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Cathy Crocker

Professorial Lecturer School of Education

Cathy Crocker began her career in 1974 as a teacher of mathematics at McLean High School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She ended her career with FCPS when she retired in 2004 as principal of Mount Vernon High School. In September 2004 Dr. Crocker started as an assistant professor at American University in the School of Education, Teaching and Health. She teaches courses that prepare students to teach mathematics, grades K – 12. In addition, she works directly with teachers in the District of Columbia Public Schools by observing teachers teach and conducting workshops on how to teach mathematics so no child is left behind.


EdD, Administration, University of Virginia
MA, Administration, University of Virginia
BS, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, Psychology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

CAS - School of Education
Mary Graydon - 330I
M 4-7 pm, T 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Contact Info
(202) 885-6259 (Office)
(202) 885-1187 (Fax)

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For the Media
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See Also
School of Education, Teaching & Health

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


  • Women in Mathematics Education


  • Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics


  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


  • District of Columbia Council of Teachers of Mathematics


  • Phi Delta Kappa


  • National Association of Secondary School Principals



Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

How time is allotted to education and how it is used at the high school level. This is a research topic because time is not unlimited.

Professional Services

  • Contract work with Bell Multicultural High School:  helping secondary school teachers become outstanding teachers of mathematics
  • Consulting with Cardozo High School: improving instruction in math classes
  • Workshops conducted for Ideal Academy:  helping the teachers in grades 3-7 better understand the mathematics they are teaching
  • Presentations to faculty and staff at Truesdell Elementary School: math

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter at the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference (Spring 2009)
  • Presenter at SUCCESS conference (several years)
  • Presenter at Anne Ferren Teaching Conference (2009)
  • Presenter at 2008 CAS Dean’s Mellon Colloquium