Katie Salguero is a Senior Research Associate with WestEd’s Quality Schools and Districts team. In this role, Salguero designs and facilitates professional development for mathematics educators. Currently, she is the Co-Director to WestEd’s Math Pathways and Pitfalls program, serving grades K-8.
Salguero facilitates professional development that focuses on research-informed effective teaching practices that can be implemented at any grade level. These teaching practices serve to increase skills and understanding around safe and inviting classroom cultures, promote academic discourse, and incorporate language development through content standards, ELD standards, and Standards for Mathematical Practice In addition, she facilitates WestEd professional development services, such as Teacher Practice Teams (TPT) which support student learning by empowering teacher agency and efficacy through inquiry problem-solving cycles that lean into teachers’ joys and passions about mathematics teaching.
Salguero contributes to EIR/Gates Foundation research grants and evaluations focused on STEM focused instructional products and professional development services. She presents at regional and national conferences focusing on the teaching and learning of mathematics.
For multiple years, Salguero served as the Co-Director of the WestEd/SVMI Mathematics Network, collaborating with the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative to support several districts in improving mathematics teaching and learning.
Before joining WestEd, Salguero was a middle school and high school teacher in New York and California, serving culturally diverse students and their communities. She received a BA in mathematics from Mills College and an MA in mathematics education from Teachers College at Columbia University.