Kristen Emmel is in her second year as the Math Curriculum Coordinator at Kent Place School, an all-girls independent school in northern New Jersey. Previously, Kristen taught middle school math in the public schools for over 10 years before transitioning to a K-8 math staff developer position. She holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from Boston University and an MA in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University. She has presented at conferences at both the state and national level on topics such as blended learning, number talks, and the mathematical practice standards. Kristen is the mother of two boys and has become an avid runner in the midst of the pandemic.