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Michael Jarry-Shore Joining College of Education as Assistant Professor in Elementary Education

Michael Jarry-Shore

Michael Jarry-Shore will join NC State’s College of Education as an assistant professor in elementary education with a math emphasis beginning Aug. 15. 

Currently, he’s an assistant professor of mathematics education at Boise State University. He teaches elementary math-methods and “very much enjoys working with and learning alongside pre-service elementary teachers,” he said. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (Mathematics Education) from Stanford University. 

“I am very excited to be joining the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) at NC State’s College of Education. I am eager to begin working with NC State faculty in supporting the preparation of elementary-school teachers of mathematics—work that I am passionate about,” he said. “I was drawn to the College of Education due to initiatives like the Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) and others at NC State that strive to ensure that all K-12 students have access to teachers who are prepared to meet the many demands of classroom teaching.”  

In his research, Jarry-Shore seeks to understand how teachers go about implementing current visions of ambitious and equitable mathematics instruction, according to which, every student has opportunities to solve challenging problems using strategies they devise themselves. He also studies the facilitation of professional development designed to support teachers in meeting the demands of teaching mathematics in ways that are ambitious and equitable. In his current research, Jarry-Shore is studying teachers’ noticing of and responses to students’ invented mathematical strategies, as well as productive struggle during collaborative problem-solving. He also has plans to co-design and study a novel video-based program of professional development devoted to supporting elementary school teachers’ noticing of students’ spatial reasoning in the area of geometry. 

“Working in the TELS department will offer me many opportunities to collaborate with faculty with a range of expertise and research interests, and will allow me to develop my research agenda, which currently focuses on teachers’ noticing of students’ mathematical thinking, productive struggle, and spatial reasoning,” he said.

Prior to pursuing a career as a researcher and teacher educator, Jarry-Shore spent seven years teaching middle school mathematics and science.