Mrs. Viau teaches Statistics, Advanced Placement Statistics, and AP Microeconomics at The Frederick Douglass Academy I.
She’s been very successful at getting her classrooms the resources they need, as you can see on her DonorsChoose.org page!
Mrs. Viau is helping us judge our Hacking Education contest and we needed a place to publish her impressive bio…so here it is.
Mrs. Jane Viau
Mrs. Viau has been teaching at The Frederick Douglass Academy I for the past nine years. Prior to becoming a New York City Teaching Fellow and joining the faculty at FDA, Mrs. Viau had a 16 year career in real estate finance and investment banking and worked at MetLife, Fitch IBCA and Merrill Lynch. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Binghamton University, a Master of Business Administration from The Stern School of Business at New York University, and a Master of Arts in Secondary Math Education from The City University of New York.
Mrs. Viau was named New York State Teacher of the Year 2009-2010 by Teachers Insurance Plan. She was named winner of the 2009 New York City Teaching Fellow Award for Classroom Excellence and received her award from NYC DOE Chancellor Joel Klein, and she was designated “Outstanding Educator of the Year” in June 2008 by Education Update; she was a recipient of a 2008 College Board AP Fellows Scholarship.
Mrs. Viau was a contributor for the Barron’s 4th Edition of AP Statistics, and she assisted in proofreading the Barron’s AP Statistics flashcards. Currently, she is a member of the Teacher Advisory Planning Committee to develop the 4th edition of Stats: Modeling the World. Additionally, she is a consultant instructor in AP Statistics and AP Microeconomics for the REACH (Rewarding Achievement) program in NYC, and she has presented at the Sharing our Success in Urban Math and Science Conference held at New York University. She has been an Exam Reader for The College Board for the AP Statistics examinations for the past three years.
Furthermore, Mrs. Viau is an active grant writer who has raised over $50,000 for classroom materials and resources. She was a founding and integral member of the FDA Summit committee which created a school-wide interdisciplinary program to commemorate the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. She was a founding member of the FDA – Edinaman Secondary School Partnership with our sister school in Ghana, West Africa.
Mrs. Viau has been serving on the Teacher Advisory Panel for the “Measures of Effective Teaching” project sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the past two years. She served on a state-wide educator panel regarding “Review of Assessment Design and Content Specificiations for New York Performance Assessmens for Teachers and School Building Leaders” for Evaluation Systems of Pearson. She is a member of the Global Association of Teachers of Economics, the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (“NCTM”) and serves on the Board of Directors of Educators 4 Excellence.
Mrs. Viau currently teaches Advanced Placement Statistics, Statistics, and AP Microeconomics. Based on number of African-American and Hispanic students who earned the ‘passing’ grade of 3, 4 or 5 on the May 2010 AP Exam, her AP classes for the 2009-2010 school year ranked #1 and #2 (missing the #1 spot by only one student) for AP Microeconomics and AP Statistics, respectively.
Updated 4/12/11: removed the mysterious references to an upcoming project and linked to our app/analysis contest.