Hilary Kreisberg

Director, Center for Math Achievement

Hilary Kreisberg portrait

Hilary is a passionate, dedicated, and well-rounded educator whose interests in education span from mathematics to accessibility. She began her career as an elementary teacher. Spending many lunch periods modeling mathematics instruction for her colleagues, she later decided to become a Math Coach to be able to support teacher understanding of mathematics, while still being able to teach and impact students.

As a member of several local, regional, and national mathematics teacher organizations, she became interested in educational leadership and was elected the President of the Boston Area Mathematics Specialists organization, a professional development network for supervisors of mathematics.  As she continued to study mathematics education, curriculum development, and educational policy, she joined the Center for Mathematics Achievement at Lesley University, where she has acted as director since 2017, providing high-quality professional development, coaching, coursework, and training to educators nationally and internationally.

Hilary co-authored her first book, Adding Parents to the Equation (2019), with Dr. Matthew Beyranevand. The book is targeted for parents of children ages 2–12 but is also a resource for anyone interested in why math instruction has changed over the years and how kids are learning math in the 21st century. School districts, teachers, and parent groups are encouraged to use her FREE book discussion guide to facilitate book groups around Adding Parents to the Equation. Dr. Kreisberg and Dr. Beyranevand are set to release their next book in 2021, which will be written to assist school leaders and educators in engaging and informing parents about the shifts in math instruction.

Dr. Kreisberg has also been featured on CBS Boston's WBZ-TV, NPR’s Boston News Station WBUR, and in the Lowell Sun. You can also hear Hilary on a variety of podcasts: AIMS Center - Zone of Potential Construction, How We Teach - Growing in Our Math Practice, and soon to be featured on Make Math Moments (11/4/19).

Hilary is also a Certified U.S. Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist, reviewer for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) journals, and local, regional, and national speaker. In addition, she is endorsed to teach Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) learners and holds both Special Education and Mathematics licensure. Contact the Center for Mathematics Achievement to work with Hilary or one of her team members.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development, Northeastern University

Selected Publications

  • Norris, K. & Kreisberg, H. (in press). Let’s Talk Math: Engaging Students as Mathematical Thinkers. Long Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials.
  • Kreisberg, H. & Beyranevand, M. L. (2018). Adding Parents to the Equation: Understanding Your Child's Elementary School Math. Lanham, MD. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Kreisberg, H. (2018). Author of the Management Guides for Grades K-8 in the Focused Mathematics: Booster Packs published by Teacher Created Materials. This series is a companion to the Focused Mathematics Intervention series, extending mathematical learning with quick and easy activities that promote real-world connections, mathematical discourse, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning.
  • Kreisberg, H. L. (2017). Making sense of low-level behaviors in the elementary classroom: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Order No. 10256513)

Selected Presentations

  • NCSM 2020 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (with Dina Mendola): Move Over Pedagogy – It’s Time to Get Andragogical!
  • NCSM 2020 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (with Kit Norris): Preparing Mathematical Thinkers for the Future Using Structured Discourse
  • U.S. Math Recovery® Council 2019 Conference, Providence, RI (with Dina Mendola): Move Over Pedagogy – It’s Time to Get Andragogical!
  • U.S. Math Recovery® Council 2019 Conference, Providence, RI (Featured Speaker – Invited): Adding Parents to the Equation
  • NCTM 2019 Regionals, Nashville, TN: Preparing Mathematical Thinkers for the Future
  • NCTM 2019 Regionals, Boston, MA (with Toni Cameron & Anne Burgunder, Metamorphosis TLC): Creating School-Wide Structures that Build and Sustain Mathematical Success
  • NCTM 2019 Regionals, Boston, MA (with Kit Norris): Preparing Mathematical Thinkers for the Future
  • NCTM 2019 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA: The Era of Resource Abundance: How to Navigate Through the Crap to Find the Useful & Rich Tasks
  • NCSM 2019 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA: Move Over Pedagogy: Let’s Get Andragogical
  • NCSM 2019 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (with Kit Norris): Preparing Mathematical Thinkers for the Future
  • ATMIM 2019 Spring Conference, Worcester, MA (with Kit Norris): Preparing Mathematical Thinkers for the Future
  • NCTM 2018 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.: Getting Parents to Support Math Instruction in the 21st Century
  • NCSM 2018 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.: Helping Teachers Feel Supported by Shifting the Culture and Mathematical Mindset of Parents