Information accurate as of 8-10-2019 -- subject to change without notice

Empower Coaches and Teacher Leaders as Agents of Change for ALL Learners

For All Mathematics Education Leaders - team and individuals!

Nashville, TN
October 2, 2019

Des Moines, IA
November 18, 2019


LocationRegistrationStart and End Time * Lunch is included
Nashville, TN7:00-8:00 am8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Iowa8:15-9:00 am9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Have one day to spare for your professional growth? Spend the day with NCSM!
Seminar presenters will actively engage and guide participants through adaptable research-informed practices, strategies, models, and concepts that effective mathematics education leaders need to know and integrate into their work. Leave the seminar inspired and with practical ideas and actions that will prepare you to lead, coach and support others throughout the year.

Join other bold mathematics leaders as we strive to build mathematically competent students.

Fall Seminar Features
The focus of each fall seminar is to support mathematics leaders to become agents of change and improve student achievement in mathematics through the framework for leadership in mathematics education and coaching.

Participants will:

  • Advocate for all learners by learning how to develop a vision for math instruction.
  • Learn research-based teaching strategies using expert resources for mathematics coaching.
  • Utilize the leadership framework and instructional practices from the NCSM Essential Actions series to create an action plan.
  • Grow your math leadership expertise by networking with math leaders from other regions, states, and countries

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The 2019 NCSM Fall Seminar registration is limited based on available space.

SeminarCityLocationDateRegistration Deadline
Empower Coaches and Teacher Leaders as Agents of Change for ALL LearnersNashville,TNOmni Nashville Hotel 250 5th Avenue S
Nashville, TN
(capacity: 120ppl rounds)
October 2, 2019September 25, 2019
Empower Coaches and Teacher Leaders as Agents of Change for ALL LearnersDes Moines, IAHuxley Learning Center, 1551 IA-210, Huxley, IA 50124
(capacity: 120)
November 18, 2019November 11, 2019

** Deadlines
NCSM seminars do fill completely before deadlines, so register soon after registration opens. NCSM will accept registrations after deadlines on a space available basis and with a per person late fee.

Please contact NCSM Office (303-317-6595) to check availability. It is recommended that you not make any travel arrangements prior to determining space availability. Registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received.

You Should Attend if:

  • You are an aspiring or seasoned mathematics education leader, department chair, teacher, coach, supervisor or administrator; and
  • You want to lead your school and district toward student success by ensuring high expectations and access to meaningful mathematics learning for every student.
  • Equity is a foundational element of being a mathematics leader. Leadership for equity requires action to remove barriers and provide all students with access to rigorous, meaningful curriculum taught by highly effective teachers. Toward this end, mathematics education leaders must have a clear, shared vision of mathematics teaching and learning that embraces high achievement for all students. The leader must recognize and support beliefs and mindsets of adults and students such that each and every student has opportunities and support to learn mathematics.

Bring a Team!

Teams are encouraged to attend, as the seminar provides an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate and network with other leaders in order to enhance your team practices.

  • Teams of teachers and leaders will work collaboratively to bring a common understanding around the math leadership framework and coaching practices that will impact change.
  • Teams will work together to select tools they can bring back into their district.
  • Seminar presenters will provide guidance for teams throughout the day.
  • Teams will leave motivated, empowered and prepared to implement high leverage practices into their current coaching programs and School Improvement Teams.

Register online for the Fall Leadership Seminars

Nashville, TN
October 2, 2019

Des Moines, IA
November 18, 2019


Registration Payment Options

Use the online form - links above - to register for the program and pay by check, purchase order, or credit card: MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. If you want to pay by check you will select the invoice me later option. If you want to pay by Purchase Order you simply submit your Purchase Order information into the form.

Please note: If registering to pay by purchase order or check, payment is due one week prior to the academy you plan to attend. NCSM does not accept purchase orders for membership dues.

Registration Dates and Deadlines for early, advance and onsite rates:

 Early Advance Onsite
Omni Nashville Hotel
250 5th Avenue S
Nashville, TN
September 6, 2019September 25, 2019(based on availability)
DesMoines, IA
Huxley Learning Center
October 25, 2019November 11, 2019(based on availability)

Team Rate (a team is three or more people)

NCSM Member$110pp$135pp$160pp
Non- Member$180pp$205pp$230pp

Individual Rate

NCSM Member$125$150$175
Non- Member$200$225$250

*Registering After Registration Deadlines

NCSM seminars do fill completely before deadlines, so register promptly. NCSM will accept registrations on a space available basis.

Please contact NCSM Office (303-317-6595) to check availability. It is recommended that you not make any travel arrangements prior to determining space availability and you secure your registration. Registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received.

Registration Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation, which will serve as a receipt, if you've included an email address in your profile. Registration becomes effective only when payment is received. If you have not received your registration confirmation within a week of the seminar you've registered for, call NCSM Office at (303) 317-6595.

Cancellation Policy - Nashville, October 2

All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing to . Membership dues are not refundable. NCSM will refund registration fees following the schedule below:

80%If requested by: September 6
50%If requested from September 7 - 25
$0 If requested after September 25

Cancellation Policy - Iowa, November 18

All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing to . Membership dues are not refundable. NCSM will refund registration fees following the schedule below:

80%If requested by: October 25
50%If requested from October 26 - November 11
$0 If requested after November 11

Des Moines, IA, November 18

We are hosting the Iowa Fall Seminar at the Huxley Learning Center and have not contracted with a hotel for rooms.

Below are recommended Hotels near the Huxley Learning Center you can consider when making your hotel reservations.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: The Huxley learning center is roughly 11 miles from the hotels listed below. If you are flying to this event, please plan your travel accommodations accordingly. Rates are as of 7/30/19-- not guaranteed rates, no group blocking.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Ankeny $116*

Courtyard by Marriott Des Moines Ankeny $131*

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ankeny-Des Moines $111*

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson $91*

Nashville, TN, October 2, 2019

Omni Nashville Hotel
250 5th Avenue S
Nashville, TN

NCSM has coordinated a room block with NCTM since this seminar immediately precedes the NCTM Regional Conference & Expo in Nashville.

Please use the NCTM Room Block to make a reservation using this link:

IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: There is limited availability in this room block, please book ASAP!

RoomSingle Rate
Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown$249
Omni Nashville Hotel$279
Hilton Nashville Downtown - SOLD OUT$259


Self-parking is available at the Music City Center garage adjacent to the hotel for $24+ tax per day with in/out privileges. The garage entrance is on Sixth Avenue between Korean Veterans Boulevard and Demonbreun. Inform the Front Desk upon check-in for further instruction.

Daily Valet:
0-4 Hours - $20
4-10 Hours - $24
Overnight Valet:
$45 + tax with in/out privileges
Driving directions, parking, and transportation options:

For NCSM Membership or Seminar Registration Information and Questions

NCSM Office
2851 S. Parker Rd. #1210
 Aurora, CO 80014
Phone(303) 317-6595 (not a TTY number)
Fax(303) 200-7099

For Housing Information and Questions

Contact your hotel directly.

For All Other Matters

Jacqueline Palmquist, and Georgina Rivera , Professional Learning Directors

Mona Toncheff

Mona Toncheff

Mona Toncheff, an education consultant and author, worked as both a mathematics teacher and as a mathematics specialist for the Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona. In the latter role, she coached and provided professional development to high school teachers and administrators related to quality mathematics teaching and learning and working in effective collaborative teams. She currently serves as a supervisor teacher for the University of Arizona Teach Program.

Mona has supervised the culture change from teacher isolation to professional learning communities, creating articulated standards and relevant district common assessments and providing ongoing professional development on best practices, equity and access, technology, response to intervention, high-quality grading practices, and assessment for learning.

As a writer and consultant, Mona works with educators and leaders nationwide to build collaborative teams, empowering them with effective strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure all students receive high-quality mathematics instruction.

Mona is the current resident of NCSM - Leadership in Mathematics Education and has served NCSM in the roles of secretary (2007-2008), director of Western Region 1 (2012-2015), Second Vice-President (2015-2016), First Vice President (2016-2017), Marketing and E-news Editor (2017-2018), and President-elect (2018-2019). In addition to her work with NCSM, Mona has served as the president of Arizona Mathematics Leaders (2016-2018) and is the current past-president. She was named 2009 Phoenix Union High School District Teacher of the Year and in 2014, she received the Copper Apple Award for leadership in mathematics from the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

Mona earned a bachelor of science from Arizona State University and a master of education in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Georgina Rivera

Georgina Rivera

Georgina Rivera is currently the elementary STEM Supervisor for Bristol Public Schools in Connecticut. She has also served as an Interim Dean of Students for a Pre-K through Eighth Grade School, District Wide Math Coach, and started her career as a Middle School Mathematics teacher. She provides professional development and coaching focused on high quality math instruction, building professional learning teams, and culturally relevant math practices. During her coaching roles, she also served on school leadership teams to help develop a vision around mathematics instruction, create action steps for improving math instruction and monitored student progress through the use of common formative and summative assessments. She created the mathematics model for collaboration and coaching that is currently being used across her district in order to improve mathematics teaching and learning.

In addition to her work in district she has presented at NCSM, NCTM, ATOMIC, Trinity College and Central Connecticut State University on mathematics teaching and learning in elementary school. She was the recipient of the Bristol Teacher of the Year award and the first recipient of the Charlene Tate-Nichols award for contributions to mathematics education in the state of Connecticut. She is also on the NCSM- Leadership in Mathematics Education board as the Professional Learning Director (2019-2021).

Georgina earned a bachelor of science in elementary education, a master's in math education and a masters in math educational leadership all from Central Connecticut State University.

Jackie Palmquist

Jackie Palmquist

Jackie Palmquist, Currently the chair of Mathematics for Metea Valley High School in Illinois. With a passion for teaching and leading she ensures that ALL students have access to high quality math education. She volunteers, presents and leads with local, state and national math organizations. Jackie has brought Number Talks to the high schools and middle schools in her district and is the author of Number Talks for High school book series at

In her 3rd year as Director of Professional Learning for NCSM, the premier mathematics leadership organization, Jackie has led events focused on Leading in mathematics through a lens of equity and social justice in mathematics teaching as well as building leadership through math coaches.

Jackie earned a bachelor of mathematics education from North Central College, a masters in educational leadership from Aurora University and is a National Board Certified Teacher.

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