Kara Morton teaches in the Mathematics Education M.Ed. program. She is a middle school math teacher at the Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA. Along with teaching responsibilities, Kara enjoys her role as a Directing Teacher within the apprentice program at Shady Hill. Her affiliation with the Teacher Training Center (TTC) at Shady Hill led her to pursue her doctorate in education at Northeastern. Her interest in learning and the brain has afforded her tremendous research opportunities throughout her professional and academic career. Kara's dissertation, entitled "Teacher Training Programs: The Impact of Mandatory Adolescent Development Coursework on Teacher Efficacy," continues to propel her research and presentation topics on teaching and learning, teacher training, gender in the classroom, and STEAM education.
Professional affiliations include NCTM, AISNE, NAIS, WME (Women and Mathematics education), NACADA.
Personal Statement: I firmly believe in bringing the outside world to our inside academics. I encourage students to embrace their own sense of personal growth and commit themselves to that. When the curriculum can be connected to the world around us, awareness is raised and understanding is no longer sought, but found. This is not only a way to reach students through a form of differentiated instruction, but to also welcome open discussion through cultural awareness.
BS, American University
M.Ed. Lesley University
EdD, Northeastern University.