Meet Colleen Beaudoin
Education: 1988 University of South Florida, B.S.
2010 The University of Tampa, M.Ed.
Courses Taught: Finite Math for Liberal Arts
Career Specialties: In addition to specializing in teaching College Algebra and Finite Math, Colleen Beaudoin mentors and supervises education majors during their apprenticeships.
Professional and Community Activities: Colleen
Beaudoin taught mathematics in Hillsborough County Public Schools for 17 years. Since leaving the classroom, she has provided professional development and instructional support to mathematics teachers. She has also written mathematics curriculum for Hillsborough County Public Schools and developed resources and hosted podcasts for mathematics instructors at the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. She continues to mentor Masters of Education Initial Licensure students for The University of Tampa.
Beaudoin has worked on several grants with mathematicians and educators across the state of Florida to improve the content knowledge of mathematics teachers. She was a member of the Induction and Algebra teams for Florida PROMiSE (Partnership to Rejuvenate and Optimize Mathematics and Science Education in Florida), which addressed the need to improve the mathematics and science achievement of students through professional development. Florida PROMiSE was awarded the 2010 Excellence in Instructional Staff Development Award at the
2010 STEM Business & Education Conference.
Beaudoin’s research is focused on incorporating purposeful movement in Algebra instruction.
She is a member of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and represents the mathematics department on the College of Social Science, Mathematics and Education Assurance of Learning Committee.