Shari L. Stockero

Shari Stockero is a professor of mathematics education at Michigan Technological University. Her primary interest is understanding how to support teacher learning at both the pre-service and inservice levels. Her research has focused on using video to support mathematics teacher learning and on helping mathematics teachers learn to notice important events that occur during instruction and use them to better support students' learning of mathematics.

Laura R. Van Zoest

Laura Van Zoest is a professor of mathematics education at Western Michigan University specializing in secondary mathematics teacher education. She is interested in how people become effective mathematics teachers, teacher educators, and researchers, and ways university programs can accelerate that development. Her research has investigated the effect of reform curriculum materials on teacher development, the use of practice-based materials in university methods courses, and the cultivation of productive norms in teacher education.

Keith R. Leatham

Keith R. Leatham is professor of mathematics education at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. His research focuses on understanding how teachers learn to facilitate student mathematics learning. In particular, he studies how teachers learn to use technology in teaching and learning mathematics, how they learn to recognize and use students' mathematical thinking, and how their beliefs about mathematics, its teaching and learning are related to the learning-to-teach and teaching processes.

Blake E. Peterson

Blake Peterson is a professor of mathematics education at Brigham Young University. His research centers on how preservice teachers learn to teach mathematics. More specifically, he has studied student teaching in the United States and in Japan and how the structure of that experience influences the opportunity for preservice teachers to learn. Intertwined with his research in Japan is an effort to understand how to teach preservice mathematics teachers to recognize and effectively build on student mathematical thinking during instruction. More specifically, he is interested in how to recognize and build on "teachable moments"—what we call MOSTs.


Dwight Epperson

Dwight Epperson earned his degree from BYU and now teaches math decision making at Granger High School to juniors and seniors.

Jane Porath

Jane Porath is a mathematics teacher at Traverse City East Middle School. She earned her BS in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University majoring in mathematics and physics/chemistry. Her MA is from Michigan State in Curriculum and Teaching.

Jennifer Pera

Jennifer is a middle school math and science teacher at Jeffers High School in Painesdale, MI. Her undergraduate degree is in mathematics from Michigan Technological University and also has a masters degree in mathematics education from Northern Michigan University. Jennifer is involved in the Mi-STAR science project at Michigan Tech. A fun fact is that she met Muhammad Ali while attending an NCTM conference in Minneapolis during the 90's!

Joe Wytiaz

Joe is originally from Tampa Bay, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at BYU and is two-thirds of the way done with his masters degree at BYU. He is in his 11th year of teaching at Orem High School in Utah.

Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema is an 8th grade math teacher at Mattawan Middle School in Mattawan, MI. He earned his BA in Secondary Education from Calvin College majoring in mathematics and an MA in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University. Kevin served on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics from 2016-2019.

Kyle Petersen

Kyle graduated from Brigham Young University in Mathematics Education. After teaching a variety of math classes at Pleasant Grove High School, he went back to BYU part-time to earn a masters degree in Math Education. Kyle is currently serving as the Secondary Math Specialist in the Alpine School District and most enjoys spending time supporting the first-year teachers around the district.

Matt Johnson

Matt is a third-generation math teacher and lifelong learner. He received a M.Ed in teaching Mathematics from the University of Oregon and is currently teaching mathematics at Summit High School in Bend, OR. When not teaching, his hobbies include playing music and snowboarding!

Olivia Payne

Olivia Payne is a math teacher at Pleasant Grove High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from BYU in mathematics education. She recently returned to BYU part-time to work on a masters degree, also in mathematics education. When she isn't at school, she enjoys spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes to bake and cook.

Rina Viramontes

Rina teaches 7th and 8th grade math at Chaparral Middle school as well as a STEM elective class and run an afterschool program called MESA. She enjoys spending time with my students working on robotics and their arduino inventions. Rina has three sisters and one brother along with two dogs. She earned a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University.

Sarah Jokela

Sarah grew up just outside of Houghton, Michigan and loves and misses Lake Superior like crazy. She received a bachelor's in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education from Michigan Tech in 2010. She now teaches at Carney-Nadeau Public Schools, a small district with about 250 students K-12. Sarah teaches 6th grade math, 8th grade math, algebra 1, and calculus. She spends most of the fall in the gym coaching JV volleyball. When not at school, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and Maggie, her 7 year old black lab.

Tiffany Scullion

Tiffany Scullion is a middle school math teacher at Houghton Middle School and a graduate of Michigan Technological University. She is interested in improving student confidence in math. When she is not teaching, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

Travis Lemon

Travis teaches 9th grade at American Fork Junior High in Utah. He also currently serves on the editorial panel for Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and is the program committee chairman for NCTM's Salt Lake City region conference to be held in the fall of 2019. Additionally, Travis is a co-author of the Mathematics Vision Project (MVP) high school math series of courses and enjoys working with teachers as they seek to improve their practices.



Joshua M. Ruk

Josh Ruk is a mathematics education PhD candidate at Western Michigan University. His research interests focus on understanding how to support deeper levels of student learning. Specifically, he is interested in cognitively demanding tasks where deeper levels of student understanding are attained though productive struggle. His dissertation work looks to understand the maintenance of cognitive demand when the goal of the teacher's pedagogical moves have a focus other than the maintenance of cognitive demand.

Ben Freeburn

Ben Freeburn received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University in 2015 and is a mathematics education research associate at Western Michigan University. His primary research interests center on 1) mathematics instruction that incorporates student thinking, and 2) preservice teacher learning of such instruction. More specifically, his research has involved investigating core practices in mathematics teaching, preservice teacher learning in practice-based mathematics methods courses, and the design of practice-based coursework activities.

Amanda Seiwell

Amanda Seiwell is currently a temporary faculty member at the University of Delaware, teaching introductory mathematics courses. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Mathematics Education and from Western Michigan University in 2019 with a M.A. in Mathematics Education.

Sini White Graff

Sini Graff is a mathematics education masters student at Brigham Young University. She graduated in 2020 from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Mathematics Education.

Nitchada Kamlue

Nitchada Kamlue is a mathematics education Ph.D. student at Western Michigan University. Before joining the MOST project, she attended the honors program at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and received her B.Ed degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics). Her undergraduate thesis focused on problem-based learning. In 2020, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Education in the same field. Her research interest is using student mathematical thinking and inquiry method to heighten learning and teaching efficiency across cultures.

Lincoln Sorensen

Lincoln Sorensen obtained his B.A.S. in Teaching Mathematics 5-12, B.S. in Mathematics, and M.S. in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. His master's thesis was on 'Gamma-Supermagic Labeling the Products of Two Cycles,' labeling simple graphs supermagically using Abelian group elements. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Michigan Technological University. He is a very passionate teacher, and interested in reforming the way we think about teaching in the University setting. Lincoln enjoys hiking with his dog, cold weather, and videogames.

Zeynep Arslan

Zeynep Arslan is a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics Education at Trabzon University in Turkey where she works as a research assistant. She is a visiting scholar at Western Michigan University working on the MOST project. Her research interest focuses on developing prospective teachers' noticing skills about student mathematical thinking through MOSTs cases. The purpose of her studies is to have a better understanding of how teachers notice teachable moments and how they take advantage of those opportunities.



Alicia Heninger

Alicia Heninger's work on the MOST project as an undergraduate student inspired her to continue on to graduate school to learn more about student mathematical thinking. She received her Masters in Mathematics Education from Brigham Young University in 2020 and now teaches at American Fork Junior High School in Utah.

Carlee Hollenbeck

Carlee Hollenbeck received her Masters in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University in 2020 and is now the Elementary Math Coach for Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. Prior to coming to WMU, Carlee Received her undergraduate degree in mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education and taught high school math for six years at High Tech High North County, in San Diego. Her research interests focus on the teaching development of preservice teachers and the enactment of curriculum with the hope to provide the richest mathematical opportunities to students.

Mary A. Ochieng

Mary A. Ochieng received her PhD in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University in 2018. Her dissertation investigated what and how preservice mathematics teachers learn through pedagogies of enactment. She began work on the MOST project in 2013 and has contributed in significant ways to all aspects of the project.

Kylie Palsky

Kylie Palsky received her Masters in Mathematics Education from Brigham Young University in 2018. Her thesis explored principles of productivity revealed from secondary mathematics teachers' discussions around the productiveness of teacher moves in response to teachable moments. She worked on the MOST project from 2016-2018 and was responsible for coordinating work with undergraduate research assistants and facilitating project work on the teacher development experiments.



Anna Kruizenga

Anna Kruizenga is a math teacher at Schoolcraft High School in Schoolcraft Michigan. She received both her bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics education from Western Michigan University.

Danielle Reycer

Danielle Reycer is an upper school math teacher at Kent Denver School in Denver, CO. She attended Western Michigan University for her undergraduate degree and earned her masters degree from Michigan State University. Danielle has been teaching high school math for eleven years, and her favorite subject to teach is Geometry. She is the mom of a boisterous boy named Jackson, and spouse to AJ.

Tyler Winiecke

Tyler Winiecke is a mathematics teacher at Mountain View High school in Orem, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and mathematics education and later received a masters degree from BYU in mathematics education. Tyler is primarily interested in teaching students how to use mathematics to make sense of the world around them and enjoys working with the enthusiasm of high school students.