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, which has won three awards by BookAuthority (Best Math Books of All Time; Best Parent Books of All Time, and Best New Math EBooks). 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's second book, Partnering with Parents in Elementary School Math (2021), assists school leaders and educators in engaging and informing parents about the shifts in math instruction.
Dr. Kreisberg’s Let’s Talk Math: Engaging Students as Mathematical Thinkers (2021) supplemental resource for grades K-5 develops students as confident problem solvers who communicate their thinking through structured discourse routines. Co-authored with Kit Norris, a nationally recognized math educator, author, and consultant, Let’s Talk Math cultivates students’ language (oral and written) through meaningful and unique problem-solving experiences.
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 on Episode #49 and Episode #151 of the Make Math Moments podcast series, and Episode #72 of the NCSM Leadership in Mathematics Education Learning with Leaders Podcast.
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.