Jean Richardson

Assistant Director, iDiscovery

Office: 408 McGuffey Hall
440-488-8251 (cell)

Degrees: M.Ed. — Education, John Carroll University
B.S. — Education, Miami University

Curriculum Vitae

Jean R.’s Bio

Jean is a seasoned professional with over 33 years of classroom experience teaching mathematics and science in Ohio. In 2015, she became Assistant Director of iDiscovery. Her preparation for this responsibility began with a degree in elementary education from Miami University (B.S.Ed.), followed by a graduate degree from John Carroll University (M.Ed.) and a gifted certification from Kent State University. After participating in iDiscovery as part of a mathematics learning cohort at John Carroll University, she became interested in leading her colleagues toward deeper understanding of mathematical pedagogy. She became a facilitator for iDiscovery and served as a facilitator for many years. She also provided leadership in her district by serving as a Mathematics Specialist, responsible for the professional development of mathematics teachers in Grades K-8. Jean emphasizes that a teacher must develop students’ ability to think like mathematicians/scientists, using an inquiry approach that results in divergent thinking and deep understanding of mathematics and science concepts. Her expertise in providing relevant, targeted professional development to colleagues and speaking at various state and national conferences is her continued contribution toward improving STEM education.

Jean R.’s Professional Success Formula

33.3% Autonomy (curiosity and self-direction); 33.3% Mastery (growth-mindset); and 33.3% Purpose (mission, vision, and self-reflection).

Jean R.’s Work Commitments

Advocacy for quality online professional development for all of Ohio’s STEM teachers; Collaboration that is nurtured through excellent questioning techniques and responses that are professional, thought-provoking, and inspiring; and Strategic Innovation that ultimately provides continual learning and growth for all of Ohio’s teachers and students.