Dear US Math Recovery Council® Members:
The Board Development Committee, on behalf of the US Math Recovery® Board of Directors, is pleased to introduce the 2015 Slate of Nominees for the membership's vote. Membership will vote either yes or no on the entire slate, not on individual candidates. We have worked hard vetting the recommendations received to create the slate with consideration to the specific skills and expertise of the individuals who will be responsible to shepherd the organization's future growth, capacity and sustainability. Please review the Nominee Slate below. Voting will be open from May 8, 2015 to May 29, 2015. Please log into your Math Recovery® account to cast your vote by visiting http://www.mathrecovery.org/votes.
New Board Member Nominee Slate:
Amy Hurley, Albuquerque, NM
Amy is an independent math education consultant who spends time coaching teachers, working with kids and with parents. She has been a Math Recovery® Specialist since 2003. She became a Math Recovery® Leader in 2005. She worked for the Albuquerque Public Schools as a classroom teacher (grades k, 2, 3, and 4), a math intervention teacher and as the District Coordinator for the Math Recovery® Program. She was part of the Exxon Leader Grant for Math Education in APS. She also has worked for the United States Math Recovery® Council as part of the office staff as well as writing curriculum.
She received her Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico.
Jonathan Thomas, Ed.D., Highland Heights, KY
Jonathan is an Assistant Professor, Elementary Mathematics Education, at Northern Kentucky University. His research is in the areas of Teacher Noticing, Quantitative Imagery, and Learning Trajectories, and he has twice received funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct studies in these areas. He is currently serving as the lead investigator on a multi-institutional team focused on better supporting children's growth in early algebraic thinking. He is also interested in many other aspects of teaching and learning including child-teacher interaction patterns and the nature of educational policymaking. Prior to his NKU faculty appointment, he served as a mathematics intervention specialist working with struggling elementary and middle-grades students in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and during this time was immersed in Math Recovery® professional development experiences including MRIS, AVMR, and several advanced courses at summer institutes.
Dr. Thomas earned his doctorate in Mathematics Education, at the University of Cincinnati. He has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky and a M.Ed. in educational leadership also from the University of Cincinnati.
Amy Paladino, Oak Creek, WI
Amy is a math specialist, coach, and team leader for the School District of Cudahy in Wisconsin. She will be completing a mentoring/coaching certificate at Cardinal Stritch University in the spring. She is an Instructional Specialist in the Math/Science Education Research department of UW-Milwaukee and a district advisor and participant in the Core Math Partnership. Amy received her Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist certification in 2012 and became an AVMR Champion in 2013. She has trained multiple AVMR I and II courses within her district.
Amy has a BA in elementary education with an emphasis in math and an MA in teaching from Cardinal Strich University.
Deb Farley, New York, NY
Deb has been a Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist since 2009. She is a math specialist for grades K through 4th at an independent Catholic School in Old Westbury, NY. She has received formal training as a Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist and completed AVMR Champion, and SNAP Facilitator Trainings.
Deb has a M. ED. in Elementary Mathematics from Brooklyn College and a B.A. in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Deb is currently a Board Member filling a vacated seat.