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The TEU Director of Mathematics Education

Meet the TEU Director of Mathematics Education

Ellie Goldberg has over fifteen years experience working in urban education in the United States. Beginning her career as a Teach For America Corps Member, Ellie taught algebra at the largest public high school in Baltimore City for four years. While in Baltimore she was part of a team that piloted and wrote a curriculum that was later adopted by the entire district, in addition to serving as a teacher facilitator for the Baltimore Algebra Project. After moving to Boston, she taught 9th and 10th grade mathematics at an urban charter school, and co-authored and implemented a strategic plan to improve learning in mathematics school-wide. Ellie also spent over two years serving as a Quantitative Reasoning Specialist at The Met School in Providence, Rhode Island.  She was nominated by The Met School for and received the Raytheon MathMovesU Math Hero Award in the fall of 2011.

Ellie has worked as a teacher educator since her first year in the classroom, when she was videotaped for a professional development project by Teach For America. She has facilitated many professional development workshops as well as coached teachers individually, including working with a team at the Education Development Center to author a course for teachers which focuses on the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice in the Common Core State Standards. Currently, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University teaching students working toward their Master’s in Education. For the past four years, Ellie has served as Adjunct Lecturer in Education at Brown University, where she has taught the Elementary Math Methods course for Master of Arts in Teaching candidates, and has served as the TEU Director of Mathematics Education at Brown since 2013.

Ellie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Psychology from The University of Chicago, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a Masters of Education in School Leadership from Harvard University. She was selected as one of six fellows from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to receive the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship through the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.