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Julie Amador Associate Professor


Julie Amador is an associate professor of elementary/middle school mathematics education, in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Amador came to North Idaho from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Learning and Technology. She has taught in elementary and in university classrooms, served as an instructional coach for new mathematics teachers, trained adult volunteers to serve as tutors, and has served on district and state department of education boards, shaping district and state teaching standards and policies.

Her research focuses on the design and enactment of mathematics lessons with an emphasis on student thinking and reasoning as related to professional noticing. She is specifically interested in how practicing and pre-service teachers construct models of student mathematical thinking based on professional noticing and engage in Lesson Study.

Amador holds a doctoral degree in curriculum, teaching and learning and a master's degree in educational leadership, from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from California State University, Fresno.


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education and training

  • B.A. in Liberal Studies-Elementary Education, California State University, Fresno , Smittcamp Family Honors College, Summa Cum Laude 2005
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning- Mathematics Education, University of Nevada , Dissertation Title: Affordances,constraints and mediating aspects of elementary mathematics lesson planning practices and lesson plan actualization 2009 - 2010
  • M.A. in Education Leadership- K-12 Administration, University of Nevada 2008


full name

  • Julie Amador