Meet the Team
Linda Grein, Founder
Hear From Linda:
I started as "not a math person." Although "successful" in math classes until college, I never understood nor appreciated math. It was get 'er done and get out. Until I almost failed out. Then it became I don't do math. Enter elementary teaching and the amazing transformation that comes from learning from great teachers, coaches, and students. I learned math through my first then second then seventh then eighth graders, and now my three sons. My teaching experience as a white teacher of black and brown students put into stark prospective the need for focus, energy, and especially equity in math education from the earliest years. Herein launched my new found passion that I have turned into a mission.
Linda has been working in education for fifteen years teaching and leading in public, private and public charter schools. Prior to EduQuate, Linda led the whole school (K-8th grade) transformation of math vision, curriculum, culture, and teacher practice at Polaris Charter School in Chicago as their Director of Mathematics. Since starting EduQuate in 2016, she has supported schools across the U.S. (New York, D.C, Chicago, Boston) in transforming their mathematics culture and curriculum to build life long mathematicians. In addition, she has supported EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) in research, strategy, and professional development for their network of schools.
Through this work, Linda has cultivated a vision and process for taking schools, teachers, leaders, students, and parents from their current relationship with mathematics and setting them on a path towards their co-created, ideal vision.