Sandra Crespo Associate Professor, Teacher Education
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Dr. Sandra Crespo is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University. She focuses on the improvement of students' experiences with school mathematics, preservice teacher learning during teacher preparation, and contexts and experiences that support teacher learning.
Dr. Crespo was formerly a mathematics teacher in the Dominican Republic. She completed her Masters in Mathematics Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She was an assistant professor at MSU from 1998-2006, and became an associate professor in 2006.
Dr. Crespo is currently the subject area (mathematics) co-leader for the elementary teacher preparation program and a member of the math standards group for MSU's Teachers For a New Era program. She has served on the programming committees for past conferences of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Psychology of Mathematics Education--North America. Recently, Dr. Crespo has been awarded a CAREER Grant from the National Science Foundation, to study the ways in which preservice learn three mathematics teaching practices: posing, interpreting, and responding. In 2004, Dr. Crespo was nominated for the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. In 2000, she was a co-recipient, along with Helen Featherstone, of a Lucent Technologies Foundation Grant that studied teacher learning in the context of teacher study groups in four urban schools.
Sandra Crespo, Ph.D
Department of Teacher Education
Michigan State University
116P Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Tel: (517) 353-3035
Fax: (517) 353-6393