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Being at KSTF continues to be an exciting position for me to have because of the opportunity to learn from others--fellows and TDs; think about what's really important in education and society; and support early career teachers to see how to make teaching and teacher leadership creative and sustainable

Jeanne Vissa
Senior Program Officer for Teacher Development

Jeanne Vissa

Senior Program Officer for Teacher Development

Dr. Jeanne Vissa received a BA in English from Hunter College, an MST in mathematics from Fordham University, and an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University in curriculum and teaching-mathematics education.

From 1974-1999, Jeanne was part of White Plains Public Schools, where she served as a teacher, mathematics coach, K-12 mathematics coordinator, and principal of Church Street School.  Her work as a coach was featured three times in the NCTM publications.  During Jeanne’s career as a principal, her school was twice a state-nominated finalist in the national Schools of Excellence competition. Jeanne was also a fellow of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association.

In 1999, Jeanne became faculty at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she continues to consult and advise dissertations. Jeanne has presented at NCTM, AERA and NSDC on issues related to both teacher and administrator preparation. Since being at KSTF, she has co-written a chapter in the NCTM Yearbook with fellow KSTF teacher developers Rachael Brown and Jen Mossgrove, and she has a forthcoming presentation at AMTE on what she has been learning about teachers’ competing beliefs.