Cathy Caroll is a nationally recognized leader in the mathematics education community and works with teachers and leaders throughout the country in mathematics professional development and leadership development. Cathy coauthoredLearning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development, a video-based curriculum for developing leaders of mathematics professional development. She is currently co-Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation-funded project, Researching Mathematics Leader Learning, and lead evaluator for WestEds evaluation of Intel Math. Cathy served as mathematics content specialist forTeachers as Learners: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development in Science and Mathematics. Previously, she was director of the Mathematics Renaissance Leadership Alliance, an initiative funded by the California Department of Education to develop teacher leadership and administrative support for quality mathematics programs. Earlier she served as associate director for Mathematics Renaissance K12 and regional director for the Middle Grades Mathematics Renaissance. Cathy also has nearly twenty years experience teaching middle school mathematics in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Senior Project Director in the Mathematics, Science & Technology program at WestEd.
Sarah Cremer contributes to the development, implementation, and research of mathematics and science curricula. She is currently developing curriculum for theAlgebraic Interventions for Measured Achievement(AIMA) program. AIMA is an algebra intervention curriculum funded by the U.S. Department of Educations Institute of Education Sciences (IES) that targets specific algebraic learning trouble spots. She also participates in projects related to teacher education and preparation, and assessment development and application. She has presented nationally on mathematics learning and teaching. She has taught mathematics to elementary, middle, and high school students at all levels of achievement and in school and after-school settings. Her primary areas of interest include student and teacher learning within the classroom. She received a BS in mathematics from Bates College and an MA in mathematics education from the University of California, Berkeley. Sarah is a Research Assistant for the Mathematics, Science, & Technology program at WestEd.
Mardi A. Gale is a curriculum developer, and designs and facilitates professional development at WestEd. She is the principal author of theAim for Algebraintervention curriculum and the director of the professional development supporting the program. She contributed to theIdaho Guidebook for Math and Science Educators: Making Content Accessible to English Learners, in collaboration with John Carr. After more than 20 years of teaching and facilitating professional development, Mardi was invited to be a regional director for the Middle Grades Mathematics Renaissance, a component of Californias State Systemic Initiative. She served as a regional director for the Mathematics Renaissance K12 program, then as an associate director for the Mathematics Renaissance Leadership Alliance. As an instructor for math content courses for teachers at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mardi worked with teachers at all levels to enhance their mathematical content knowledge. She has participated in many facets of cutting edge assessment, as a member of the Mathematics Development Team for the California Assessment Program and the New Standards Project. Mardi was also honored as presenter at the National Summit for Assessment. At WestEd, she was an evaluator of the California Mathematics Professional Development Institutes and participates as a consultant at academic audits for the Comprehensive School Assistance Program.
Rachel Lagunoff develops, reviews, and aligns standards and assessments, with a focus on improving the academic outcomes of English learners. She has provided expertise in research studies and services for several states, as well as national groups. She was a reviewer for theFramework for High-Quality English Language Proficiency Standards and Assessmentsand is coauthor of the bestsellingMap of Standards for English LearnersandMaking Science Accessible to English Learners: A Guidebook for Teachers. She was codeveloper of English language development (ELD) standards and supportingIdaho Map of Standards for English Learners, as well as theIdaho Guidebook for Math and Science Educators: Making Content Accessible to English Learners. She has taught university courses in linguistics, applied linguistics, and English as a second language. She received an MA in teaching English as a second language and a PhD in applied linguistics, both from the University of California, Los Angeles. Rachel is Senior Research Associate for the Assessment and Standards Development Services program at WestEd.