Hilary Kreisberg

Assistant Professor, Director

Hilary Kreisberg portrait

Hilary is a passionate, dedicated, and well-rounded educator whose interests in education span from mathematics to behavioral analysis 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 now acts as the director, providing high-quality professional development, coursework, and training to educators.

Hilary is a Certified U.S. Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist, reviewer for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) journals, and a local, regional, and national speaker. She also is endorsed to teach Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) learners and holds both Special Education and Mathematics licensure.


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

  • 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 (in progress).
  • 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)
  • Beyranevand, M. & Kreisberg, H. L. (2018). Help! My Child has MATH Homework: Understanding My Child’s Elementary Math Class. Lanham, MD. Rowman & Littlefield. (in progress).

Selected Presentations

New Cubed Summer 2017 Conference:

  • Developing Foundational Math Understanding Through Play and Robotics
  • Getting Parents to Support Math Instruction in the 21st Century
  • Increasing Mathematical Discourse Through Reasoning and Analysis

EdVestors Boston Teacher Fellows 2017: Exploding Dots: The Revolutionary Way to Explain Mathematics with Dr. Matthew Beyranevand

2nd Annual Nancy Welch Memorial Professional Development: Bringing the Joy Back to Mathematics: A New Number Sense Routine That is Sure to Impress!