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Joanne Baker

Senior Program Associate

Learning Sciences Research Institute


Building & Room:

1570-M SSB


1240 W. Harrison St.


Joanne has been a Senior Coach for SCMI and WCMI since 2010, but she has worked to support teachers and districts in improving the teaching and learning of high-quality mathematics for many years before that. Starting in 1996, Joanne was a coach for UIC’s All Learn Mathematics Project (ALM), where she supported teachers of grades K–8 in Chicago and the suburbs, in their classrooms and by facilitating professional development. In 2002, she also began mentoring and supporting early-career teachers in UIC’s Middle Grade Mathematics (MGM) Alternative Certification Program, and from 2004 to 2006, she co-directed MGM. From 2006 to 2010, she supported Chicago Public Schools teachers in the Cluster 4 Middle Grade Project (C4MGP). She has also guided and supported teachers in pursuing mathematics endorsements. She received her own Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics from UIC, and was an elementary and middle school mathematics teacher.

Selected Presentations

MCMI (Metro Chicago Mathematics Initiative)