NCSM Leadership Academy 2021

Bold Mathematics Leaders: NCSM 2021 Virtual Summer Leadership Academy

Ensuring Equitable Practices through BOLD Mathematics Leadership

Advocate. Empower. Design. Monitor

June 28-30, 2021

For PK-16 mathematics education leaders, teams and individuals

Here are the Essential Questions we will be answering over the three days of learning;

How will we ensure equitable practices through instructional leadership and coaching in order to improve student access and achievement in mathematics?

  • For students – How will we Advocate for equitable practices to increase student access and achievement for each and every learner?
  • For teachers – How will we Empower teachers to leverage a shared vision focused on equity for mathematics instruction and build collective efficacy with content and pedagogical knowledge?
  • For leaders – How will we Design, implement, and Monitor structures to ensure equitable practices at the classroom, school, and systemic levels through instructional leadership and coaching?
  • For All – How do we challenge unproductive beliefs in order to strengthen student identities and improve student outcomes?

Registration includes the following resources:

  • NCSM Essential Actions: Framework for Leadership in Mathematics Education
  • A pdf of the materials for the three days of learning
  • An interactive agenda with links to all the resources after the event

Join us as an individual or bring your team to expand your professional learning network while working virtually using the wealth of materials provided to develop a strategic plan personalized to your vision for math instruction and coaching. Mathematics leaders will leave equipped to develop a shared vision for mathematics instruction, implement high leverage teaching strategies, develop coaching structures, and monitor student learning for ALL students through an equity lens. If you are a teacher leader, coach, department chair, administrator or supervisor you won’t want to miss out on these three days of learning!


NOTE: Space is limited for the 2021 NCSM Virtual Summer Leadership Academy. The first 100 registrants will receive a swag box with gifts from NSCM and our sponsors.


Date Times
Day 1 Monday, June 28, 2021 11:00 AM (EDT) to 5:00 PM(EDT)
Day 2 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:00 AM (EDT) to 5:00 PM(EDT)
Day 3 Wednesday, June 30, 2021 11:00 AM (EDT) to 4:15 PM(EDT)


Save the Date Flyer
Summer Leadership Academy Agenda
Justification Toolkit

Who Should Attend:

Aspiring and/or current mathematics leaders and coaches who want to:

  • Focus on creating equitable mathematics classrooms and structures
  • Advocate for equitable practices in mathematics teaching and learning
  • Challenge unproductive beliefs through self reflection and coaching conversations
  • Enhance coaching skills and grow as a professional through networking

Bring a Team!

Teams are especially encouraged to attend, as the Summer Academy provides an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate on site work to identify next steps for coaching goals for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Teams of teachers and leaders will find the academy especially powerful.
  • Team registration rates provide a perfect incentive for teams to attend.
  • Every individual will leave inspired, motivated, and prepared for 2021-2022
  • Academy presenters will provide the guidance, time, and tools for teams (and individuals) to work together to create school wide visions and plans for math instruction.
  • While everyone will leave the academy with a plan tailored to implement change, teams will leave with a common plan they can implement together.

NCSM Federal Tax ID: 39-1556438

Registration Payment Options

You may register online, by fax, or by mail.

Register online for the Summer Leadership Academy.

You may pay for registration by check, purchase order, or credit card: MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. You may only use a check or Purchase Order if you are mailing your registration by way of the US Mail. Please note: If registering by purchase order, payment is due one week prior to the academy you plan to attend. NCSM does not accept purchase orders for membership dues.

Registration Fees

Individual Rate 

NCSM Member $119
Non-Member $149

Team Rate  (a team is three or more people)

NCSM Member $90
Non-Member $134

**Registering After Registration Deadlines

NCSM academies 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. 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. Allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Registration becomes effective only when payment is received. If you have not received your registration confirmation within a week of the academy you’ve registered for, call NCSM Office at (303) 317-6595.

Login instructions and the link for the virtual seminar will be distributed during the week prior to the scheduled event.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Virtual Seminars registration is nonrefundable. If you miss any sessions they will be recorded and made available to you.

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 a Dean of Students for a Pre-K through Eighth Grade School, and a former Elementary STEM Supervisor, 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 the district she has presented at NCSM, NCTM, ATOMIC, Trinity College and Central Connecticut State University on mathematics teaching and learning in elementary school. She is an author and on the mathematics advisory board for Ed Reports. 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.

Jenny Novak

Jenny Novak

Jennifer Rose Novak is currently the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Howard County Public Schools in Maryland. As curriculum director, she provides leadership in the implementation of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and professional learning for teachers and administrators. In her twenty years of service in public education, Jenny has served as a mathematics teacher, instructional coach, curriculum developer, author, and mathematics coordinator in Howard County, as well as a mathematics education associate for the Delaware Department of Education.

Supporting teacher growth and leadership development through coaching and professional learning is a passion for Jenny. She has designed and delivered a variety of professional learning experiences to support mathematics leaders, coaches, and administrators as critical leaders in mathematics education. She has also served as an adjunct professor for graduate courses for mathematics instructional leadership at McDaniel College and UMBC.

Jenny has served on a number of organizational boards, including MATHCOUNTS (2016-2019), the Delaware Mathematics Coalition (2016-2018), and the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2009-present), for which she served as president (2015-2017). She is currently serving as one of the NCSM Professional Learning Directors (2019-2021).

Jenny earned a bachelor of science in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education from Towson University, and a masters in curriculum and instruction from McDaniel College.