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Teresa Gonczy

Teresa Gonczy

Educational Consultant

Expertise in Early Learning and STEM

Entrepreneurial professional with over ten years of leadership, management, and instructional experience directing new initiatives and sustaining continuing programs in early childhood and STEM education. Masters in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management

* Founder of HGSE Early Childhood Student Group, maintained list of over 150 students to connect them with opportunities; organized multiple events, including informal get-togethers, an Early Math Research workshop, and two Design Thinking workshops for over seventy participants; & consulted with HGSE Development Office
* Officer of Academic Affairs for HGSE Student Council, organized twenty get-togethers for students & professors and two evenings of EdTalks with twenty-three students sharing their new educational initiatives and ideas, as well as conducting surveys of student needs and supporting my committee in organizing additional student-run events
* Logistics and Sponsorship Chair for HGSE Student Research Conference, fundraised over $5000; collaborated with facilities and catering for over 130 research projects & over 300 participants; and ran registration, including managing the creation, ordering, and distribution of name badges & promotion materials

Related early childhood research, policy, and management course projects:
* Using Evidence in Organizations- Evaluated the implementation of HGSE non-credit Special Topics Workshops, gathering qualitative & quantitative measures through interviews, focus groups, & surveys; analyzing the data; and making change recommendations
* Science-Based Innovation in ECE- Researched and drafted an intervention using design thinking with new parents
* Program Evaluation- Outlined a long-term difference-in-differences evaluation of the NYC Universal PreK expansion
* Teacher and Teaching Quality- Wrote a research proposal to explore preschool teachers' math content knowledge
* Science of Behavior Change- Designed a nudge for the Sesame Street Go app to encourage parent-child interaction
* Multi-Level Modeling- Used hierarchical linear models to investigate parent stress & early math using ECLS-K 2011 in R
* Structural Equation Modeling- Used EFA/CFA & mediation to investigate parent activities & child outcomes in Stata

Early Math Learning

Educational Consultant

-Speaking at conferences about ECE teachers & students as mathematicians and using research-based early math games, including the NAEYC Annual Conference, CAEYC Annual Conference, MassAEYC Spring Conference, Headstart Region 9 Early Childhood STEM Institute, and Penn Foster Professional Development Fair
-Researching early math learning through graduate work at Harvard Extension, working on a master thesis focusing on professional development for ECE teachers to bring research-based early math strategies into the classroom
-Building community awareness about the importance of early math and effective interventions through social media at @earlymath (http://www.twitter.com/earlymath)
-Peer reviewing articles for Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM), the official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for early childhood / elementary school students, teachers, and teacher educators
-Assisting at math and STEM events, including helping kids create their own math games at the MIND Research Math Fair and organizing demo presenters for the Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival
-Reviewing applications for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship program and the Massachusetts STEM Summit conference
-Consulting with educational centers, hackerspaces, and education research companies in California and across the country, including WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies