Mindful Math Coach’s core purpose is to support secondary math educators to provide equitable learning experiences for students of color, leading to equitable outcomes. Through free resources such as The Mindful Math Podcast, and paid online workshops, educators will gain knowledge and skills in 3 key areas: building classroom community, equitable instructional practice, and supporting students with unfinished learning alongside grade-level content.
After six years in the classroom, Chrissy became an instructional leader where she coached middle school teachers for several years. She led the math team to increase the school’s Illinois Standardized Assessment Test (ISAT) from 51% to 79% within three years. In 2012, she successfully managed and supported the school’s transition to the CCSS in Math.
As Director of Math Professional Learning at the Achievement Network (ANet), Chrissy designed over 30 math professional learning sessions on the topics of Rigor, Coherence, Expressions & Equations, Ratios & Proportional Reasoning, Math Tasks, and Unfinished Learning. In 2019, she stepped into the Director of Math Content Design at Teaching Lab where she helped build and lead the design team for one year before resigning to focus on Mindful Math Coach full-time.
Her vast experiences provide the necessary perspective to help schools and teachers shift their instructional practices to better support students. Chrissy has trained hundreds of teachers and leaders on topics related to teaching and learning math. She has facilitated math professional learning for educators across the country, including national conferences such as the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and SAP's Leading the Core Conference.
Chrissy earned a B.S. in Elementary Education, minoring in mathematics from Carroll University, and went on to receive a M.S. from Northwestern University in Elementary Education. She resides in Chicago with her husband, Dan, and two children, Liviana and Otto.