Position: Professor (mathematics education), Baylor University
(Texas) (1999– )
Education: B.S. (mathematics), Mississippi College; M.Ed.
(mathematics education), Southeastern Louisiana University; Ph.D. (mathematics
education), University of Southern Mississippi.
Previous Experience: Assistant professor (research), Louisiana State
University (LSU) (1994–99); high school mathematics teacher (Louisiana)
Memberships: NCTM, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
(AMTE), AMTE-Texas (AMTE-TX), Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Central
Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CTCTM), TODOS: Mathematics for ALL,
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, School Science and Mathematics
Activities in NCTM: Department editor (2011–14), Quick Reads, Mathematics
Teaching in the Middle School Journal (MTMS); chair (2007–09) and
member (2005–07), MTMS Editorial Panel; member, Program Committee:
Annual Meeting, Indianapolis (2011), and Regional Conference, New Orleans
(2004); reviewer: Mathematics Teacher (MT) (2003–11), Teaching
Children Mathematics (TCM) (2005–08, 2010–11), and Mathematics
Teacher Educator (2011–13); proposal reviewer, research presession
(2009–12); speaker: annual meetings (1998, 2002, 2004–10, 2012–13), regional
conferences (1997–98, 2000, 2004, 2007–08, 2010–12), and research presessions
(2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011); reviewer, NCTM/NCATE Program (2002, 2007,
2010-2013); co-developer and presenter (2002–04), PK–2 Geometry Academy.
Other Activities: AMTE: newsletter editor (2010–14), conference proposal
reviewer (2010–14), communications committee (2011–13), awards committee
(2009–10), program committee (2007, 2009), and monograph editorial review
committee (2011); SSMA: publications committee (2009–15); AMTE-TX: president
(2012–14) and treasurer (2009–11); CTCTM: president (2006–08), vice president
(2011–13), and president-elect (2013-2016).
Publications: "An Appetite for Fractions!" TCM (2013)
and "My Journey toward a New Slant on Slope," MT (2003);
coeditor, Focus Issue on Multiple Representations, MTMS (2008).
Honors: Rachel Hunter Moore Award for Outstanding Woman
Faculty Member, Baylor University, Chi Omega Theta Kappa Chapter (2012);
(2002) and Outstanding Teaching Award (2000), Baylor University, School of
Education; Excellence in Teaching Award, LSU (1997); Outstanding High School
Teacher Award (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1986).
Statement: I love teaching and learning mathematics! I
believe that it is crucial to mix continued mathematics study with effective
professional development and research efforts to gain insight into what works
in all classrooms. We must continue identifying research findings related to
mathematics teaching and learning and leading in efforts to connect findings to
classroom practice. We should continue developing ways to offer teachers and
stakeholders ongoing support for professional learning partnerships.
With the current focus on
accountability, we do not yet fully understand the effects of the Common Core
State Standards for Mathematics, potential assessment pieces, and the impact on
teachers, students, and teacher education. NCTM’s focus on access and equity
makes it a natural organization to bring together partners to ensure equitable
accountability systems and practices. As an advocate for students and teachers,
I support teaching and research collaborations.
To the NCTM Board I will bring
experience from the K–12 classroom and in teacher education, along with
enthusiasm for mathematics and mathematics education that supports quality and
access for all students and teachers.