Team & Partners

Team & Partners

Current Team Members

Babette Moeller, PhD

Principal Investigator
Math for All Facilitator

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Babette Moeller is a distinguished scholar and leader in educational research, development, and equity at Education Development Center. Her work is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities benefit from educational innovations and reforms. She brings extensive experience with designing and implementing technology-supported programs in both general and special education, providing professional development for teachers and administrators in a variety of settings, and conducting formative and summative evaluation research. Dr. Moeller is one of the lead developers of the Math for All program and has served as a principal investigator for the program since 2003.

Nesta Marshall, MSEd

Co-Principal Investigator
Math for All Facilitator

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Nesta Marshall is the co-director of the Childhood Education program at Bank Street College of Education. She previously served as an elementary and middle-school teacher. Ms. Marshall is excited about equipping teachers with tools to plan effective “inclusive” lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners. As a Math for All coach and facilitator, she supports teacher leaders, school leaders, and teachers as they prepare students to be successful in the mathematics classroom and beyond. Ms. Marshall serves as co-principal investigator for Math for All.

Matt McLeod, MEd

Co-Principal Investigator
Math for All Facilitator

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Matt McLeod is a professional development designer and facilitator at Education Development Center. After 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, his focus now is on ways to provide equitable access to mathematics for all students. Mr. McLeod designs and leads workshops on equity issues, instructional planning, and curriculum implementation. He loves mathematics, especially mathematical thinking, and really loves making opportunities for people of all ages to engage in it.

Andrea Brothman, MA

Instructional Designer
Math for All Facilitator

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Andrea Brothman joins the Math for All team as a Senior Curriculum and Instructional Design Associate at EDC. She began her educational career leading a literacy and media production initiative for middle schools in New York City. She has served as a technology coach and school administrator for the past 20 years, directing technology initiatives, developing curriculum, providing professional development, advancing project-based learning, and supporting teacher action-research in support of constructivist pedagogy in K–16 settings.

Amy Withers, MSEd

Instructional Designer
Math for All Facilitator

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Amy Withers is an instructor in the Leadership in Mathematics Education and Childhood Education programs at Bank Street College of Education. She began her career in education as a bilingual teacher in New York City public schools. She later worked as a school-based math coach, and continues to work as a coach in schools around New York City. As a coach and facilitator, she supports staff developers, teacher leaders, and administrators in implementation of the Math for All program.

Charlene Marchese, EdD

Instructional Designer
Math for All Facilitator

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Charlene Marchese is an Educational Consultant focusing on the teaching and learning of Pk–8th grade mathematics. Previously she worked in school districts in New Jersey and New York City as a Supervisor of Mathematics. She started her career as a middle school mathematics teacher, spending 11 years in the classroom. As a Math for All facilitator and coach, she supports staff developers, teacher leaders, and school leaders in the implementation of Math for All.

Karen Rothschild, PhD

Instructional Designer
Math for All Facilitator

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Karen Rothschild is an instructor in the Leadership in Mathematics Education program at Bank Street College. She spent many years teaching mathematics to children, and now spends most of her time working with teachers to help students learn mathematics better. As a Math for All facilitator and coach, she supports staff developers, teacher leaders, and school leaders in the implementation of Math for All.

Martha Andrews

Instructional Designer
Math for All Facilitator

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Martha Andrews has spent the past 25 years working in NYC public schools. She was the co-founder and co-director of Bronx Community Charter School, a progressive K–8 school. She is currently an instructor at Bank Street College of Education. Martha’s work has been dedicated to making teaching public by collaborating across classrooms, schools, and cities. Martha is passionate about all things math and believes strongly in the importance of knowing each student deeply to best meet their needs. As a Math for All facilitator and coach, she supports staff developers, teacher leaders, and school leaders in the implementation of Math for All.

Michelle Cerrone

Senior Research Associate

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Michelle Cerrone leads research studies and evaluations on how to design and harness media and digital technologies to enhance learning. An experienced methodologist, she specializes in research design, instrument development, and statistical analysis. Her research interests include early STEM learning, computational thinking, teacher development, and community partnerships that support early learning.

Nancy Buck

Instructional Designer
Math for All Facilitator

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Nancy Buck is an adjunct instructor in Bank Street College of Education’s Math Leadership Program. In addition to her 11 years teaching in 5–12 classrooms, Nancy has extensive experience with coaching as a peer instructional teacher leader. As a mathematician who has dealt with math anxiety, she understands how math anxiety acts as a major barrier for administrators, teachers, and students. Her dissertation focused on building math identity in elementary school teachers to lessen math anxiety.

Peter Tierney-Fife, MSEd

Instructional Designer
Math for All Facilitator

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Peter Tierney-Fife is an instructional design associate at Education Development Center, where his work focuses on improving mathematics and science learning for students in grades K through 8, particularly for students who are emergent multilingual, and through technology integration. He previously taught middle-grades mathematics in Maine and in Rome, Italy. Currently, he serves as a Math for All coach and facilitator, supporting staff developers, teacher leaders, and administrators in the implementation of the program.

Robin Hummel, EdD

Senior Advisor

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Robin Hummel serves as the Director of Leadership programs at Bank Street College of Education, which includes the Leadership in Mathematics Education program. She serves as an advisor to graduate students, and teaches mathematics, mathematics pedagogy, and action research. Previously, she taught fifth grade through high school in public schools in southern New Jersey for over 25 years. Dr. Hummel serves as a senior advisor for Math for All.

Previous Contributors

Marvin Cohen, EdD

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Marvin Cohen is a retired senior faculty member of Bank Street College’s Graduate School of Education. At Bank Street, he served as the Director of Instructional Technology, was a co-founder of the Leadership in Mathematics Education program, and was awarded the Niemeyer Chair in 2005. Dr. Cohen is one of the lead authors of the Math for All program. From 2018–2020 he served as the co-principal investigator for Math for All.

Hal Melnick, EdD

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Hal Melnick, EdD, is a retired faculty member of the Leadership in Mathematics Education program at Bank Street College of Education, where he taught courses in mathematics education for new and tenured teachers and math coaches. He began his career as an elementary school teacher in New York City public schools. He also served as a mathematics professional developer in public and private schools, both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Melnick is one of the original developers of Math for All.

Linda Metnetsky, MSEd

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Linda Metnetsky, MSEd, is a former faculty member of Bank Street College’s Graduate School of Education and advisor with the Leadership in Mathematics Program. She worked extensively in New York City public schools as a math coach and in other professional development capacities at the local and district level. Ms. Metnetsky is one of the original developers of Math for All.

Barbara Dubitsky, EdD
(1941–2022)

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Barbara Dubitsky, EdD (1941–2022) was the former director of the Leadership in Mathematics program at Bank Street College of Education. She worked for many years as a public school teacher in grades 4 through 6, and went on to become a middle-school math teacher and math coordinator. She also worked extensively in public and private schools to help teachers build their capacity to teach mathematics. From 2003 to 2018, Dr. Dubitsky served as the co-Principal Investigator for Math for All.

Karen Marschke-Tobier, PhD
(1942–2008)

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Karen Marschke-Tobier, PhD (1942–2008), was the Director of the Early Childhood Special Education Program and a faculty member of the graduate school at Bank Street College of Education. Dr. Marschke-Tobier also worked as a child therapist, and had experience as an early childhood teacher, Head Start consultant, and school social worker and psychology consultant. Dr. Marschke-Tobier was one of the original developers of Math for All.

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Researchers

Teresa Duncan, PhD
Deacon Hill Research Associates

Laura Head, M.A.
Teachers College, Columbia University

John Hitchcock, PhD
Westat

Fiona Hollands, PhD
Teachers College, Columbia University

Seth McCall, EdD
Teachers College, Columbia University

Ellen Meier, PhD
Teachers College, Columbia University

Jessica Yusaitis-Pike
Teachers College, Columbia University

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