Kit Peixotto

Program Director, Education Northwest, Oregon

Kit Peixotto directs Education Northwest’s Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Program. The Program provides research-based resources and services to enable educators to implement high-quality curriculum, instruction, and assessments that foster improved learning, performance, and achievement for all students. Prior to this position, she served as the director of the organization’s Mathematics and Science Education Center as well as the Northwest Eisenhower Regional Consortium and Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center. In these capacities, Peixotto provided leadership for the development of two models for teaching and assessing mathematics problem solving and science inquiry and a series of publications and videos. Peixotto leads Education Northwest’s efforts to provide up-to-date information and guidance about the Common Core State Standards initiative to regional stakeholders. Peixotto’s team has recently developed a series of six workshops designed to help K–8 teachers, coaches, administrators, and paraprofessionals understand the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the classroom instruction that will support student learning of the content contained in the standards. A former middle school science teacher, she completed doctoral coursework and exams in supervision at the University of Louisville.