Meet the Authors

Introducing the Authors of Ready Classroom Mathematics

Ready Classroom Mathematics was developed by our authors and advisors to be rigorous for students yet manageable for teachers. The program connects the latest research to practical classroom application to provide differentiated, equitable instruction that meets the needs of all students.

Mark Ellis, Ph.D.

Awards and Key Positions

  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee, NCTM
  • Department Chair and Professor, Education, CSU–Fullerton
  • Distinguished Faculty, College of Education, CSU–Fullerton
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Research to Practice Award, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

Publications and Advisory Focus

  • Coauthor of Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments, K–6
  • Equitable and inclusive practices in mathematics education
  • Culturally responsive mathematics teaching and learning
  • Preparation of teachers of mathematics
  • History of school mathematics in the United States

Whitepapers:

Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D.

Awards and Key Positions

  • Dean and Professor of Mathematics Education, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
  • Professor of Mathematics Education, University of South Florida, 1998–2016
  • Board of Directors, NCTM, 2012–2015
  • Board of Directors, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2008–2011
  • Mathematics Teacher, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Publications and Advisory Focus

  • Coauthor of Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners and Mathematical Literacy: Helping Students Make Meaning in the Middle Grades
  • Equity and discourse in mathematics education
  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • Preparation of teachers of mathematics

Whitepapers:

Grace Kelemanik, M.St.

Key Positions

  • Cofounder, Fostering Math Practices
  • National consultant supporting teachers, coaches, and school leaders
  • Project Director, Education Development Center
  • Teacher Educator, Boston Teacher Residency Program
  • Mathematics teacher and leader (Urban 6–12)

Publications and Advisory Focus

  • Coauthor of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students
  • Teaching with instructional routines and implementing high-leverage pedagogical strategies
  • Urban education
  • Mathematics instruction for special populations
  • Teacher development

Whitepapers:

Amy Lucenta, M.Ed.

Key Positions

  • Cofounder, Fostering Math Practices
  • National consultant supporting teachers, coaches, and school leaders
  • Mathematics teacher and leader (K–12)

Publications and Advisory Focus

  • Coauthor of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students
  • Teaching with instructional routines and implementing high-leverage pedagogical strategies
  • Integrating Mathematical Practices into instruction
  • Supporting all learners

Whitepapers:

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