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Kathi CookPhone: 512.232.5995
Email: klcook@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Kathi provides leadership and overall direction to the Dana Center’s innovative technology-enabled course program work for grades 6–12, including the launch of the 2014 Texas middle school and 2015 Texas high school courses for state adoption and the launch of Transition to College Mathematics, an intervention for students at risk of graduating high school not ready for college mathematics. She manages relationships with commercial technology partners and with external authors, reviewers, and editors.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Kathi has 19 years of mathematics teaching experience at the university, high school, and middle school levels. She was recognized with several awards for teaching excellence and was a five-time nominee for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Education

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Midwestern State University

B.S., Education, Midwestern State University

Selected Publications

Cook, K. (2020). Solidifying your skills with fractions and decimals. Topic in CCSS Mathematics 6. San Francisco, CA: Agile Mind, Inc.

Cook, K. (2020). Solidifying your skills with whole numbers. Topic in CCSS Mathematics 6. San Francisco, CA: Agile  Mind, Inc.

Cook, K. (2019). Academic Youth Development for Rising 5th Graders. San Francisco, CA: Agile Mind, Inc.

Cook, K. (2018). Modeling quadratic relationships. Topic in Integrated Mathematics II. San Francisco, CA: Agile Mind, Inc.

Cook, K., Seeley, C., & Chaput, L. (2011). Customizing and capture: Online assessment tools for secondary mathematics. In P. E. Noyce & D. T. Hickey (Eds.), New frontiers in formative assessment (pp. 69–85). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. 

Selected Presentations

Supporting multiple mathematics pathways in transition courses. Presented at the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness’s Reimagining Developmental Education conference, New York, NY (November 2019).

Research-based interventions for underprepared Algebra students. Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), San Antonio, TX (July 2019).

The HB 5 college prep math course: Challenges and opportunities. Presented at CAMT, Houston, TX (July 2018).

Breaking barriers: Redefining college readiness. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Innov8 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (November 2017).

“College Prep” mathematics courses: Effectively transitioning “non-ready” students from high school to college. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, Boston, MA (April 2015).

Professional Memberships

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education

Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics