Mathematics content supervisor Latrenda Knighten was elected as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics during the organization’s annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. She started in the EBRPSS in 1987 and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology/early childhood education from Tulane and a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from Northwestern State University. In her candidate statement, Knighten emphasized her belief in the importance of all students receiving access to high-quality mathematics experiences. “The work I’ve done to advance mathematics teaching and learning in the math community demonstrates my commitment to our mission,” she said.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, which was founded in 1920, is the world’s largest mathematics education organization. Iesha Smith, an eighth-grade math teacher at Glen Oaks Middle, and Dr. George Gage, assistant principal at Audubon Elementary, also represented EBR Schools at the conference. They led a presentation titled “Ready, Set, Experience My Culture: Using Virtual Reality to Bridge the Gap Between Math and Community.”