New York City Public Schools
My career as a teacher began in the New York City public school system. I did my literacy professional development at Teachers College, Columbia University and 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.
PhD in Education from Stanford University
In 2001 I moved to San Francisco and began a PhD program in Education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Since completing my dissertation in 2008 I have worked locally teaching at Stanford, consulting for education technology companies, and supporting teachers and administrators in schools and districts across the Bay Area.
Local Politics and Service
I serve as an Assembly District 24 delegate to the California Democratic Party. Locally, I am a member of the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto and the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto.
My husband Jesse Dorogusker and I have lived in Palo Alto since 2009. We have three kids (10th, 8th, and 4th graders), 2 dogs, and 1 cat.
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.
Palo Alto School Board, Trustee
Ohlone PTA executive board - VP of Parent Education
Ohlone Site Council chair
LGBTQQ committee member
Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Adoption Committee
Dreamcatchers, Math Advisory Board