Meet the AMTE 2020 Annual Conference Committee

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference Committee

Last year, AMTE appointed a Conference Committee that will serve the purpose of attending to many of the logistics involved in putting on a conference. They have been (and will be) working hard to make sure the 2020 conference in Phoenix runs as smoothly as possible (as well as future conferences). In this newsletter, they would like to introduce themselves to organization members so that those who attend the 2020 conference will know who to contact during the conference, should they encounter an issue or just want to say hello! The conference committee is led by Trena Wilkerson (AVP) and Colleen Eddy (incoming AVP), and includes Suzanne Harper, Julie James, Lateefah Id-Deen, Raymond LaRochelle, and the Board Liaison, Enrique Galindo. Let’s meet them!

Trena Wilkerson: Hi all! I am a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University in Texas, and am also serving as the president-elect of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. I enjoy reading, going to science-fiction movies and traveling!

Colleen Eddy: Hello! I am an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education & Administration at the University of North Texas. I live out in the country with my husband where we raise cattle and I enjoy running.

Suzanne Harper: Hello AMTE! I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Miami University in Oxford, OH. I enjoy attending my sons’ sporting events (cross country, golf, travel ice hockey, basketball and baseball), hanging out with my math ed colleagues, and traveling.

Julie James: Hi AMTE members! I am the Assistant Director of Professional Learning for the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi. I enjoy spending time with my family, cross stitching, and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

Lateefah Id-Deen: Hi Colleagues! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University. I love spending time with my family and traveling internationally where I always taste their local potato chips.

Raymond LaRochelle: Hi! I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware. I live in the Philadelphia area with my partner and dog, a dachshund-yorkie (a dorkie), and enjoy live music.

Enrique Galindo: Hello AMTE! I am an associate professor in the School of Education at Indiana University. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and photography!

We look forward to seeing you in February in Phoenix, AZ!

Trena Wilkerson, AMTE AVP of Conferences

Baylor University