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Katrina Abdussalaam

Katrina Abdussalaam

District of Columbia | 2012
Katrina Abdussalaam is a passionate advocate for mathematics education. As a member of the first DC Teaching Fellows Program cohort, she has been teaching underserved students in District of Columbia public schools for over 20 years. Inspired by her high school algebra teacher, a PAEMST awardee, Katrina discovered an awe of mathematics that she has been able to share as a fourth and fifth grade mathematics teacher. Katrina pioneered the innovative Singapore Math program in the DC area, and tutors struggling mathematics students with an aim to cultivate joyful mathematics, without fear, drudgery, or boredom. Katrina writes cutting-edge mathematics curriculum for Common Core, and she specializes in adapting the New York State Common Core mathematics curriculum for English-language learners, students with disabilities, gifted students, and struggling students.