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Principal Investigators

DeAnn Huinker

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. DeAnn Huinker is a Professor of Mathematics Education and Director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from The University of Michigan in 1990.  Dr. Huinker began her career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an associate professor in 1996.  Her research, teaching, and emphasis is on current issues in teaching and learning mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels.  She is actively involved with the Milwaukee Public Schools and directing Wisconsin ESEA Title II grants on the development of teacher leaders for elementary teachers in mathematics and science. huinker@uwm.edu   414-229-6646.

Kevin McLeod

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. McLeod is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1984, and began his career as a professor for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1987.  He focuses on working with the Teaching Assistants and the Putnam Mathematical Competition.  kevinm@uwm.edu  414-229-5269.

Sharonda Harris

Milwaukee Public Schools

Ms. Harris is the Mathematics Curriculum Specialist for Milwaukee Public Schools.  She received her Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sharonda has been involved in many facets of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, beginning as a Mathematics Teacher-in-Residence, continuing as a Mathematics Teaching Specialist, and now into her current role as Mathematics Curriculum Specialist. She has taught professional development and mathematics education courses through UWM's department of Curriculum and Instruction as well. harrissm@milwaukee.k12.wi.us   414-475-8739.

Heidi Ramirez

Milwaukee Public Schools

Dr. Ramirez is the Chief Academic Officer for Milwaukee Public Schools.  She received her Doctorate Degree from Stanford University and Masters Degrees from Harvard and Stanford Universities. Dr. Ramirez has District-wide responsibility for providing support to schools in areas of teaching and learning strategies, and for increasing the achievement for all students and eliminating the achievement gap between various groups of students.She has prior work experience in the office of the US Department of Education and an Urban Education Collaborative at Temple University. thomecc@milwaukee.k12.wi.us   414-475-8006.

Kimberly Farley

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Dr. Farley is the Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Milwaukee Area Technical College.  She received her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Political Science in 1990.  She has taught and conducted research since 1987.  farleykd@matc.edu   414-297-8187.


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