Lynnea Bahm, Campo Verde High School
Lynnea Bahm is a mathematics teacher and department chair at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, AZ. Lynnea has taught students at all levels from Algebra I to Geometry to Advanced Placement Calculus. In addition to her commitment to students at Campo Verde, Lynnea has participated in professional development projects at Arizona State University and continues to be an outstanding curriculum developer and school leader. Lynnea is passionate about providing students with an interactive classroom environment where they are encouraged to make sense of mathematics and to develop productive problem solving strategies.
Anna Bloxham, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Anna Bloxham has been working with students learning algebraic concepts for twenty years. She has taught middle school, high school and college level courses and has incorporated many methods and strategies to address the learning needs to help her students achieve. Whether it is working with students as they begin their algebraic journey, those who are filling in some missing pieces, or those adding to an already solid understanding, Anna has worked to develop ways to help students increase their understanding. Anna is currently an adjunct faculty member at CGCC.
James Gowdy, Red Mountain High School
James Gowdy, currently the Assistant Principal at Red Mountain High School as well as an adjunct faculty member at CGCC, has served in a variety of leadership roles in K-12 public education: math teacher, grant writer, & secondary principal. He also serves on AdvancED accreditation review teams and facilitates instructional workshops for the Danielson Group. James earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Teaching & Learning.
John Jensen, Rio Salado College
John Jensen is currently Faculty Chair in Mathematics at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, a position he has held for 15 years. Prior to this, he taught high school mathematics for 30 years in Phoenix, Arizona, 25 of them in Advanced Placement Calculus. John has been an AP Calculus reader, table leader and question leader during the past 26 years and has conducted over 250 workshops and institutes in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in 1987; the first Siemens Advanced Placement Award in 1998; Distinguished Service Award (1998) and Exemplar Award (2001) from the College Board; and the Tandy Technology (Radio Shack) Award in 1997. He has contributed to several curricular resources published by the College Board. John holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Fordham University and a Master's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Arizona State University.
Kacie Joyner, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Kacie Joyner is a mathematics faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College where she specializes in teaching students to make sense of algebra. Kacie works tirelessly to create an interactive classroom environment where students are expected to make sense of mathematical ideas and to develop problem solving strategies. In her third year at CGCC, Kacie has also been involved in curriculum design and mathematics education research projects at Arizona State University. In addition to her teaching commitments at CGCC, Kacie leads professional development workshops for K-12 and community college faculty.
Silvia Llamas-Flores, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Silvia Llamas-Flores began her education career as a high school mathematics teacher. Currently, Silvia is residential faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College where she teaches a variety of mathematics courses. Silvia has co-developed and implemented curriculum and professional development programs aimed at increasing teacher knowledge and competence in the teaching of mathematics for the last 17 years. She earned a BS in Mathematics and MA in Education at UCLA, and PhD in Mathematics Education at Arizona State University.
Linda Meng, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Linda Meng is residential Mathematics Faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, teaching calculus courses. She holds a BS degree in Secondary Education from Ottawa University and a MA degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics from Northern Arizona University. Prior to teaching at CGCC, she taught high school mathematics including AP Calculus. Linda is currently involved in mentoring middle school teachers through the Arizona Mathematics Partnership. She also is an AP Calculus exam reader. Linda has been an International Facilitation Fellow for the Dana Center at University of Texas at Austin, training mathematics teachers at schools on military installations overseas.
Roberta Pardo, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Roberta Pardo has been teaching for the past twenty years. She earned her Master's of Secondary Education in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University and taught one year in Flagstaff before moving to Phoenix. She taught nine years at Chandler High School where she was active in all facets of math education. While she was working at the high school she was also an adjunct instructor at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She has been full-time at the college for the past eleven years. In her tenure at the college she has worked almost solely with the students testing at the developmental level, by teaching the developmental math courses, including an accelerated model, and offering workshops to the adjuncts to enhance their teaching of developmental level students. Her most recent work has been implementing the new curriculum to replace the current Pre-Algebra and Beginning Algebra courses.
Milos Podmanik, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Milos Podmanik is a dynamic and innovative mathematics faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. He specializes in teaching Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, and Linear Algebra but also teaches courses at all other levels. In any course he teaches, Milos strives to provide students the opportunity to make sense of mathematical ideas as they make sense of and solve real-world problems. Milos has a unique ability to create challenging situations that allow students access to mathematical thinking which helps them to develop problem solving skills and mathematical understanding.
Kim Schultz. Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Kim Schultz has been sharing her love of mathematics for eleven years throughout all levels of education. She believes that every person has an innate ability to think mathematically if only that passion is ignited. Kim has dedicated the past two years to helping students at CGCC, where she is currently an adjunct faculty member, find the beauty in mathematics, specifically in the domain of algebra.