2017 Summer Math Institute Keynote Speakers

Dr. Cathy Seely (June 6)

Cathy Seeley has been a mathematics teacher, K-12 district mathematics coordinator and K-12 Texas State Director of Mathematics. From 1999 to 2001 she taught mathematics (in French) as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. Dr. Seeley served as President of NCTM from 2004-2006 and her books include Making Sense of Math (ASCD, 2016), Building a Math-Positive Culture (ASCD, 2016), Faster Isn’t Smarter—Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century (Math Solutions, 2009/2015) and Smarter Than We Think—More Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century (Math Solutions, 2014). She recently retired as a Senior Fellow at the Charles A. Dana Center and continues to write, speak and consult.


Dr. Mike Flynn (June 7)

Mike Flynn is the director of Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke College and runs the Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching program.  Prior to this work, he taught second grade at the William E. Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts, for fourteen years.  He is the 2008 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, a recipient of the 2009 National Education Association Foundation Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, and a 2010 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.  He is also the author of the new book, Beyond Answers; Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children (Stenhouse Publishers , 2017).


Dr. Megan Allen (June 8)

Megan M. Allen, EdD, is a National Board Certified Teacher, the 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year, and a finalist for 2010 National Teacher of the Year. She currently is serving as the director of the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, where she also teaches and supports great teachers in developing the skills and knowledge to lead the profession. She was an elementary and special education teacher for ten years, serving in Title One schools in Tampa, FL. Megan is a huge policy nerd who enjoys blogging for Education Week at An Edugeek’s Guide to K12 Practice and Policy and for the Center for Teaching Quality at Musings of a Red Headed Teacher.  She is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Teacher Advisory Board for Teaching Partners.

Arizona K12 Center Celebrates 15 Years

The Arizona K12 Center supports Arizona’s teachers to new and improved practice. When we help teachers be their best, we are helping our students to do the same. Watch this video to learn more about our work.