Please join us in welcoming the following new employees.
Laurie Karl, who completed her 29th year in District 196 in Minnesota as a second grade teacher in June before joining the USMRC full time. During her tenure in the district she also was a math coach for 14 years, was an Add+VantageMR® (AVMR) champion and was an MRIS teacher in addition to teaching multiple grades.
Christy Lyle, who prior to becoming an Instructional Coach for USMRC, served as an instructional coach supporting incoming secondary teachers in Kodiak Island Borough School District, Alaska. Before that, she worked as a math specialist, interventionist, coach, and middle school math teacher. Joining the USMRC team feels like coming home!
Sherry Thompson, who prior to starting her position with the US Math Recovery Council® was employed by Sheridan County School District #2 in Sheridan, Wyoming as a Strength in Number Intervention Specialist. Before stepping into that position, she worked for Wyoming Indian Elementary School as a Math Coordinator and Intervention Specialist.
Kate Anderson, who prior to joining the US Math Recovery Council®, worked in Fairfax County Schools in Virginia, as a Division Level Instructional Coach and as the Math Recovery® Champion. Along with facilitating AVMR and MRIS courses, Kate's role was to design and facilitate professional development to individual schools, clusters of schools, and division-wide, around mathematics content, teacher leadership, collaborative team cycle and development, and strong instructional practices across content areas. Additionally, Kate facilitated meetings and retreats for the FCPS leadership team, various departments, and community groups.
Dr. Amy L. Cook, who held an administrator position for Republic R3 Schools in Republic, MO. She was Director of Federal Programs and Students Support Services in charge of the implementation of services (including math and reading intervention, gifted, ELL) to ensure academic success for all students.
Research & Evaluation Specialist:
Dr. Pam Tabor, who worked part time with Hartford County Public Schools as a school-based math specialist and coach, grant administrator, and teacher of gifted and talented students after the district eliminated math specialists. She co-authored Developing Number Knowledge with Bob Wright and Dave Ellemor-Collins as well as co-authoring some journal articles with Bob Wright and USMRC member Jonathan Thomas. She was also a contracted researcher on a fidelity of implementation project with the Kentucky Center of Mathematics.
Dr. Tabor recently explored early retirement and determined that she wasn't ready for it. During her short-lived retirement, she discovered genetic genealogy which she now uses as a volunteer to help adoptees find their birth families.