Dana Center Role
Susan works on secondary mathematics course programs, assessment, and professional development. In this work, she authors and manages the content development for online course programs and assessment tools in collaboration with Agile Mind, Inc. Susan is the lead program coordinator for Geometry and Calculus and supports other high school and middle school course programs as well as the Academic Youth Development program.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Susan worked as an education consultant, with much of her work focusing on the development and implementation of Agile Mind services. Before working as a consultant, she served as a research associate at the Center, working on the development of the Advanced Placement Program Mathematics Vertical Teams Toolkit. Susan was also involved in the development of several high school TEXTEAMS institutes and assessment trainings and taught high school mathematics in Austin for seven years.
M.A., Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Secondary Education, Texas A&M University
Coauthored Professional Development Sessions
Supporting Implementation of the College Prep Mathematics Course: Improving College Readiness for Texas Students
Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Instructional Decision Making
Learning and the Adolescent Mind
Academic Youth Development Professional Development
STAAR Algebra II
Algebra II and Beyond
TEXTEAMS Algebra II and Precalculus
Focus on congruence mappings. Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Fort Worth, TX (July 2017).
The college prep math course: Challenges and opportunities. Presented at CAMT, Fort Worth, TX (July 2017).
Creating meaningful assessments with technology-enhanced items. Presented at the 49th National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (April 2017).
A transformational approach to geometry. Presented at CAMT, San Antonio, TX (June 2016).
Transitioning “non-ready” high school students to college. Presented at CAMT, San Antonio, TX (June 2016).
Formative assessment to monitor and adjust. Presented at the Urban Mathematics and Literacy Network retreat, Austin, TX (May 2014).
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics