Announcing the Second Cohort of Desmos Fellows

Last August we welcomed 39 teachers to the first cohort of our Desmos fellowship. Our goal for that program was simple. We wanted to bring together some of the most interesting, talented, and diverse math educators we could find. Then we wanted to support and learn from them however we could.

Some of that support happened over a weekend retreat in November full of professional learning, collaboration, community, and good food. We carried that community forward onto the internet after our weekend retreat where we support our fellows remotely, through Slack, and email, and direct communication with anyone on the Desmos team.

Let’s be clear: as hard as we try to support the Desmos Fellowship, we receive just as much as we give. The Desmos fellows keep us connected to the classroom and students. They use our tools in ways we never imagined and their reports from their classrooms improve our work immeasurably. The fellows receive a preview of nearly every new feature we release at Desmos and their feedback always improves the public release.

Given the success of our first cohort, how could we not invite a second?

So let us introduce you to the 41 teachers we have invited from across the United States and Canada into the second cohort of the Desmos fellowship:

  • Alisa Marie McPherson. Panama Buena Vista Union School District. Bakersfield, CA
  • Andrew Knauft. Pleasanton, CA
  • Angela Reilly-Harden. USD 497, Lawrence Public Schools. Lawrence, KS
  • Carl Oliver. New York City, NY
  • Cindy Whitehead. Arlington School District. Stanwood, WA
  • Daniel Luevanos. San Marcos Unified School District. San Diego, CA
  • Dylan Kane. High Mountain Institute. Leadville, CO
  • Elizabeth Statmore. San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco, CA
  • Ivy Kong. Pacific Grove Unified School District. Marina, CA
  • Jarrod Huntimer. Brookings School District. Brookings, SD
  • Jay Chow. Keaau Middle School. Keaau, HI
  • Jennifer Fairbanks. Hopkinton High School. Hopkinton, MA
  • Jessica Breur. Mounds View Public Schools. Vadnais Heights, MN
  • Jocelyn Dagenais. College St-Hilaire. Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada
  • John Berray. Grossmont Union High School District. San Diego, CA
  • Jon Orr. Lambton Kent District School Board. Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Jonathan Claydon. Spring Branch Independent School District. Houston, TX
  • Joshua Link. Maret School. North Bethesda, MD
  • Julia Finneyfrock. Cannon School. Charlotte, NC
  • Kathy Henderson. Seven Hills School. Kensington, CA
  • Kevin Ji. Oakland Unified School District. Berkeley, CA
  • Kristen Fouss. Forest Hills School District. New Richmond, OH
  • Kristen Smith. Summit Public Schools Atlas. Seattle, WA
  • Madison Knowe. Christ Presbyterian Academy. Nashville, TN
  • Mark Kreie. Brookings High School. Brookings, SD
  • Martin Smith. Roselle Public Schools. Franklin Park, NJ
  • Mary Bourassa. Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Kinburn, Ontario, Canada
  • Matthew Baker. New York City Schools (District 14). Brooklyn, NY
  • Meghan McGovern-Garcia. Granada Hills Charter High School. Woodland Hills, CA
  • Michele Torres. Community High School District 94. Westmont, IL
  • Neel Chugh. Great Neck South High School. Brooklyn, NY
  • Nikki Chiba. Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. Lihue, HI
  • S. Leigh Nataro. Moravian Academy. Easton, PA
  • Sameer Shah. Packer Collegiate Institute. Brooklyn, NY
  • Sarah York. Tustin Unified School District. Lake Forest, CA
  • Scott Leverentz. Township High School District 113. Gurnee, IL
  • Sherryl Proctor. Vantage Career Center. Haviland, OH
  • Tawana Stiff. Evanston-Skokie School District 65. Chicago, IL
  • Thach-Thao Phan. Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Veronica Enriquez. Merced Union High School District. Atwater, CA
  • Zachary Patterson. Columbus City Schools. Columbus, OH

Keep an eye out for their awesome work online and in person.