I first developed my love for teaching mathematics through the inspiration and dedication of the mathematics and education faculty who inspired me as an undergrad. I taught sixth grade before transitioning to the role of math coach and found that I had a passion for supporting teachers in addition to students to help make math a sense-making, accessible subject for all learners. I spent 15 years in public education before transitioning to higher education in 2018. In my current role of Assistant Professor at UNO, I love being able to help develop the same passion in our future educators. I’m excited to join the NCSM team as the associate journal editor.
I attended my first NCSM conference in 2014, and it was such an amazing experience to connect with other mathematics educational leaders at the national level. I am so grateful to NCSM for putting on high quality programming and bringing in such a wide range of expertise from across the country. Finding this niche was exactly what I needed to deepen my own professional learning to support classroom teachers. I have been fortunate enough to present for NCSM at the annual conference and am looking forward to providing stewardship to our NCSM members in my new role.