St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Middle School Mathematics Institute (MSMI) announced the appointment of Cassandra Turner and Donald R. Brown to the organization’s Board of Directors on January 15, 2013. Turner and Brown join current MSMI Board members Richard Leite and Allison Coates.
Founded by Coates in 2009, MSMI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to help teachers, schools and parents ensure that students succeed at algebra. Focused primarily on elementary and middle school grades, MSMI offers a variety of programs and services for educators, schools and parents to help students to bridge the gap from arithmetic to algebra.
In announcing Turner’s appointment, Coates said, “MSMI is delighted to have Cassy Turner join the Board and help guide us in coming years. Cassy’s great knowledge of primary level mathematics and experience working with teachers and schools to improve the delivery of math instruction will be a big asset to MSMI.”
Turner said, “As both a past MSMI instructor as well as participant in one of its Institutes, I have closely followed the organization’s development. I’m excited to join the Board of Directors and look forward to working with MSMI to help students succeed in middle school math.”
MSMI’s current Board of Directors includes:
Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, MSMI currently offers a variety of programs, including:
MSMI’s website, http://www.MSMI-MN.org, provides resources for teachers, parents and students as well as links to reports from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and other math scholars.
About Cassandra Turner
An independent math trainer and coach since 2008, Cassandra Turner has the pleasure of introducing Singapore Math to thousands of teachers, administrators and parents every year. More than three dozen schools have chosen her to help them adopt Math from Singapore. Cassy conducts two different Singapore Mathematics Workshops presented nationally by the Bureau of Education & Research (BER). In July 2013, she will be a featured presenter at the SDE’s fifth National Conference on Singapore Math Strategies.
As a teacher, Cassy used Primary Mathematics at several grade levels. She traveled to Singapore to see the curriculum from the source in 2007 and co-authored a Singapore Math Training Manual approved by the State of California the following year. She hosts hosts SingaporeMathSource.com (http://www.SingaporeMathSource.com), a website featuring news, resources, reviews and more. Cassy loves to work with schools and teachers to make every child in every classroom a competent and confident mathematics student.
About Donald R. Brown
Mr. Brown moved from his native St. Louis to the Twin Cities in 1968. His resume includes numerous stints as a senior executive in both the public and private sectors, and as a Board Member/Chair of a long list of non-proﬁt and professional associations. In recent years he has been an active participant in the Citizens League effort to address the future and improvement of Higher Education in Minnesota.