Anne Papakonstantinou is a native Houstonian and a product of the Houston Independent School District (HISD). After graduating from Lamar High School, she continued her education at Rice University, earning a B.A. in Mathematics and French in 1969 and an M.A. in Mathematics in 1971. Anne went on to earn a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics) from the University of Houston in 1992.
Anne has spent her entire professional career in mathematics education. She is currently the Director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project and Clinical Professor of Mathematics in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. She designs and implements district-wide programs that impact the teaching and learning of mathematics and collaborates with school districts to document the impact of such programs on students, teachers, schools, and school districts. Before her current position, she was an award-winning classroom mathematics teacher in HISD for 26 years and the recipient of several grants for innovating teaching programs.
Anne is devoted to her family - her husband Taki and daughter Joanna. Joanna earned four degrees from Rice University including a doctorate in Computational and Applied Mathematics. Anne enjoys reading, doing Sudoku puzzles, playing with her rescue cats, and spending time with her family.
Projects and organizations with which Anne is involved:
* Rice University School Mathematics Project
* Rice University Mathematics Department
* The Children's Museum of Houston
* The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
* Houston Education Research Consortium
* Harris County Department of Education
* The Rice School/La Escuela Rice
* Energy Institute High School