David Sills

  • Professor of Education
  • Division: Education

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

  • Involved , interested students

  • Collegial faculty

  • Freedom to experiment

Academic Interests

  • Math education and math methods

  • Special Education

  • Formative Assessment

What I am working on

  • Methods of formative assessment in the math classroom

  • The new Common Core Curriculum in mathematics

  • Incorporating use of manipulatives and real life experiences in the math classroom

  • Communication enabling understanding in the math classroom

Educational Philosophy

All students deserve to be exposed to a full curriculum in order to enable them to meet  and exceed their potential. Differentiation of instruction is vital. Students should be exposed to a variety of experiences.

Educational Background

  • B.A., M.A. (Education)

  • M.S. (Special Education)

  • P.D. (School Administration and Supervision)

  • Former elementary school and middle school teacher.

  • Former school Principal and Assistant Principal

  • Former Committee on Special Education chairperson

  • Member of various professional associations

Additional Information

  • Advisor, Molloy Education Club

  • Molloy liaison, Nassau County Teachers of Mathematics and the annual Make Math Counts Conference

  • Presentations relating to the Molloy Lesson Plan and Response to Intervention (RTI)

  • Peer reviewer, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics publications

  • Peer reviewer, Pearson math and language arts publications