Biography

Anurupa Ganguly serves as the Senior Director of Instruction and Professional Learning (PL) at the NYC Department of Education (DOE). Her primary focus is to identify, design and scale high quality instructional supports for all 1,722 schools in the DOE. As an engineer turned educator, she is particularly committed to the transformation of the K-12 experience to one that equips historically underserved students and their teachers with the beliefs, skills and resolve to support students’ success in post-secondary fields within STEM, which continue to suffer the lack of diverse participation even today. Towards this end, she began her teaching career in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) as a Physics and Mathematics teacher where she was inspired to re-envision collaborative learning for urban mathematics teachers. After spending two years in Mumbai, India, recruiting high quality teachers, developing teacher PL to modernize student experiences, and integrating the principles of the CCSS-Mathematics into the Indian context of curriculum and instruction, Anurupa returned to the Boston Public Schools to head the Secondary Mathematics office. She now lives in Brooklyn, NYC, and through her studies of next-generation educational systems around the world, seeks to implement inclusive models of teaching and learning throughout the NYC DOE and beyond. She holds a BS and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and EdM in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University.

Anurupa can be reached at aganguly@schools.nyc.gov or on Twitter @aganguly26