Susannah Gordon-Messer

Susannah Gordon-Messer, Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist


Susannah is a curriculum and professional development specialist for The Education Arcade. She is a content expert for high school math and science and works on developing game content as well as teacher materials that accompany games. She manages school and teacher partnerships, prototype testing with students and school implementationns. She also designs and leads professional development workshops and has recently begun to design workshops for students as well. Prior to MIT, she was a postdoc with the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) and developed curriculum for science literacy at the middle school level. Susannah worked for the Posse Foundation as the mentor for the inaugural group of Science Posse students and has volunteered designing programs at The Discover Museums in Acton, MA. She holds a PhD in Biophysics from Brandeis University and was a high school math teacher with Teach for America in Warrenton, NC.

Susannah acquired ``Math Duck`` from a student during her time with Teach for America and he's been with her in and out of labs, classrooms and even the occasional conference presentation. He is her reminder that she is a science nerd at heart and always enjoys working with teachers and students.