Geetha Lakshminarayanan is the secondary STEM Faculty Advisor for the Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP). As a National Board Certified teacher in Adolescent Young Adult Mathematics, Geetha taught high school math in San Lorenzo, Redwood City, and Oakland, Calif. She also served Oakland Unified School District as a high school math specialist, supporting teacher professional learning and the development and implementation of Common Core-aligned middle and high school math curriculum. Her work in Oakland also focused on building teacher leadership and collaborative communities centered around instructional practice. More recently, Geetha was an instructor and supervisor for pre-service teachers in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP), where she taught courses on Designing Equitable Groupwork and Classroom Leadership.
Geetha brings a wide range of experience supporting in-service teachers across the United States and internationally through professional development programs in the Stanford Center for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford National Board Resource Center, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and the Knowles Teacher Initiative. She is especially passionate about Complex Instruction and how teachers disrupt status hierarchies so that all students recognize themselves and each other as “smart.”