Professional Development Center for Educators

Kelly Curtis

Title: Instructional Specialist, Mathematics


After receiving a BS in Mathematics and a MA in Mathematics Education from Brigham Young University, Kelly worked as a college mathematics teacher in Colorado. Over the past 12 years, she taught a variety of remedial mathematics, mathematics, and mathematics education courses. She also has experience working on various research projects in primary and secondary mathematics classrooms. Recently she graduated from UD with a PhD in Mathematics Education. Her dissertation examined the language and cognitive demand of enacted mathematics lessons. She is passionate about positioning all students (and teachers) as competent in mathematics (and mathematics teaching), which is why she was drawn to working at the PDCE. She enjoys working in a place where research can reach students and teachers and make a positive impact.