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Ellen Whitesides Kalisz

Ellen Whitesides Kalisz
Ellen Whitesides Kalisz is a global education consultant specializing in teacher training, standards implementation, and curriculum development. She has experience working in Ethiopia, South Africa, India, Kenya, and Malaysia. Recently she has been consulting with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia on a country-wide education program (GEQIP-E) through the World Bank, focusing on the educational quality component, and also doing preliminary research for a new program in Ethiopia focused on refugee education, also with the World Bank. She has recently consulted with Management Systems International (MSI), NORC research institute at the University of Chicago, and IREX. Ellen teaches a yearly mathematics and statistics class at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and was on the founding team of the US based non-profit Illustrative Mathematics, an organization that offers technical support to different U.S. states and organizations especially on mathematics curriculum and standards and develops freely available online curriculum. Ellen previously worked as a high school geometry teacher in East St. John Louisiana, originally through Teach for America, and also as a teacher trainer and community resource in rural South Africa with the US Peace Corps.  Ellen holds a BA in Economics with a Math concentration from Colby College in Waterville, Maine as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration and International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where she was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Student Teaching.