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Susan O'Connell, Consulting Author

Susan O'Connell, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Strategies for building math understanding
  • Teaching mathematics through children's literature
  • Strengthening math problem solving
  • Mastering math facts
  • Math coaching

Speaker Profile

Susan O'Connell has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math coach, Sue knows what it's like in the classroom and her background is evident throughout her work as she unpacks best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way.

She is the lead author of Math by the Book and Math in Practice, both grade-by-grade K-5 professional learning resources. She is also coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action; Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction; and Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division. She served as editor of Heinemann's popular Math Process Standards series and also wrote the bestselling Now I Get It: Strategies for Building Confident and Competent Mathematicians, K-6.

Sue is an nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and districts across the country.

Watch an introductory Math in Practice webinar, hosted by Sue.

Click here to watch Sue talk about the links between reading and math.

Connect with Sue on Twitter @SueOConnellMath

Grades: K–5