Dr. Peter Garrity
Uganda Administrative Board Member for HELP School
Dr. Peter Garrity is a visiting professor at Teachers College, Columbia University where he teaches Theories of Knowing and Learning Mathematics as well as elementary and secondary mathematics methods courses. Dr. Garrity is a consultant to a number of school districts on Long Island and New York City. He is also a full time professor at Molloy College where he teaches quantitative analysis in the Division of Business. Dr. Garrity has presented at a number of educational conferences on topics ranging from strategies to deepen mathematics understanding to integrating instructional strategies that align with the Common Core to bring ALL students to college and career readiness. He is a consultant to a number of school districts on Long Island and New York City. Dr Garrity has a BA in mathematics and an MA and Ed. D. in mathematics education.
In 2010, Dr. Garrity first traveled to Masese, Uganda as part of the H.E.L.P. International team. He conducted training in mathematics and literacy, and helped organize the HELP Primary School. In 2012 he led a team of senior educators to Uganda where they each conducted 9 hours of professional development in mathematics for the teachers at HELP School and schools in nearby Jinja. Dr. Garrity has continued this training model each time he visits Uganda. Dr. Garrity works closely with the teaching staff at HELP School to align curriculum with Ugandan standards and improve instructional strategies. He also works with the HELP School's PTA and School Management Committee as a liaison between the US Board and the community of Masese. Dr. Garrity serves on H.E.L.P. International's HELP Uganda Board of Directors and the Education Committee.