Laurie Speranzo, a mathematics fellow for the Institute for Learning (IFL), works in districts with elementary and middle school math teachers, math supervisors, and math coaches. She designs and delivers professional development, and she writes curriculum materials.
Speranzo taught elementary and middle school grades for almost 10 years before she became a math coach in the New York City Public Schools, where she coached math and science teachers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Subsequently, she took a job with a math education non-profit based at Northeastern University that consulted to schools in the greater Boston area, where she coached math teachers; designed and presented math professional development for administrators, teachers, and after-school program coordinators; and taught graduate and undergraduate math content and methods classes. In recent years, Speranzo has presented at several regional and national conferences on math education.
As a contributor to an Institute of Education Sciences grant on coaching and an MSP grant on connections between math and science, Speranzo has continued to research and design lessons and tools around math coaching and cross-curricular teaching opportunities.