Kristin Klingensmith is a mathematics fellow at the Institute for Learning (IFL). She works directly with teachers, instructional coaching, and building and school leaders. She also designs and delivers professional development and writes curriculum materials and performance-based assessments.
Recently Klingensmith lead the collaborative development of SOAR Intervention materials which Support Ongoing Achievement Responsively. These materials include a suite of mathematical survey tools designed to help pinpoint areas for additional learning opportunities as well as targeted instructional activities. She has also collaborated with the Paterson Public Schools (NJ) on two grants from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. The first grant focused on the development of materials to support conceptual mathematics instruction from Kindergarten through Grade 3. The second grant was designed to support math exploration and increase talk in PreK classrooms.
Klingensmith started her career in the Pittsburgh area where she taught elementary grades for several years. Klingensmith became a Mathematics Coach in the Wilkinsburg (PA) across two elementary buildings and later took on the position as Instructional Coach-Literacy for Propel EAST (PA). Kristin has also worked as a building principal, high school and K-8.
In addition to working in K-12 education, Klingensmith has taught undergraduate courses at community colleges in the Pittsburgh area and graduate classes at the University of Pittsburgh..
Kristin holds a B.A. in English Literature, with a certificate in Children's Literature, from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching and her Reading Specialist Certification from the University of Pittsburgh. Her certifications include Supervision of Curriculum & Instruction, Principal K-12, Reading Specialist K-2, Mid-Level Mathematics, and Elementary K-6.