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The WCUUSD Math Coach provides classroom coaching and modeling of instruction and assessment practices, provides training for teachers and consults with teachers on curriculum, assessment and instruction. Connecting teachers in meaningful and productive ways is the best catalyst for professional growth that will benefit teachers and students. As we embrace the challenge of improving the performance of all students in our district, we will need to work together to develop and highlight models for best practices and the Math Coach is seen as central to facilitating and supporting that collaborative work.
Ellen Dorsey has a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Boston College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. In fall of 2014, she started a doctoral program in Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of Vermont with a focus on teachers' experiences integrating math with other disciplines. This year her position is full time with 80% of time dedicated to preK-12 math instruction in six schools with an additional 20% of time devoted to supporting teachers at Berlin Elementary.
Ellen, her husband and two middle school-aged children live in Waterbury VT. Outside of school, you can find her playing in the woods in running shoes or on skis, reading or making something with her hands.
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