Professional Development Specialist

Connie Rivera

Program/Areas of Interest

  • Adult Numeracy 
  • Universal Design for Learning 
  • Project- and Problem-Based Learning 
  • Learning Differences 


Connie guides adults through critical thinking and hands-on experiences which allow them to uncover meaning and discover connections, and therefore act with increased confidence. 


  • BS, Comprehensive Special Education with a concentration in Psychology, University of Maine at Farmington 
  • MS, Remedial Reading and Language Arts, Central Connecticut State University  


  • Adult Numeracy Network (ANN), former president and current member 
  • Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), member and current board member 

Highlighted Publications

Deepening Understanding of the Order of Operations unit, an EQuIP Exemplar 

Disproportionate Incarceration, a unit developing proportional reasoning and graphing skills using social justice contexts 

Be Your Own Boss: Use Math to Take Charge of Your Decisions, a cross-curricular unit that helps students develop decision-making and entrepreneurial skills