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Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Steps for Mathematics Education Leaders.

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Diane Briars

NCSM President
NCSM

Diane J. Briars, is a mathematics education consultant and Co-Director of the Algebra Intensification Project. Previously, she was Mathematics Director for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Under her leadership, the Pittsburgh Schools made significant progress in increasing student achievement through standards-based curricula, instruction and assessment. She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, M.S. and B.S. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and did post-doctoral study in the Psychology Department of Carnegie-Mellon University. She began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher.

Suzanne Mitchell

NCSM President - Elect
NCSM

Suzanne Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and she is also the Program Director for the U. S. Department of Education’s Improving Teacher Quality grant funds for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. She has served on the NCSM Board of Directors for the past three years as the Southern 2 Regional Director.  Previously, she was a mathematics educator for 40 years in Pulaski County Special School District in Little Rock, Arkansas and also mathematics and science coordinator in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. She is In addition she is the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition.