Professional Biography

Ms. Kinney Grossman has extensive experience in public education both as a teacher and as a teacher educator. She taught English and social studies and worked extensively with ESL students and teachers in New York City public schools. Highlights of this work include developing the curricula for and directing a Saturday School to support English language learners and fostering a partnership with several New York City theater programs for student access to free Broadway shows. During her time in New York, she was one of five teachers who founded a small alternative public school in the Bronx, the Marble Hill School for International Studies, with a grant from New Visions for Public Schools and the Bill Gates Foundation. 

In 2005, Ms. Kinney Grossman began her work with teachers in Philadelphia, as a supervisor for student teachers for Penn GSE and Swarthmore College. Since 2006 she has taught courses in Penn's master's program in secondary education and has served as interim coordinator for secondary education.

Paralleling her work at Penn GSE, Ms. Kinney Grossman is currently the program director for the Philadelphia Area New Teacher Network, an organization that provides support for beginning teachers in the Philadelphia area through induction and mentoring. 

She has also taught English as a foreign language and conducted teacher professional development workshops internationally in Costa Rica and Mongolia.

Research Interests and Current Projects


M.A. (Education, TESOL) Teachers College, Columbia University, 2003.

B.A. (Sociology) University of Vermont, 1996.

Areas of Expertise

Secondary education
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
New teacher induction and support