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Kathleen Pitvorec is a research assistant professor at the Learning Sciences Research Institute. She received a B.A. in Anthropology in 1987 and an M.S.T. in 2001 from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences (Math Ed focus) in 2016. Dr. Pitvorec has been an elementary school teacher in both public and private schools, and a curriculum developer and author on Grades 1–6 mathematics textbooks. She has taught university courses for inservice and preservice teachers and has also developed and implemented workshops for inservice teachers, teacher-leaders, and administrators at the local and national levels. Finally, Dr. Pitvorec has worked on a variety of research projects related to mathematics education, including projects exploring formative assessment practices, how curricular materials’ support English Language learners, how teachers enhance facilitation of classroom discourse around students’ mathematical ideas, and teacher leadership development in the context of district leadership teams.

To learn more about the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program or to find out if you qualify, please contact Kathleen.