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 2016 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 3, 2016, through May 23, 2016. Please log into your Math Recovery® account to cast your vote by visiting http://www.mathrecovery.org/votes.
New Board Member Nominee Slate:
Megan Kidwell Albuquerque, NM
Megan is a Senior Mathematics Program Specialist with Mathematically Connected Communities (MC2) at New Mexico State University. She supports elementary math instruction and learning by working with teachers in small districts in New Mexico. She has been a Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist since 2005. She became a Math Recovery® Leader in 2006. She completed AVMR Champion, and SNAP Facilitator Trainings. She is a co-author of the 2012 AVMR Course 2 update.
Megan received a B.F.A. in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.A. in Education from the University of New Mexico.
Richard Kitchen Ed.D. Denver, CO
Rick Kitchen is Professor and Kennedy Endowed Chair of Urban Education in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver (DU). Prior to joining the faculty at DU in 2012, Dr. Kitchen was a professor of leadership in mathematics education at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where he held a dual position in the Educational Leadership degree program and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. He is the lead author of one book, the co-editor of two books, and initiated and served as a co-editor of the TODOS: Mathematics for All Research Monograph. He has led many professional development trainings in Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) for elementary school teachers.
Dr. Kitchen earned his doctorate in Mathematics Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a B.A. from the University of Colorado-Denver and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Montana.
Jill Leier West Fargo, ND
Jill is an Elementary Math Curriculum Coordinator for West Fargo Public Schools. She works with teachers to develop curriculum for K-5 mathematics. She coaches teachers and provides professional development for the district. She has been a Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist since 2014. She became a Math Recovery®
Champion and Leader in 2015. She is currently providing training to elementary teachers within West Fargo in AVMR and MRIS. She has also taught primary and intermediate grades for over 25 years.
Jill received her B.A. from Minnesota State University and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Leadership from Minot State University.
Dee Swanson Laramie, WY
Dee is currently a kindergarten teacher. She became a Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist in 2004, a Math Recovery® Leader in 2005, and an Add+VantageMR® Champion in 2006. She has provided in-district Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist and Add+VantageMR® training. She has also worked with Math Recovery® as a consultant.
Dee received her B.A. in Elementary Education and M.S. in Child Development from the University of Wyoming.