Jairo Aguayo, NBCT
My name is Jairo Aguayo and have been teaching math for several years at various levels including Junior High, High, and College. Currently, I am in my fifth year teaching math at Loara High School in the Anaheim Union High School District. Furthermore, I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
In 2009, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics at California State University, Fullerton. During my undergrad work I presented my research and published with CSUF Professor Dr. Scott Annin, “Relations involving Fibonacci numbers,” in the Cal State Fullerton College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 2010 Dimensions Journal. I had the opportunity to present my research at various conferences. Some of those locations include the Mathematical Association of America MathFest, California Mathematics Council-South Annual Conference, and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
In 2014, I received my Master of Arts in Mathematics at California State University, Fullerton while simultaneously earning my teaching credential and first few years of experience as a credentialed teacher.
Jessica Alvarado, NBCT
Jessica Alvarado attended California State University, Fullerton where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics in 2002, and earned her Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics in 2003. She obtained a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis on Educational Technology from National University in 2006. Mrs. Alvarado received National Board Certification in the winter of 2015. She has taught students in varying levels of mathematics for the last 16 years at Anaheim High School. She is currently the chair of the mathematics department, is advisor of the Anaheim chapter of the National Honor Society, and serves on the Leadership Committee at Anaheim High School.
Amtul Chaudry, NBCT
Master of Science in Mathematics from Punjab University, Lahore Pakistan.
Meritorious Silver Medal for Academic Excellence
Credentials: Clear California Single Subject Teaching Credential, Mathematics; Certificate of Cross-cultural, Language & Academic Development (CLAD)
Math Teaching Experience
Anaheim High School, 2008 to Date
Katella High School, 2007-2008
Emirates International School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2000-2006
Integrated Math1, Geometry, Algebra11, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB/BC, International Baccalaureate HL, A-level Pure Mathematics, O-level Math
Other Professional Experience
AP Reader, 2014 to date
IB High Level Portfolio Moderator, 2002 to date
Workshop and conferences:
- Improving Math Practices workshop, CSU Fullerton, 2017
- RAISE workshop in Los Angeles, 2013
-CMC-South Math Conference, 2007 and 2012
- Professional development workshops by College Board, 2012 and 2015
- Several professional development workshops by AUHSD, 2007 to date
Annie Chen, NBCT
Annie Chen is a 7th and 8th grade math teacher working at Benton Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. This is her seventh year teaching there, but she also has experience teaching 3rd grade for two years in Los Angeles Unified School District. She received a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego (2006) as well as a Masters in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (2008).
Ruth Gadea, NBCT
Ruth Gadea received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (2013), Single Subject Teaching Credential (2014), and Master of Science in Secondary Education (2016) from California State University Fullerton. Additionally, she is currently a National Board Certified Teacher. Ruth has been working at Colton High School in the Colton Joint Unified School district for the past 8 years as an Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Support, AVID 9, and Geometry teacher. From 2013 to 2016, she was a Teaching Fellow in the Robert Noyce Mathematics Teacher and Master Teacher Fellows Project (MT2). During her time in the MT2 Project, she co-presented posters on Two New Teachers Journeys (2014) and Co-Teaching Model of Teacher Preparation in Project MT2 (2016). Additionally, she co-presented on Project MT2 Three-Fold Impact at Anaheim High School (2014) and Word Problems: Turning Foes into Friends (2014). Since joining ATMALA (2017 to current), she has presented at numerous conferences including CMC-South and NCTM.
Michelle Doherty has dedicated herself to 10 years of teaching junior high math at Anaheim Union High School District. She has taught various levels of junior high math, ASB, dance and Speech and communication classes. She is currently teaching at Walker Junior high in La Palma. She has her Bachelors of Science in Child Development , Single Subject Math Credential, and Masters in Administration from Cal State Fullerton.
Michelle has dedicated her teaching to integrating Common Core Standards into her teaching. She believes everyone can learn math through collaboration, critical thinking, writing and technology. Michelle has mentored several student teachers throughout her career.
Thomas Duarte, NBCT
Thomas Duarte has been teaching high school mathematics for more than 10 years. He has taught at four different Orange County high schools: Santa Ana, Canyon, Katella and Anaheim High School. He worked with the UC Irvine Math Project for a period of time, running professional development and writing lessons. He is currently a member of NCTM and serves on the Classroom Resources Committee. This committee is tasked with providing members access to resources that support best practices in teaching mathematics. Thomas has served as a mentor teacher for several teacher candidates with the Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship through MT2 Project during 2010 – 2015 school years. He also has presented his teaching practice at several local and national conferences. He currently teaches EDSC 449S – Seminar in Secondary Teaching Foundational Level at CSUF. He became a National Board Certified Teacher during the Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship. Thomas continually seeks to improve his practice so all of his students can learn mathematics to the highest level.
Jennifer Fuentes, NBCT
Jennifer Fuentes has been teaching with the Anaheim Union High School District for 17 years. She has taught middle school and is now currently at the high school level. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from UC Irvine as well as her single subject credential. She also has her Masters in Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton.
Jennifer has conducted and facilitated workshops at the AUHSD Writing Journey, at afterschool professional development days, and at staff developments days at the middle school. She has also participated in middle school curriculum development with the UCI Math Project. She served as a club advisor. Jennifer has also been a mentor for teacher candidates.
Scott Johnson, NBCT
Scott Johnson has been teaching math at Brea Junior High for the past 24 years. He is the math department chair and is currently teaching Math 7, Geometry and PLTW Robotics. Scott received his Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton in 1994 and then went on to earn a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton in 1995. He later earned a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Middle School Mathematics from Walden University in 2007.
Scott has worked for the Orange County Department of Education and the Santa Barbara County Education Office training teachers in math instruction. He has also been a presenter at the Orange County Math Conference and the California League of Middle Schools Annual Conference. In 2004 he was awarded Teacher of the Year for Brea Olinda Unified School District and in 2007 he was awarded California League of Middle Schools Region 11 Educator of the Year. Scott was on the teacher advisory panel for the Developing Communities of Mathematical Inquiry (DCMI) Grant and just completed a three year long S.Y.S.T.E.M.S Grant that focused on STEM Education and Project Based Learning, both through the Orange County Department of Education.
Ryan Kile, NBCT
Ryan Kile has dedicated his entire career to teaching mathematics at Anaheim High School in the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) since 2005. He received his B.A. in Mathematics and teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton, and a M.A. Ed., in Educational Administration at Concordia University.
During his career, Ryan has advocated for student-centered learning and the integration of technology in the classroom. He believes that the classroom experience should be relevant, challenging, and fun for students. Aligning his teaching practice to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards, he is aware that students need the strategies and tools to compete in a 21st century global economy. To help meet those demands, Ryan has piloted new integrated mathematics courses and the use of Google Chromebooks in the classroom. He has led workshops that focus on how to use researched-based teaching strategies, and web applications, (e.g., Learning Management Systems, Google Applications, Khan Academy, Kahoot, Desmos, Class Dojo etc.), to increase student engagement and literacy for English Language Learners.
Currently, Ryan serves as an Ambassador for Khan Academy and has developed a partnership between Khan Academy and the AUHSD that supports teachers as they develop best practices in the use of online personalized learning. He also serves as a mentor coach at AUHSD’s Induction Program; supporting the professional development of early-career teachers. Outside of the classroom, he has been involved in the annual California Teachers Summit, serving as a facilitator during the event, and an advisory committee member throughout the year.
As a master teacher fellow of the ATMALA team, Ryan looks forward to achieving National Board Certification, reflecting on his teaching practice, sharing his findings with colleagues, and improving learning outcomes for his students.
Lacy Knight, NBCT
Entering my eighth year teaching at the middle school level, I strive to create a student-led classroom environment that supports critical thinking through engaging tasks. My notable professional accomplishments include successfully completing a year as a digital fellow which pushed me to incorporate technology that enhanced the learning of my students, participating in the design of Common Core units at the district level, serving as a math lead for my site, mentoring as a BTSA support provider, and becoming AVID certified (Implementation, tutorology and Mathematics I).
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified - Jan 2017 - present
Tustin Unified - 2011- Jan 2017 (5 years)
LAUSD - 2010-2011 (1 year)
M.A. Education, Curriculum Design, 2015, Concordia University, Irvine
Single Subject Credential: Mathematics Education, 2010, California State University, Long Beach
B.S.Business Administration, Finance; Emphasis in Management 2008, California State University, Long Beach
Susanna Meza-Huynh, NBCT
My name is Susie Meza Huynh. I received my BA in Mathematics in 2011, my Single-Subject Mathematics Credential in 2012 and added my Masters degree in Mathematics Education in 2013, all from Cal State University of Fullerton.
I am currently employed at Brookhurst Junior High School in AUHSD. My extensive work in the field of education includes working as an AVID tutor, a GEAR Academic Tutor Coordinator, and co-teaching Statistics for the Migrant Student Leader Institute (MSLI). While a teacher at Valdez Middle School, I was Co-Advisor of the Valdez Tech Team which competed in CSUF's Annual Pumpkin Chunkin Competition and ranked in the top 100 for the Team America Rocketry Competition. Since coming to Brookhurst Junior High in 2016, I have served as the advisor for the after-school STEM, Inc program in partnership with the CSUF's Engineering Department. I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math, as well as Algebra 1, Geometry, and Statistics.
My published work includes:
Issues in Teacher Education, Spring 2014, "Piloting a Co-Teaching Model for Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Learning to Teach Together".
My experience presenting includes:
NOYCE Washington D.C Conference 2012 - Project MT2: Three-Fold Impact of the Paired Teaching Model
NCTM Denver 2013 - Learning to teach together: What worked in a Co-teaching Project
California STEM Symposium Sacramento 2013 - Our First Year of Teaching Mathematics: Implementing the Common Core Standards
NCTM New Orleans & CMC South Palm Springs 2014 - Promoting Mathematical Discourse: Mystery Bags, Speed Dating, and Cultural Context
NOYCE San Diego Conference 2014 - Teaching Mathematics in High-Impact Schools
NCTM Boston 2015 - Hooked on Modeling
Review Panelist for the 2016 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
NOYCE Summit Washington D.C 2017 - What is Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching and Why Does it Matter?
Susie Min, NBCT
Susie has been teaching in the AUHSD for the past 18 years - thirteen at Brookhurst Junior High School and five at Oxford Academy. She has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2014. For the past eleven years, she has been serving as the Math Club Advisor and Computational Modeling Club at her school supporting and promoting the love of mathematics for all students.
After her bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Specialization in Mathematical Statistics from UC Irvine in 1999, Susie worked as an actuarial analyst for two years at an insurance company before joining the credential and master's program at UC Irvine.
Susie has been a mentor teacher for several teacher candidates and has served as a Noyce Master Teacher Fellow through MT2 Project during 2010-2015. Susie has provided several workshops to teachers and teacher candidates on the topics of Math Talks, Growth Mindset and Formative Assessments, Engaging Students in Problem Solving, Designing & Implementing Project Based Learning and Equitable Grading Practices in the Math Classroom. Susie also served as an NSF/Noyce proposal reviewer, SBAC Digital Library State Network of Educator, Instructional Leadership Corps Teacher Leader, Orange County Math Council board member, and Teach Plus Teacher Leader.
Shannon Muramoto, NBCT
Shannon Muramoto graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Mathematics in 2011. She continued her education at Cal State Fullerton to earn her teaching credential in 2012 and Masters in Secondary Education in 2013. She started her teaching career at Norwalk-La Mirada School District at Norwalk High school teaching Algebra I and Geometry. After a year, she started in Orange Unified School District at El Modena High School where she has taught Geometry and Algebra II and served as advisor for various clubs on campus. She has provided workshops to her math department colleagues about the implementation of technology in their mathematics classes.
Nicholas Navarro, NBCT
Nicholas Navarro has taught high school mathematics for 11 years in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District with specialization in sheltered English Language learner instruction and reform-orientated curriculum
He earned an Associates degree from Irvine Valley College in 2000, a B.A. in Economics from UCLA in 2002, a single subject teaching credential in mathematics from CSU Fullerton in 2008 and an M.S. in Secondary Education from CSU Fullerton in 2013.
Tor Ormseth, NBCT
Tor Ormseth is a middle school educator and former math coach with a strong commitment to equity in math education and having the subject make sense to all students. He is now in his 27th year with the El Rancho Unifeid School District and has taught at both the middle and high school levels. He earned a B.A. in History at Yale University and a Master of Arts in Teaching at Brown University; Tor is a National Board Certified Teacher. He has taught methods classes in CSU Fullerton's Foundation Level Mathematics credential program and presented in a variety of settings in Southern California, including the Palm Springs CMC conference and the California STEM Symposium.
Angela Reed, NBCT
Angela Reed is a 7th grade math teacher working at South Junior High School in the Anaheim Union High School District. This is her twelfth year teaching in this district, nine of which were at Sycamore JHS and the last three at South JHS. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton, California (1998), a Technical Writing Certificate from California State University, Fullerton, California (2002), Single subject Teaching Credential, Mathematics (2006), as well as a Masters in Cross-Curricular Education from National University in Irvine, California (2006). In 2014, she was nominated by a colleague and received the AUHSD Kindness Matters Award. She is passionate about teaching mathematics, collaborating with her esteemed colleagues, and finding new ways to meet the diverse needs of her students.
Guadalupe Serrano, NBCT
Guadalupe Serrano is a 7th grade math teacher at South Jr. High. She has been teaching in the district from which she graduated, Anaheim Union High School District, for seven years. During her teaching career she has taught middle and high school mathematics. Guadalupe received her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Spanish from University of California, Irvine in 2010. She continued her education at UCI and earned her single subject teaching credential and Master's Degree in Education in 2011. To continue her professional development, she obtained her Bilingual Authorization through Cal State Fullerton in 2016.
She has presented and shared her knowledge at several teacher conferences: CMC Palm Sprins 2013 (Proportional Relationship Modeling Mathematics), Closing the Latino Opportunity Gap Summit 2014, AUHSD Writing Journey 2015, and CMC Palm Spring 2015.
In October 2013 she became a TACIB teacher fellow for 3 years, where she collaborated with Anaheim Elementary School District teachers and Cal State Fullerton professors to increase mathematics and science achievement and engagement among low-income Latino students. In summer 2015, she had the honor to work with students from Northern and Southern California in the Migrant Student Leadership Institute (MSLI) that took place at Cal State Fullerton. She continues her passion to work with and for low-income minority students to engage and achieve in mathematics.
Marvin Soto, NBCT
Marvin Soto is a 7th grade math teacher at Los Alisos Middle School at Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. He has been teaching since 1998 and earned National Board Certification in Mathematics in 2016. Marvin earned his B.S. in Public Administration at CSU Dominguez Hills in 1997 and his M.A in Education at CSU Dominguez Hills in 2004.
Marvin has presented at the following conferences:
Palm Springs Math Conference, Robert Noyce Summit in D.C, and NCTM in Houston
Phillip Turner, NBCT
Phillip Turner earned a B.S. in Pure Mathematics and Teaching Credential from UC Riverside, as well a M.A. in Education Administration from Concordia. He has been a mathematics teacher at Norwalk High School in Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District since 1997. He currently teaches Integrated Math 1 and AP Calculus AB & BC. In his time there, he has contributed to the transformation of mathematics instruction through his work as a BTSA support provider, as a district and site math coach, and currently as math department chair. He has served on district mathematics leadership committees, facilitated site staff development, led common core transition team meetings, and is committed to supporting the pedagogical growth of all math teachers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (NSF Grant Number 1660809).
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