Officers


President

Janet Bryson

Janet has loved learning and teaching mathematics all her life. She's taught high school, university, professional development, and currently middle school students. She is passionate about helping math makes sense to students and teachers, her faith and family (including 2 dogs who think they're people), and making jewelry. Janet loves being part of GLAMC with others dedicated to empowering students to enjoy and use mathematics.

Vice President

Theodore Sagun

Theodore Sagun is a mathematics consultant for the UCLA Mathematics Project at Center X. He has worked as a mathematics specialist and a secondary mathematics teacher. He was also assigned to contribute to the California Mathematics Framework. He earned his doctorate at the University of Southern California, was a Mary Forchic Fellow at Stanford University, and has been with the Greater Los Angeles Mathematics Council for 4 years.

Secretary

Tere Hirsch

My name is Tere Hirsch. My main focus is making sure that all students have access to this curriculum, especially English Learners. My passion is sharing my expertise with new and in service teachers as we journey into a new era in education. After teaching Middle School math for 35 years in Montebello USD, I retired in 2008. For the last 7 years I’ve served as secretary for GLAMC as we are embarked on a course toward implementation of the CA State Standards in Mathematics. I’m proud to continue to take part in this collaboration.

Victoria Waite

I have taught 5th grade in the Whittier City School District for the past 14 years. During my time here, I have given additional time and effort to study some of the most effective ways of teaching math to my students. I was involved in a 3-year math grant called Equal M. After that, I applied to the Cotsen Art of Teaching, and was awarded a 2-year fellowship. During my fellowship I continued my study of how children learn mathematics. I have incorporated CGI strategies in my classroom, as well as number strings, quality questioning, and promoting a growth mindset, just to name a few. I attend NCTM, CMC, and GLAMC events whenever I can.

Lynda Sanchez

My name is Lynda Sanchez and I am a new Algebra teacher at Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood. I joined GLAMC hoping to connect with other like-minded Mathematics teachers who desire to grow as professionals, particularly in this new technological age. I studied Mathematics and American Studies at UC Santa Cruz and recieved my Bachelors degree. I later earned my teaching credential in Mathematics at the University of Redlands. In my free time I am active in my Christian faith, I enjoy playing softball and working out at the gym.

Manuel Chavez

Hi. My Name is Manuel Chavez. I have been a math educator for over 20 years. More than half of that time I served as classroom teacher, the rest of the time I have been a math coach at a couple of different high schools. Currently, I’m math coach at West Adams Preparatory High School. Throughout this time, I have been actively involved with teacher PD and training. Over the last 10 years I have participated in math education activities including professional conferences such as NCTM, NCSM, CMC, CTA and GLAMC. I have also been a presenter at some of these professional conferences. This is my third 2-year term serving as a board member for GLAMC. It has been a great constructive experience serving GLAMC members through my work with the organization. Thank you for your support. I look forward to another great year of professional growth and networking with GLAMC members.

Christina Moore

I am a Mathematics Practitioner; being an Assistant Principal serving two Elementary Schools in LAUSD pays the bills. Along with my administrative duties, I provide comprehensive mathematics training for teachers andadministrative staff. I am a self-proclaimed Catherine Fosnot and Jo Boaler Supergroupie! Their hands-on investigations, Number Strings, growth mindset schema are powerful strategies that help students become passionate about mathematics. I am an active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). I’m proud to declare, I will be presenting Talk Number to Me: The Ratio Table through the lens of equity and access at NCTM in San Antonio, Texas next April (2017). I serve as the West Regional Representative of the Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA); affiliate of NCTM. I represent Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Western Canada. BBA advocates for African-American children to have equitable opportunities to study and achieve in mathematics. I have partnered with the National Society of Black Engineers to charter a NSBE Jr. Chapter in Baldwin Hills. We will meet twice a month doing STEM projects with students 3rd-8th grade. I am a Board Member of the California Mathematics Council South (CMCS). I Chair of the Equity and Access Committee for CMCS.