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I'm a certified teacher with 12 years of experience, including five years as a staff developer for Mathematics. Prior to this, I was involved with various disciplines, including experimental science as a Biology major at MIT, cognitive psychology as a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. These varied experiences help me to see the "new ways" that math is being taught (a.k.a. Common Core) through a unique lens.

I live in New Rochelle, New York, with my husband, son, two exchange students, two cats, and an occasional AirBnB guest.


--College of St. Rose, certified as a School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL)
--New York State certified in Secondary Mathematics Education
--City College, CUNY, Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education
--Teachers College, Columbia University, Ben Wood Fellow in doctoral program in Cognition and Learning
--Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), S.B. in (Molecular) Biology and minor in Writing

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I am a certified teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience, including 4 years training teachers in research-based best practices in teaching mathematics. My workshops focus on what works with teaching mathematics, rather than the current politics and policies surrounding math education.

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Sunday Oct 1, 2017
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90min Staff Development for 15 Teachers   ($650)

90 minutes online staff development by a certified teacher/staff developer for up to 15 students on a topic of your choice. May include: --Problem-solving--based instruction --Implementation of curricula and math standards (including Common Core Learning Standards and its derivatives) --Math content-building Fee includes: --Initial consultation/needs assessment --Client review and approval of lesson plan --90 minute online lesson at a mutually agreed-upon time --Ongoing support for all participants via email Fee does not include: --Physical materials needed for lessons

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