Annine Crystal

Assistant Teaching Professor


Annine Crystal, Ed.D. is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern University in the Innovative Teaching and Learning concentration. Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Dr. Crystal served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, building leader, curriculum supervisor, and most recently as the assistant superintendent of a mid-sized K-12 public school district in Connecticut. She has also been an instructor in the University of Connecticut NEAG School of Education’s Principal Preparation Program (UCAPP) as well as in the University of St. Joseph’s master's degree in education program.

Dr. Crystal’s areas of interest include creating authentic and meaningful professional learning experiences for educators, coaching as a lever for change, and design thinking with a focus on universal design for learning. She is passionate about the role of coaching and embedded professional learning as transformational to school leadership and instruction along with the authentic application of universally designed project- and problem-based learning experiences. Dr. Crystal is also a proponent of the use of video as a powerful tool for reflective practice.


Dr. Crystal earned a master's degree in Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning from American International College.