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Jody Guarino

Jody Guarino, EdD, is manager of the Teaching, Learning and Instructional Leadership Collaborative at the Orange County Department of Education and a School of Education lecturer at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

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Jody Guarino

Jody Guarino, EdD, is manager of the Teaching, Learning and Instructional Leadership Collaborative, where she supports teaching and learning within coherent instructional systems at the Orange County Department of Education. She engages with teachers and instructional leaders to support professional learning, teacher collaboration, classroom content, and instructional leader coaching in the areas of elementary mathematics and English language arts. She is also a School of Education lecturer at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). In her work at UCI, Jody has the privilege of learning alongside scholars, teacher educators, and graduate students to understand and support adult and student learning.

Jody has spent more than 30 years in education, working with early childhood through graduate students. Her work and identity have been heavily influenced by the Cognitively Guided Instruction community, including researchers, mathematics teacher educators, teachers, and students. She has been a classroom teacher, district mentor, teacher on special assignment, and administrator. With extensive experience at district, county, state, and national levels, Jody has implemented research-based professional learning in mathematics, assessment, and early literacy. She supports districts in designing and enacting multiyear improvement initiatives worldwide. She has participated in several research projects about understanding how teachers can learn from mathematics teaching, investigating video use to support teacher learning, understanding the affordances of paired-collaborative clinical placements, exploring professional learning that supports discourse and argumentation in elementary classrooms, and understanding schoolwide improvement initiatives. Jody has written articles for Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12, Teaching Children Mathematics, The Learning Professional, Professional Development in Education, Issues in Teacher Education, and ZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education.

Jody received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from California State University, Fullerton, and a doctorate in education leadership from Azusa Pacific University.