Elementary and Secondary Mathematics
Dr. Karen Rothschild has over 30 years of experience in math education. She is dedicated to working with teachers on developing content knowledge and pedagogy skills. Karen began her career in Israel, where she taught Grades 1-4 in the country's first public progressive school. She subsequently taught K-12 students in public, charter and independent schools in New York, and in other cities. She earned a Masters degree at Bank Street College in Elementary Education. At Bank Street, Karen came to keenly appreciate the importance of listening carefully to children in order to understand the ways they understand ideas. Karen earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, where she conducted research on the implementation effects of the first NCTM Standards. She continues to be interested in how teachers and children can learn mathematics with understanding and pleasure.
In her consulting work, Karen has worked with teachers in schools, as well as working with pre-service and in-service teachers at Bank Street College, the University of Pennsylvania and other colleges and universities. In her private tutoring practice, Karen has worked with students with learning differences as well as those with special gifts in math. Karen passionately believes in the capacity of every child to learn, and in an equitable society that gives each child the opportunity to do so.