Math for Understanding is a place to find coaching and transferable professional development for your district and school. PLC support, administrator and teacher coaching, and professional development delivered by teacher, coach, and staff developer, Nikki Szajkowski.
I have taught primary and intermediate grades in Alaska, Colorado, and North Dakota. In addition to being a classroom teacher I have spent time as an instructional coach, and as a math staff developer supporting teachers in various contexts. These roles have given me insights in supporting and igniting teacher passion as well as the ability to speak to the nuances of mathematical development. In the past year I have spoken on building teacher confidence in mathematics at the local and national level along with other topics. I am passionate about helping teachers and schools create classrooms that are inclusive of all learners; full of exploration and deep mathematical discourse that supports and enriches each student.
When not working with teachers and students you’ll find me skiing or rock climbing with my 3 boys and husband, teaching ski and snowboard lessons at the local ski hill or, working in the garden while watching our chickens and horses roam the small slice of property we call home.