Kathlan Latimer

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News from the Western 2 Region
Kathlan Latimer, Western 2 Regional Director
Summer 2018

I hope many of you were able to celebrate NCSM's 50th in Washington, D.C. I thank the conference committees for a fabulous job. Their untiring efforts resulted in a stimulating experience for all who attended. If you were a conference volunteer, thank you also; we could not have had such a superb and enlightening conference without you. Thanks also to those of you who attended the regional caucus; your participation is appreciated. And (yes!) in 2019 the annual conference will be in our ...

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I am both delighted and proud to be a part of the NCSM Board of Directors as the Western Region 2 Director. Our region, which encompasses California, Oregon, Washington and Pacific islands, is large both geographically and in number of members, and our needs are many. There is much to be done to ensure that all of our students have access to the best mathematics education possible. Together we can make a difference, and NCSM can be our conduit. To that end, I look forward to meeting members within Region 2 and reaching out to prospective members to connect them with all of the resources and connections NCSM offers.

Years ago, after twenty-plus years in the classroom, I became a district-level elementary math strategy coach. The position was new with few guidelines. Readily available professional development opportunities that fit my specific needs were few. For the longest time, I did not consider NCSM as an organization to which I should belong. However, the late Kay Gilliland let me know that was not the case.NCSM was for teacher leaders, too. Attending my first NCSM conference I found support, networking opportunities and a wealth of resources that were exactly what I needed. I was glad I followed Kay's advice and guidance. NCSM is for everyone interested in improving student achievement. I value my membership.

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Region: Western US 2

California, Far West: American Samoa, Federated States (Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Island, Palau Islands), Hawaii, Military AP: AFO/FPO, Oregon, Washington


Western Region 2 Team Leaders:

California-Central: Christine Roberts
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California-North: vacant

California-South: Diana Ceja
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California-South: Annette Kitagawa
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Hawaii: Seanyelle Yagi
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Oregon: Mark Freed
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Oregon: Patty Sandoz
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Washington: Sasha Hammond
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