My career as a teacher began in the New York City public school system. I did my literacy professional development at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project — whose curriculum is now used across all PAUSD elementary schools. I did my math professional development at the City College of New York, in an innovative program called “Math in the City.” My district funded my participation in an administrative credentialing program at Baruch College. I spent eight years as a classroom teacher and staff developer for grades K-8 and then I became an Education Consultant for schools and districts in the U.S. and internationally.
In 2001 I moved to San Francisco and began a PhD program in Education from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Since completing my dissertation in 2008 I have worked locally, teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, consulting for education technology companies, and supporting teachers and administrators in schools and districts across the Bay Area.
As an educator, my priorities are to make sure all students receive the academic and emotional support they need, to continue to push towards equity for each and every student, and to engage students in authentic ways.
My husband Jesse Dorogusker and I have lived in Palo Alto since 2009. We have three kids —6th and 4th graders and a Kindergartener. We recently added a Bernese Mountain Dog pup, named Redwood — because there wasn’t enough craziness in our mix.
I grew up and attended public schools in Oakland, New Jersey. I received my BA in Psychology and MA in Education from New York University. During my time at NYU, I helped manage the 90s rock band, The Spin Doctors, until it was time to choose between a life on the road and a life in the classroom. After moving to California, I received my PhD in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
Ohlone PTA executive board - VP of Parent Education
Ohlone Site Council chair
LGBTQQ committee member
Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Adoption Committee
Dreamcatchers, Math Advisory Board