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. She 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
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
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).
Austin Area Teachers of Mathematics
NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education
Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics