Kristen A. Malzahn
Kristen A. Malzahn, Research Associate, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN and a Masters degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC. Prior to joining HRI in 2001, she taught at the elementary level for five years and was a lead teacher for a mathematics professional development initiative in Durham, NC.
At HRI, Ms. Malzahn has worked on the evaluation of a number of mathematics education projects, including NSF's Local Systemic Change through Teacher Enhancement Initiative, where she was responsible for coordinating project communications and assisting with the facilitation of professional development and training sessions for evaluators; Deepening Everyone's Mathematics Content Knowledge project, a partnership between the University of Rochester and surrounding school districts; and Learning and Teaching Geometry, a materials research and development project designing video-base based mathematics teacher professional development materials for middle grades teachers.
Ms. Malzahn currently serves as a co-PI of a research and development project aimed at designing a professional development program to help elementary teachers promote meaningful mathematics discourse in the classroom. She directs work on Fostering Mathematics Success of English Language Learners, an efficacy study of the Fostering Geometric Thinking Toolkit, and is a member of the team working on the dissemination of data gathered from the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education.