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Friday, February 3 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities for Mathematics Education in the K-12 to College Pathway

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Yolette Garcia

Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach, Southern Methodist University
Yolette García joined SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development in 2008 as Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach. She's responsible for identifying and prioritizing community partnerships and projects for the School. She also develops strategies for communications and promotion. Additionally, she teaches media as an adjunct in the Master of Liberal Studies program at SMU. García comes to... Read More →

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Dr. James Epperson

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor, University of Texas Arlington
Dr. James A. Mendoza Epperson is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington. His research and professional interests center around mathematical problem solving, mathematics-specific technology, and increasing access to mathematics through improved preparation of mathematics teachers, program development, and curriculum development. Currently, Dr. Epperson oversees the overall program mission... Read More →
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Mary Kemper

Director of Mathematics, K-12, Coppell ISD
Mary Kemper serves as the K-12 Director of Mathematics for Coppell ISD.  Her years in the classroom were spent with secondary students, but Ms. Kemper's current role has enabled her to grow passionately about early childhood mathematics as well.  She oversees her district's mathematics long-term plans, mentors a team of instructional coaches, supports campus principals as instructional leaders, provides professional... Read More →
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Torrence Robinson

President, Fluor Foundation
Torrence H. Robinson is senior director of community affairs for Fluor Corporation and president of The Fluor Foundation, where he is responsible for the development and execution of global community involvement strategies that help create resilient, sustainable communities where Fluor has a presence. For more than 20 years Robinson has been involved in the field of corporate social responsibility, with an emphasis in the promotion and support... Read More →
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Dr. Trena Wilkerson

Professor and Graduate Program Director, Baylor University
Trena L. Wilkerson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and currently serves as the Graduate Program Director for the Department. She received her Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Southern Mississippi in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus in mathematics.Dr. Wilkerson currently serves on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board of Directors. In 2016 she received the Texas... Read More →


Friday February 3, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
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