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Washington State University
College of Education

Kristin Lesseig


Kristin Lesseig
Associate Professor
Department of teaching and learning
Vancouver campus
VUB 345
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA  98686


Curriculum Vitae

Teaching/professional interests

Kristin Lesseig teaches elementary and secondary mathematics content and methods courses as well as foundational courses in education and educational research. Her research interest is in mathematical knowledge for teaching and professional development related to promoting mathematical reasoning (i.e. conjecturing, generalizing and justifying) in middle and secondary mathematics classrooms.

Recent accomplishments


Lesseig, K. (2016). Conjecturing, generalizing and justifying: Building theory around teacher knowledge of proving. International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning 17(3).

Lesseig, K. (2016). Fostering teacher learning of conjecturing, generalizing and justifying through Mathematics Studio. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development 18(1), 100-119.

Lesseig, K. (2016). Investigating Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Proof in professional development. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 2(2), 253-270.

Lesseig, K., Casey, S., Monson, D., Krupa, E. & Huey, M. (2016). Developing an interview module to support secondary preservice teachers’ noticing of student thinking. Mathematics Teacher Educator 5(1), 29-46.

Lesseig, K., Elliott, R., Kazemi, E., Kelley-Petersen, M., Campbell, M., Mumme, J., & Carroll, C. (2016). Leader noticing of facilitation in videocases of mathematics professional development. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. Online first

Lesseig, K., Holmlund Nelson, T., Slavit, D., & Siedel, R. (2016) Supporting Middle School Teachers’ Implementation of STEM Design Challenges. School Science and Mathematics 116(4), 177-188.

External Grants

Lesseig, K. & Whitlock, K. (2016-2017). Transformative Mathematics Assessments (TMA). Funding: Washington Student Achievement Council $100,000. Project designed to support teachers’ ability to implement resources from the Smarter Balanced Digital Library and use formative assessment to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse students in Ocean Beach School District.

Lesseig, K. (2013-2015) Increased STEM Achievement through multi-level Learning Inquiry Teams (STEM-LIT). In partnership with ESD-112, this project focused on deepening middle school teachers’ content knowledge in math and science through the development and implementation of STEM Design Challenges that align with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards. Funding: National Science Foundation Math Science Partnership $750,000.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri