Faculty and Staff

Sandra Alon

Professor • Educational Leadership and Professional Studies

Alon Sandra Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and the Coordinator of Teaching Children Mathematics in the Educational Leadership and Curricula Studies Department at William Paterson University of New Jersey. She received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Mathematics Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in Mathematics, with a minor in Education, from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her work draws on her many years of experience as a Mathematics classroom teacher, Mathematics Supervisor, and teacher educator. Her main areas of research are the acquisition and development of mathematical concepts in K-8 classrooms. Of particular interest is the inquiry-based method of teaching and learning mathematics, and effective methods of teacher training programs. She has co-published a book, book chapters, and several articles in prominent refereed journals and has also presented papers at regional, national, and international conferences in education. She is the director of a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant program (Constructing Global Awareness through Multimodal Interdisciplinary Educational Platforms in Israel, 2016-2017, $95,780 ) supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Through this grant, she plans to better prepare teachers to meet the needs of diverse student populations in New Jersey public schools. As the Director of the Center for Mathematics Success program, she trains teachers in methods of intervention for at-risk mathematics students from the surrounding communities of William Paterson University.

Languages (other than English)

Hebrew  Polish 


EdD Department of Mathematics Education, Teachers College, Columbia University NEW YORK, NY


Mathematics Education

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