Jamie Richardson

Ed.D. student
Educational Leadership
  • Research Interests
    I am interested in the effectiveness of professional development for veteran teachers. How do you catalyze change in the identities of teachers that have been in the field for a long time to use equitable teaching practices?
  • Biography
    Currently the Director of Mathematics Grades K-12 at Perth Amboy Public Schools. Was previously supervisor of Math Grades 6-12 at New Brunswick and taught middle school mathematics at Maplewood Middle School. Received BA in Math from Rutgers and MA in teaching from the GSE – my time at the GSE inspired me to make a change in urban education and eventually to go into administration to make systemic change.

    Hobbies: I love to cook and spend time with my kids.


    Home Life: My house is full of pets! Two dogs, two turtles, and various types of fish (there is a pond in my basement!). I also have two sons — 1 toddler and 1 teenager. Spend lots of times at sporting events for my son.

  • Why the GSE?
    I loved my 5 year program at the GSE and always wanted to return. When I went back to school for my second Masters in Ed Leadership though, Montclair was a better option for the type of program and location at that time. I am excited that I am able to return to the GSE now for my doctorate.
    I am hoping to eventually teach preservice teachers — specifically math instruction. My dream would be to come full circle and teach students at the GSE. I know that eventually my role in K-12 education will become more curriculum based, rather than math based, and this seems like a great opportunity to still keep a hold on what I love – teaching others about equitable math instruction.
  • Favorite Memory at the GSE
    The cohort model is the best part. I knew this from my last time at the GSE, but it is even more important to me now, while trying to juggle kids and work at the same time.
  • Advice for Incoming Students
    Breathe. Anything is possible, rely on your support system through the hard times.
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