Susan Janssen Creighton

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Susan Janssen Creighton
Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate

Mailing Address: 

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 and helping teachers hone instructional practices that support their students in becoming more self-regulating learners.

As a member of EDC's Developing and Supporting Assessment Practices (DSAP) team, Creighton is working on an initiative to give K–12 math and English language arts teachers tools and strategies to build students' capacity to be the primary users of their own formative assessment data and become more engaged, independent learners. Previously, she contributed to Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students (FACETS). (Read a blog post by Creighton about her work with FACETS.)

Creighton is the lead author of the Corwin book, 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.