in San Francisco, "The Chain of Fools."


  • BOOK: Functional Melodies--Finding Mathematical Relationships in Music, a supplemental mathematics curriculum for grades 7-11 integrating music with mathematics in an assortment of interactive classroom activities, published by Key Curriculum Press, Emeryville, CA, released April 2000. Also wrote, performed and produced an 89-track CD audio recording that accompanies the book.

  • JOURNAL ARTICLE: "A Case of Teaching To Multiple Intelligences--Music and Mathematics," Williams Syndrome Association Journal, September 2000.

  • NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "A Math Teacher Responds," an article addressing issues in the debate around reform in mathematics education published in the San Francisco Chronicle, August, 1998.


  • The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference, 2001, Chicago, Illinois
    "Functional Melodies--Finding Mathematical Relationships In Music"

  • Metropolitan School Study Council, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2000
    "Learning Mathematics Through Music"

  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) 47th Annual Convention, Atlanta Georgia
    "A Systems-Based Curriculum For the Middle Grades "
    "Teaching to Multiple Intelligences--Mathematics and Music"

  • Asilomar Mathematics Conference (The California Mathematics Council), Asilmar, Caliornia, five years, '95-'00, Topic: mathematics and music curriculum integration.

  • Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) 50th Annnual Meeting, Ellenville, New York
    "Functional Melodies--Teaching Mathematics Through Music."

  • The Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum, Atlanta, three years, '97-'99, Topics: Teaching to multiple intelligences, interdisciplinary curriculum design and integrated music and mathematics instruction.

  • Creativity & Leadership Conference, The College of New Rochelle Graduate School, New Rochelle, NY
    "Music and Math: Creative Curriculum Connection"

  • The Annenberg School Mathematics and Science Symposium in Washington DC in fall '97, representing Homestead High School in a dialog between Annenberg Leadership Schools and leading curriculum reform organizations.

  • The National Science Foundation Curriculum Conference, Stanford University, 1994, panelist speaking on The Interactive Mathematics Program.


  • Green Teacher Award, The Alliance of Green Schools and Communities (AGSC), 2006

  • Citibank Fellowship Award Recipient, Stanford University, 1995.

  • Deans List, San Francisco State University, 1979.

  • Member: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Amnesty International--Partner in Conscience, The Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defence Council, Scenic Hudson.


  • California Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, K-12 Mathematics with supplementary authorization for music. Expiration: July 2005

  • New York State Permanant Teaching Certification for mathematics, grades 7-12.
  • New York State Statement of Continued Elgibility (SOCE) certificate for gifted and talented education, Expiration: lifetime.


  • 1994-1995
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
    Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Education and a California Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics with a supplementary authorization for Music.

  • 1976-1979
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
    Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

  • 1973-1975
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
    . Architectural engineering, physics, and mathematics studies.

  • 1972-1973
    College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
    . Mathematics studies.

REFERENCES: Available upon request.