Emily Fagan, an expert in mathematics and social studies education, develops innovative and effective learning experiences for students and teachers. She has extensive expertise in instructional design, professional development, instructional coaching, and strategies to promote success for struggling learners.

Fagan’s current work focuses on strengthening mathematics intervention through professional development and student activities that are grounded in research-based guiding principles. She also specializes in the use of formative assessment to support teachers in targeting mathematics lessons to meet students’ needs and strengths. She has produced an extensive body of work on this topic, including Bringing Math Students into the Formative Assessment Equation, Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core (Grades K–2 Grades 3–5), and “Targeting Instruction with Formative Assessment Probes.”

Before joining EDC, Fagan taught high school and middle grades mathematics and social studies. She prioritizes designing and delivering outstanding face-to-face and online courses and workshops for teachers.

Fagan received an AB from Harvard in Economics with a concentration in Mathematics and is a certified mathematics and social studies teacher.