Mark Driscoll

Leadership for Learning Innovation

Managing Project Director

E-mail Mark.

Tel: 617-618-2508

Mailing Address:

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Mark Driscoll has more than 25 years of experience developing curricula and other resources for mathematics teacher professional development and coach training and doing research in those areas. For the past decade, his work has centered on professional development for algebraic thinking and geometric thinking, with a particular eye on teachers of English learners.

He is the recipient of the 2010 Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award from National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

Driscoll currently directs two research projects: the National Science Foundation (NSF)–funded Fostering Mathematics Success of English Language Learners and the Institute for Education Sciences (IES)–funded Mathematics Coaching Supporting English Learners. Driscoll is responsible for a portfolio of work across projects aimed at improving mathematics instruction through teacher professional development.

Driscoll has several collaborations with Horizon Research, Inc., with WestEd, with Boston College, and with Measured Progress.

He is author and coauthor of numerous publications on teacher professional development, including Fostering Algebraic Thinking, Fostering Geometric Thinking, and accompanying toolkits all published by Heinemann.

From 2003 to 2007, Driscoll sat ex officio on the board of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics as Editor of their Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership. Recently, he served on the IES What Works Clearinghouse team developing the Practice Guide Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 through 8.

Before joining EDC, Driscoll helped start and taught at an alternative high school in St. Louis, Missouri, Logos School.

Driscoll received his BA from Boston College and, as a student of Gary Jensen, his MA and PhD in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, with a specialization in differential geometry.