Upper Elementary & Secondary Mathematics
In an education career spanning over 30 years, Suzanne Werner has dedicated more than ten years focusing on mathematics, as a classroom teacher, a mathematics content coach and network administrator. She is passionate about improving math instruction for all elementary and middle school students. Suzanne has worked in schools struggling with predominately underserved populations as well as schools that are more traditionally successful.
In addition to her work in the public school system, Suzanne has taught pre-service elementary school teachers at NYU and Fordham University, as well as in-service teachers in Bank Street College’s Math Leadership Program. She enjoys working with teachers and their students and principals to establish robust learning communities in schools.
Q: What are you most passionate about in education?
Making sure that all children are seen and heard so that we know who they are, what excites them and what puzzles them. Making sure that we understand both the content that we teach and the reasons that we teach it.
Q: What do you love about Metamorphosis?
I love that Metamorphosis has a coherent, humane vision, yet allows for many individual perspectives. At Metamorphosis we exist both in our personal uniqueness and in our collective community.
Q: What do you want to influence in education?
Communication across our system of education. I would love to see effective communication between and among role groups: administrators and teachers; teachers and teachers; teachers and students; students and students.