As the current Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator for Griffin Spalding County Schools in Georgia, I see myself as a teacher advocate, Every chance I get, I advocate that teachers 1) receive adequate training to do what is expected of them, 2) are provided the time and space to collaborate in settings that are professional and supportive, and 3) are provided resources that adequately support rigorous mathematics instruction. I am passionate about changing how students experience mathematics, especially those from marginalized groups, and advocate for mathematics instruction that develops all students as mathematical thinkers and problem-solvers.
I can still recall attending my first NCSM Conference in 2013. I was amazed at the quality of all the sessions but was even more impressed by the opportunities that I had to engage with the math education leaders that I had long admired. It was then that I recognized that I needed to be a part of this powerful organization. Being on the NCSM board has been such a rewarding experience. I have learned so much from my colleagues and look forward to helping our organization live out its mission to engage in leadership that supports, sustains, and inspires high quality mathematics teaching and learning every day for each and every learner.