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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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to boost the challenging and varied science curriculum. The wing is complete with a technology-rich multimedia room, outdoor class- room, roomy laboratories, greenhouse and solarium, advanced science equipment, and spacious storage areas, just to name a few amenities. When Dr. Maloney took the office of superintendent, infusing a global perspective into the curriculum became a top priority. "Students need to gain the knowledge and skills in order to be able to compete in a global economy and think of themselves as global citi- zens with a shared concern for the planet," she believes. That same year, teachers participated in numerous professional development sessions on global education. What was borne were significant curriculum enhancements such as the addition of Mandarin, international art proj- ects, world literature, contemporary Africa and Asia, global career days, and community service projects touching many parts of the world. Dr. Maloney has worked tirelessly on the issue of diversity, tackling the achievement gap in a number of ways, such as the support of Affinity Groups, Anti-Bias professional development, summer pro- grams to support METCO student participation in honors and Advanced Placement courses, and diligent counseling to encourage student participation in the arts and extracurricular activities. In fact, Weston is one of the most active suburban districts in the METCO program, with 165 METCO students who add to the demographic diversity of the schools, as well as diversity in classroom discourse and experiences. All Roads Lead to Weston Dr. Maloney hopes her legacy will be remembered as one where she "made a positive difference in the education and lives of our children, and now their children. That has been my passion, focus, and goal in A Legacy of Learning 70 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5

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