My name is Kristen Janiak Goggin and I am a fifth and sixth grade math teacher at Town School for Boys in San Francisco, California.  The focus of my math class goes far beyond mathematical concepts as I use global and social issues to help focus inquiry and and work with numbers in a real world context. It is important to me that my students learn how to collaborate, think critically and wonder.  

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Originally from Dartmouth, Massachusetts I graduated from Bishop Stang High School and later attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. After graduation I moved to Cornwall on Hudson, New York to teach Algebra and Geometry at the Storm King School before moving across the country to the San Francisco Bay. In my 15 years of living in San Francisco I spent 6 years at the Harker School in San Jose before finding my current position at Town.    

In my free time I enjoy being active.  Soccer, Gaelic football, skiing, snowboarding, running, swimming, biking and doing cardio burst pilates classes is how I spend my "down time".  I also love to travel the world.  

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About Me

Contact me:goggin@townschool.com

 

 

 

Professional Growth and Development 

Presenter

 

Town School In House Facilitator/Presenter

  • Discovering the Power of Global Partnerships, May 2015
  • Going Global:  Town School Speed "Dating", Decemeber 2013
  • The Connected Educator: Social Media to Create a Professional Learning Network, October 2013
  • Appy Hour:  Share an App With A Colleague, March 2013
  • Edmodo in the Classroom: Using Social Media With Your Students and As A Professional Learning Community, October 2012
  • Parent Association Meeting: World Leadership Global Leadership Expedition, October 2012
  • Identifying Goals for Professional Growth, August 2012
  • Going Glocal With A Global Perspective, May 2011

 

Attendee

  • Virtual Teacher Institute with Global Education and PBL focus, Jennifer Klein - School Year 2012/2013 & 2014/2015
  • Leading Change in Changing Times Ed Tech ipad Summit - Boston, MA - November 2012
  • World Leadership School Professional Growth Expedition - Chilamate, Costa Rica - July 2012
  • PBL World, Buck Institute - Napa, CA - June 2012
  • NAIS Annual Conference: Spotlight on Innovation - Seattle, WA - February 2012
  • Challenge Based Learning, Apple - San Francisco, CA - 2011/2012
  • Innovative Learning Conference, Nueva School, - Hillsborough, CA - October 2011
  • Partnership for Global Learning, Asia Society - Washington, DC - July 2011
  • Developmental Designs Level 1, Origins - Berkeley, CA - June 2011
  • Globalizing Education at Your School, La Jolla Country Day School - La Jolla, CA - April 2011
  • Carney Gardner Leadership Institute, Fountain Valley School - Colorado Springs, CO – June 2009
  • NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition - Phoenix Arizona and San Diego, CA - 2006, 2010
  • NAIS Annual Conference: Adapt, Survive, Thrive: Unleashing the Superpowers Within - San Francisco, CA –February 2010
  • Schools Attuned, Subject Specialist Course- San Francisco, CA-August 2007
  • Using PLC’s in Your School, Bay Area Teacher Collaborative – San Francisco, CA – School Year 2007/2008
  • Everyday Math Conference, Wright Group – Denver Colorado – July 2006