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 2017 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 take place in May. Please wait for May's newsletter for more information on how to vote.
New Board Member Nominee Slate:
Jonathan D. Bostic, Ph.D.
Jonathan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on problem solving within K-16 contexts, as seen in 37 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 60 presentations since 2011. He has earned more than $2.5 million in grants over the last five years to support professional development of K-12 mathematics teachers, which includes intervention specialists. Jonathan is also an expert within the scope of mathematics assessments and evaluation and validation of them. Prior to his Bowling Green State University appointment, Jonathan taught grade 6 - Algebra, including remediation courses, in Virginia. He passionately believes that everyone is capable of engaging in meaningful mathematical learning and thinking. Jonathan seeks every opportunity to assist others in becoming mathematically proficient citizens capable of solving today and tomorrow’s problems.
Jonathan earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education from the University of Florida in 2011. He completed minors in Research and Evaluation Methodologies and Educational Psychology during his program. Additionally, he successfully finished 18 hours of graduate-level mathematics. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University.
Julie is the Oshkosh Area School District Math Intervention Specialist - Elementary Math Coordinator. She has been a part of Math Recovery® since 2006 when she became a Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist and went on to become an AVMR Champion (2009) and MRIS Teacher Leader (2013). Julie has served as a part time Math Recovery® Instructional Coach and trained teachers from all over Wisconsin in AVMR Course 1 and 2. Julie has a passion for professional development and helping teachers reach the needs of the diverse students they serve.
Julie earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in 1998 and recently completed a principal license certification program (2017).
Anne N. Catena, Ed.D.
Anne N. Catena, Ed.D. is the Director of Professional Development Initiatives with the Program in Teacher Preparation at Princeton University. Anne earned her doctorate in Education Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a M.B.A from Rider University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Lauren Simpson is an Exempt Organizations Associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. She advises clients on corporate governance and fiduciary duties, tax compliance, political intervention and lobbying, organizational structuring, operational policies and procedures, endowment and restricted gift issues and general corporate and tax matters. Clients include private foundations, educational organizations, museums, universities, and other public charities and 501(c) organizations.
Lauren has a LL.M in Taxation from NYU School of Law, J.D. from University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in History from Yale University. She was admitted to the New York Bar.