Vinci Daro, Director of STEM Learning

Vinci Daro is Director of STEM Learning. Dr. Daro’s work with districts includes designing assessment systems for curating artifacts of student learning in math and science. Her current research focuses on the integration of language learning with mathematics learning, with an emphasis on the role of exploratory, everyday student language in mathematical sense-making. She has also engaged in collaborative research on assessment of social emotional learning as a key aspect of academic learning.

Before joining ELP, Vinci was Director of Math Learning at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity, and served as math content specialist for the working group at Understanding Language/SCALE that identified, adapted, and described eight Math Language Routines, in collaboration with the writers of the Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied under Dorothy Holland, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Mathematics Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she contributed to the development of the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) Framework, with a focus on the role of student agency and identity in the process of learning mathematics. Dr. Daro began her mathematics education career as a remedial Algebra instructor at Seattle Central Community College.

Learn more about Vinci in her I am ELP blog post and connect with her on LinkedIn.

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