At the classroom level, an elementary math specialist may teach mathematics to elementary students in one or more grade levels or work with particular groups of students to provide remedial or enrichment support services. At the school or district level, the specialist may work primarily with teachers as coaches or in a professional development capacity targeting school-wide improvement in mathematics. In this role, elementary math specialists build and strengthen teachers’ understanding of mathematics content and help them develop more effective instruction and assessment. The development of curriculum, assessment or policy may also be the responsibility of the elementary math specialist.
Many of our former students have gone on to in school leadership positions, district elementary coaches, advisors to math instructional software company, advocates for elementary mathematics, and the list goes on.