Improvement Specialist

About Christi


Mathematics Education:

  • Curriculum, Teaching, Coaching

Multilingual Learners:

  • Foundational Understandings, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching & Learning


  • Leadership, Teachers, Coaches

Systems Development:

  • Root Cause Analysis, Strategic Planning, Implementation

Christi Roberts is a school improvement specialist at Ed Direction, working directly with education leaders to improve teaching and learning at scale. Christi has worked in public education for over 27 years as a classroom teacher, teacher leader, and program administrator. In those roles, she was honored with the Milken National Educator Award and was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching twice. Christi holds a National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist and is state-endorsed in English Language Learning and Middle School.

Christi has worked as an educational consultant for districts across the country and internationally. In that time, she has helped over 50 districts and several national organizations in their work to improve student achievement. Christi has presented her research and work at the national conferences for WIDA, NCTM, Learning Forward, NABE, and NAGC. Her doctoral work focused on mathematics and multi-lingual learners.

Christi is an avid runner, reader, traveler, and learner. Her current research involves understanding mathematical teaching practices that support Multi-Lingual Learners in the classroom setting. When Christi is not working with teachers, you can find her traveling the world with her daughters.

Education & Career Highlights

  • Doctorate in Education: Curriculum & Instruction | Major: Mathematics Education | Dissertation: Hispanic Middle School Students and Their Teachers: Perceptions of Three Mathematics Teaching Practices | Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • Montana State University, EdD – Curriculum & Instruction
  • Montana State University, MS – Math Education
  • Pacific Lutheran University, BA – Education
  • 2005: Milken National Educator Award

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