May 2014 Update from the Board Chair

Hello Math Recovery® Professionals:

What an awesome 2014 Conference! Attendees participated in many sessions that expanded, strengthened and enhanced their content knowledge. Math Recovery® has many talented mathematics professionals that shared their expertise with our professional community. Together, we opened many doors to unleash the endless possibilities through active and intentional participation to advance our participants mathematical expertise. Our Twitter newsfeed throughout the conference was robust. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We would love to hear and learn from you and stay connected through our social media resources.

This year's conference hosted many milestones that included the inaugural awarding of the Math Recovery® Pioneer Award. It was fitting to honor Dr. Bob Wright as the first award recipient. The Board of Directors also presented a Slate of Candidates for Board appointment the needs membership support vote. Please log into your Math Recovery® account to cast your vote. Voting is open through May 29, 2014.

Ms. Mollie Grabielson and Ms. Jessica Finely were introduced as our new Instructional Coaches. Our coaches will help us to better shepherd our mission and service our districts, practitioners and students to transform numeracy education.

Scholarship awardees were also announced. Congratulations to our $3,500 Summer Institute Tuition winners: Laurie Barlow for Leader Training, Tim Harms for Champion Training, and Jenny Scholla for Leader Training! There is still time to enroll in the many Summer Institute professional learning sessions:

Intervention Specialist Leader Course: June 22-27, 2014
USMRC Office, Apple Valley, MN
Instructor: Petey MacCarty

Intervention Specialist Course: June 23-26, 2014
USMRC Office, Apple Valley, MN
Instructor: Vicki Breneman

Add+Vantage MR Champion
June 23-27, 2014
USMRC Office, Apple Valley, MN
Instructor: Christina Miller

Deeping the MR Conversation
June 23-24, 2014 or June 25-26, 2014
USMRC Office, Apple Valley, MN
Instructor: Kurt Kinsey

Add+Vantage MR Champion Course
June 28-August 1, 2014
Northern Kentucky University
Instructor: Amy Scheff

You can find more details and registration at

If you didn't hear, we sold Math Recovery® apparel at the conference. We are selling our conference shirts on the website too. The order form has been updated and can be found on the store tab.

This is my last official Board Chair newsletter. My tenure as Board Chair ends in August. I wanted to thank you again for your support, trust and confidence in my leadership. Check out the #MRConf14 Twitter feed, I posted a picture of my appreciation gift along with my thanks to the membership and Board of Directors. It has been an honor to serve the Math Recovery® community to protect and support our mission. See you on Twitter and Facebook.

USMRC Board Chair

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