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Our Mission

The mission of the Delaware Mathematics Coalition is to identify, endorse, and design high quality synergistic professional learning opportunities and experiences that support the actualization of research-based norms for teaching and learning mathematics. As an organization, the Coalition advocates and supports at the state and district levels for the implementation of these practices in every classroom so that all students gain the mathematics proficiency necessary to graduate having successfully completed a rigorous, meaningful twenty-first century education that prepares them for careers, college, and citizenship.

About Us.

The Delaware Mathematics Coalition (DMC) is a strong alliance of public and charter school mathematics supervisors, higher educators, Department of Education leaders, and representatives from the business community. Monthly meetings of the DMC provide opportunities for the stakeholders to engage in meaningful conversations related to their role as instructional leaders, their mutual efforts to share best practices and problem solve challenges, and their interest in becoming more influential and persuasive leaders.

As a mathematics leadership organization, DMC members envision classrooms in which confident and competent problem solvers flourish; all students are productively engaged in challenging mathematics instruction, and all teachers are supported in their efforts to become more knowledgeable and reflective practitioners. DMC members recognize the tremendous value of professional learning and professional development in leveraging school change and communicate their commitment to their vision and mission through their ongoing support and high engagement in DMC-sponsored programs.

The nucleus of the organization is the district and charter schools in the state with governance of the DMC is supported by the Board of Directors and the DMC Executive Board (EB). The EB consists of district partners from each county in the state, a Charter School member, Department of Education Math Education Associates, a Delaware higher educator of mathematics, the Executive Director of the DMC, and a business leader represented by the Executive Director of the Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education. The team works collaboratively to support the development and evolving progress of the organization’s equity-focused strategic plan, coordinates details regarding monthly meetings, and provide ongoing guidance regarding the coalition’s mission and vision. The Executive Director also serves as the coordinator for the DMC’s statewide and site-based professional learning  and coaching efforts and oversees the work of the DMC Professional Teaching & Learning Team.

Our Leadership Team

DMC Members will vote on the proposed slate (below) of Executive Board Members for 2023-2024 at their November 2nd meeting.

Michelle

Hawley

Brandywine School District

Molli

Carter

Del Tech Community College

Ryan

Harrington

Tech Impact

Kristin

Carmen

Cape Henlopen School District

Philip

Wandless

Smyrna School District

Jamila

Riser

Executive Director

Delaware Math Coalition

Nicole

Marshall

DE Department of Education

Renee

Parsley

DE Department of Education

Randy

Guschl

DFSM

Nell

Jean

Appoquinimink School Leader

Mike

Kijowski

University of Delaware

The Critical Role of Thought Partners & Advisors

Higher education, Department of Education, and members of the business sector, while not voting members of the DMC, serve as critical advisors to the organization. They expand the alliance’s reach and play an integral role in supporting the actualization of the DMC’s equity-centered strategic priorities. 

DMC Executive Board Emeritus Members

 As members of the Emeritus Community, retired leaders  of DMC Executive Board continue to serve as thought partners for the DMC’s ongoing professional learning projects and serve as ambassadors for the DMC’s mission and vision for mathematics, both at the local and state levels. We are honored that the following leaders of mathematics have agreed to serve as Emeritus DMC Executive Board Members.  

Diana

Roscoe

Charlie

Webb

Mike

Kijowski

University of Delaware