I feel privileged to work at an organization that values and supports the efforts of teachers. Our Fellows keep student learning at the center of what they do. They recognize that teaching is complex and intellectually demanding, yet they didn’t shy away from this challenging profession. Their dedication is contagious.”
Dr. Jennifer Mossgrove is an accomplished education professional with a strong interest in the instructional practices of beginning teachers. Jen began her career teaching sixth grade mathematics in Maryland, followed by extensive graduate work in education.
While earning her graduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Jen served as a Teaching Fellow and taught content and methods-focused courses for elementary and secondary pre-service teachers. During this time, she also supervised pre-service teachers in their field placements. Jen worked on the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project team, Enhancing Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation, under the direction of Margaret (Peg) Smith, where she created and implemented professional development workshops for pre-service teachers and their mentors. She also served as a member of the design team for the Institute for Learning’s Math Team, which provided the Los Angeles Unified School District with research and practice-based professional development in mathematics by way of modified lesson study.
She has presented at various conferences, including the 2011 Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Mathematics Educators (What’s the Big Idea? Developing teacher’s mathematical knowledge needed for teaching.) and the 2011 Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators with former Knowles Program Officers Jeanne Vissa and Rachael Brown (Examining Choices of the Mathematics Educator Functioning as “Expert Other”). Additionally, Jen has designed and facilitated professional development workshops for mathematics teachers in Santa Paula, Calif., and Glassboro, N.J.
Jen earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bethany College in 1995, an M.Ed. in mathematics education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and an Ed.D. in mathematics education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. Jen is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the American Educational Research Association, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.