Susan Janssen Creighton
43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Susan Janssen Creighton focuses on designing and facilitating high-quality professional development for teachers and developing rigorous K–12 mathematics curricula. She specializes in advancing the use of formative assessment practices in mathematics classrooms and in helping mathematics teachers hone instructional practices that support their students becoming more self-regulating learners.
Creighton is a contributor to the project Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students (FACETS). Funded by the National Science Foundation, FACETS gives teachers tools and strategies that help them support students in playing an active role in monitoring and directing their own mathematics learning, so that they may become more engaged and independent learners. (Read a blog post by Creighton about her work with FACETS.) She is also a member of the Developing and Supporting Assessment Practices (DSAP) project, designing and facilitating a hybrid (face-to-face and online) course for mathematics teachers in grades 3-12 in Maine.
She is the lead author of the recently-published book from Corwin Publishers, Bringing Students into the Formative Assessment Equation: Tools and Strategies for the Middle Grades. She is also a coauthor of several publications, including the paper “Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Local Assessment” for the New York State Department of Education; the MathScape curriculum (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill); the Impact Mathematics curriculum; “Translating Number Words Into the Language of Mathematics”; several PBS “TeacherLine” online professional development modules; and Structured Exploration: New Perspectives on Mathematics Professional Development.
Prior to joining EDC, Creighton was a middle-school and high-school teacher in Portland and Saco, Maine, and in Brookline, Massachusetts.
She earned her BA in Mathematics and MEd in Secondary Education from the University of New Hampshire.