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Trena L. Wilkerson, At-Large

WilkersonTrenaPosition: 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) (1976–94).

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 Association (SSMA).

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); Outstanding Leadership

Award (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.

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