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Danielle Moloney Gallagher ’20MED, ’24PHD Named Assistant Teaching Professor of Elementary Education

Danielle Moloney Gallagher

Danielle Moloney Gallagher ’20MED, ’24PHD will join NC State’s College of Education as an assistant teaching professor of elementary education beginning Aug. 16, 2024. 

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join this team of educators in the College of Education,” Gallagher said. “I believe in the importance of fostering the growth and development of teachers, especially in elementary mathematics, and I look forward to continuing this work in support of the students and teachers of North Carolina.”

Gallagher earned her Ph.D in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences with a concentration in elementary education in mathematics from NC State’s College of Education. Her research focuses on elementary teacher learning in professional learning communities, particularly around data use in mathematics education.

During her time at NC State, she worked on a number of research projects, investigating teaching practices that support equity and access in mathematics classrooms (VEAR-MI), simulations to promote pre-service teachers’ skills in eliciting and interpreting student mathematical thinking (SimulaTE) and interdisciplinary conversations around early mathematics education (Conversations Across Boundaries). 

Additionally, she taught elementary mathematics methods courses for undergraduate pre-service teachers and coordinated the annual Math Summit, a professional development conference for over 500 K-12 math teachers in North Carolina. 

Gallagher said she has a love for working with local schools and teachers, beginning with her experiences as a classroom teacher and continuing through partnerships with schools as a mathematics coach, tutor and professional development facilitator. 

Before completing her Ph.D., Gallagher earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in elementary education from NC State’s College of Education. She also worked as a fifth-grade mathematics and science teacher.