Candidates for Region 7 Director

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Announcements, Leadership, Uncategorized | No Comments

Sandra Ketterling

Current Position

Math teacher at Red Lake High School, starting my 11th year

Education

Bachelor’s degree from Valley City State University. 1986
Teacher Certification from Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2005

Goals as MCTM Officer
Represent Region 7 at state meetings, listen to others for ideas that I can relay to and from Region 7, be another set of hands to help as needed.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Involvement in MCTM and Mathematics Education

I have attended many MCTM state conferences and symposiums, and the regional conference twice.

Jessica Strom

Current Position

I am in my fourteenth year of teaching High School Mathematics at the Win-E-Mac School District, which compromises from 7th grade math to College Algebra and Trigonometry.

Education

I got my undergraduate Mathematics Degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris and my Master’s in Mathematics from Bemidji State University.

Goals as MCTM Officer

There is a missing link between the current research in Mathematics Education and the practice of teaching Mathematics. Many teachers miss out on the updates. We are busy and just trying to plan the next day. I would like to bridge the gap. I would like to establish a way to get the information to all math teachers, not just the ones who belong to MCTM and NCTM. Many math teachers in this region do not get to go to the Spring Conference. It would be great to establish something along those lines, as a cohort, in our area for one day a year (or more). My main goal is to help math teachers to successfully continue to learn and incorporate what they learn into their classrooms.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Involvement in MCTM, NCTM and Mathematics Education

I have presented at the Spring Conference several times. I also present in my area at various workshops. I work extensively with the other teachers in my school district. I also spent a week in Germany sharing my research at a worldwide gathering of Mathematics Education Researchers. Which brings me to my goal of bridging the gap, something I am working with my local co-op to establish.

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