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Kelly Ivy To Join School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching Program


Saint Louis University’s School of Education is pleased to announce that Kelly Ivy is joining the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program as a visiting faculty member this fall.

Kelly Ivy

As a new faculty member in the School of Education, Ivy will teach courses in and help coordinate the expanding SLU MAT program, which places alternatively-certified teachers in public school classrooms in St. Louis and surrounding communities.

“My colleagues and I are thrilled that Kelly Ivy will join our faculty in the fall,” said Gary W. Ritter, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education. “Kelly brings an exciting research agenda, a passion for mathematics education, and a desire to prepare teachers to work with diverse learners in this region. Kelly is a native of St. Louis, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Saint Louis University where she can prepare students to work in her hometown.”

Kelly Ivy has a broad array of teaching experiences and skills, including supervising preservice teachers and counseling STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) students at the collegiate level. Under the direction of Dr. Andrew Brantlinger, Ivy will earn her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at the University of Maryland, College Park in the fall of 2021. Prior to her doctoral studies, Ivy earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Howard University.

Ivy’s dissertation study focuses on culturally relevant mathematics teaching, urban education, and the process of teacher change. Her interest also extends to equity in mathematics education, mathematics identity, and mathematics self-efficacy.

While completing her doctoral program, Ivy is working on multiple projects, studying culturally relevant teaching practices in STEM classrooms, support for culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and the recruitment and retention of African American STEM majors in the teacher workforce.

In the future, Ivy hopes to research the STEM teaching identity of teachers, as well as add to the research on the impact of culturally relevant mathematics teaching on the academic achievement of Black and Latinx students.

Kelly Ivy also has a wide variety of teaching experiences with students ranging from K-12 to collegiate level, a skilled grasp on educating preservice teachers on equitable mathematics teaching to prepare them for statewide licensure exams and edTPA, a heart for service, and a unique passion for equity and excellence in education.

I am delighted to join the SLU family and take part in research that positively impacts the St. Louis school community. I'm thankful for this opportunity because there's no place like home!”

Kelly Ivy

Ivy will begin working at Saint Louis University in August 2021. For more information about the School of Education’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, please visit our website or contact us at .