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Susan MaySusan May, M.A.
Director, Curriculum

Phone: 512.475.7137

Dana Center Role

Susan leads the curriculum team in developing higher education and secondary mathematics course programs, including related assessments and professional development. In this work, she manages the content development for secondary mathematics online course programs and assessment tools, as well as the Academic Youth Development and Biology programs in collaboration with Agile Mind, Inc.

Susan also leads the curriculum development team for the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways, a transformative redesign to modernize entry-level college mathematics programs through working with states, systems, universities, and colleges. 

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 

Developed Curriculum

Academic Youth Development 

Advanced Mathematical Decision Making 

Agile Mind Algebra II 

Agile Mind Calculus 

Agile Mind Geometry 

Agile Mind Integrated Math Series 

Agile Mind Mathematics 6 

Agile Mind Mathematics 7 

Agile Mind Mathematics 8 

Agile Mind Precalculus 

Transition to College Mathematics

Coauthored Professional Development Sessions 

Academic Youth Development

Algebra II and Beyond

Learning and the Adolescent Mind

STAAR Algebra II

Supporting Implementation of the Transition to College Mathematics Materials for College Prep Mathematics

Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Supporting 9–16 Alignment

TEXTEAMS Algebra II and Precalculus


Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Instructional Decision Making

Selected Presentations

Supporting multiple pathways in HB5 college prep math courses. Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), San Antonio, TX (July 2019).

Supporting success in Advanced Placement® Calculus. Presented at CAMT, Houston, TX (July 2018).

Focus on congruence mappings. Presented at 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 National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, San Antonio, TX (April 2017).

Professional Memberships

Austin Area Teachers of Mathematics

NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education

Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics