Suzy Koontz

Math and Movement

Suzy Koontz, Founder, and CEO of Learn Thru Movement, is an actuary, an educational consultant, a math teacher, and the creator of Math & Movement, Movement & Literacy, and over 200 kinesthetic teaching tools. As the author of over 20 books, Suzy’s passion is helping students recognize their ability to learn and lead healthier lives while achieving academic success. Suzy’s mission is for ALL students to be on grade level in math and reading. As a national presenter for schools, conferences, and PTA/O, Suzy shares how movement-based learning can assist in accomplishing this goal. Suzy’s work has been featured in television, radio, and print. Suzy and her team have worked with schools in 46 states across the country. They have implemented movement-based learning programs in some of the largest school districts across the country including San Francisco Unified School District, New York City School District, Rochester City School District, Katy Independent School District, and more. Suzy is the vice president and one of the founding board members of the National Math Foundation (NMF), a 501(c)3 whose mission is to foster exercise, healthy eating, and learning through movement as a means to develop a community of math literate members. The NMF is collaborating with organizations across the country in math and literacy-focused research projects with the goal of better understanding the efficacy of movement and physical activity on developing math and reading fluency. Suzy is the co-author of an upcoming ASCD book that will be published in 2024. The book will share the research behind movement-based learning and provide numerous game-like activities.