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O'Keefe, John

Senior Instructor
Lesley University
Teacher Preparation
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Mathematics, elementary education; Internet and educational software


M.Ed., Lesley University - Elementary Education
B.S., Boston State College - Philosophy/Psychology

Standard Certifications:
Mass State Elementary & Middle School Education (K-8)
Mass State Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12)
Mass State Principal / Vice Principal (PK-6), (5-8)
Mass State Supervisor (K-12) Math Concentration
National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Math

Massachusetts Master Teacher

Professional Experience
  • Math Consultant, Curriculum Team Leader and Instructional Team Leader (Somerville Public Schools)
  • District Level Mentor
  • Middle School Teacher (Social Studies, ELA, Math & Science & Technology)
  • Evaluator/Assessor Mass DOE MINT Program
  • Member of the Digital Edge Project  (a collaboration of the National Board, ISTE, and Apple Computer funded by the AT&T Foundation to develop videos of accomplished teaching)
  • MTEL Assessor for National Evaluation Systems
Selected Presentations

Logo Workshop Presenter, Lesley College
NECC + FETC presenter for Riverdeep software
Computer Facilitator
Using Spreadsheets in the Curriculum
Using Virtual Manipulative in the Math Curriculum
SmartBoard Presentations and Workshops

Somerville Schools Professional Development Presenter

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Corps of Massachusetts Exemplary Educators
  • Somerville Teachers Association
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Evaluator Mass DOE Exemplary School Review Panel
  • Teacher Leadership Academy of Massachusetts
  • International Society of Technology in Education