After teaching at an independent school in St. Louis, Dr. Remillard earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, with a focus on mathematics teaching and learning. While at Michigan State, Dr. Remillard taught mathematics in a Lansing public elementary school and coordinated professional development activities in mathematics at the school. In 1994, she joined the faculty of the University of Utah. In the fall of 1997, she joined the faculty of Penn GSE, where she serves as one of the primary faculty in the Teacher Education program and in the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division.
In 1999, Remillard was awarded an Early Career research grant from the National Science Foundation to support her project “Learning to Teach Mathematics in Urban Classrooms.” Since then, she has directed a number of studies focusing on mathematics teaching and curriculum in the U.S. She is also involved in international, comparative research on mathematics curriculum, currently collaborting with researers from Belgium and Sweden. She regularly participates in cross-national exchanges on teaching and teacher education, most recently with educators from China and South Korea.
Remillard has held a number of leadership roles in mathematics education in the U.S. She was appointed to serve on the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNC/MI), authorized by the National Academy of Science, in 2009; in 2013, she was appointed USNC/MI chair for a two-year term. In 2014, she began a two-year term as co-chair of AERA’s Special Interest Group in Research in Mathematics Education.