Anne Burgunder is widely regarded as a teacher's teacher. She understands the dilemmas of teaching and has an assortment of tools to assist teachers in all aspects of the complex work of teaching. She is dedicated to helping teachers increase student achievement through improved instruction and the development of pedagogical content knowledge.
Currently Anne is a clinical faculty member of New York University's Steinhardt School of Education where she teaches mathematics methods courses and mentors student teachers in the field. Anne's work is not limited to pre-service education. She supports practicing teachers in the field in schools across the country as a math consultant for Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities. Before joining the Metamorphosis team, she worked as both a national and international consultant and mathematics curriculum specialist in a variety of school settings including public and private, urban and rural, religious and secular, and single sex environments.
Anne began her career as a math teacher. A life-long scholar and researcher, Burgunder has many interests in math education. She is conducting research on the role of visual images in helping students learn mathematics. She studies the various methods and systems for teaching mathematics employed by other cultures, and she is exploring essential conditions for reducing math anxiety in pre-service elementary teachers. Publications early in her career and several national speaking engagements drew her out of her own classroom into consulting work for Pittsburgh Public Schools and several independent schools. This work was followed by an opportunity to create the curriculum for a new Jewish Day School under a half-million dollar grant from the Partnership for Jewish Education (PEJE). Anne facilitated a mathematics project for over one hundred schools in Northwest Ohio.
Anne moved to the New York City suburbs in 1999 to serve as a math staff developer for Community School District 2, a district known nationally for its innovative and rigorous focus on instructional improvement. From 2002 though 2005, Anne lived in Sydney Australia where her work was centered on the math education of females.
Anne Burgunder received her M.S. in math leadership from Bank Street College and is currently working on her PhD dissertation at the University of Plymouth Centre for Teaching Mathematics in Devon, England.
Thank you so much for an incredible year. From that very first cup of iced coffee to the last of the planning days, this has been a year of tremendous impact and growth for me. Thank you for sharing your learning communities, your time, your knowledge, your talent, your resources, your insight, your passion, and your sense of humor in such a generous way. You have been an unbelievable mentor, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have worked so closely with you this year. Looking forward to continuing to work together as we embark on our new adventures!
- Michel, Math Coach, NYC