Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell is Professor of Education at McDaniel College, and is widely published with research, articles, and textbooks related to elementary and middle-grade mathematics education. He is one of the writers of the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000) and of the Curriculum Focal Points for PreK-8 (NCTM, 2006). Dr. Fennell was also a member of the National Math Advisory Panel appointed by President Bush. He currently directs the Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project supported by the Brookhill Foundation and the Cisco Learning Institute.
Dr. Fennell has experience as a classroom teacher, a principal, and a supervisor of instruction. The immediate Past-President of NCTM, he has also served as a member of their Board of Directors, as President of the Research Council for Mathematics Learning and President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). Dr. Fennell has received numerous honors and awards, including Maryland’s Outstanding Mathematics Educator, McDaniel College’s Professor of the Year, the CASE - Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year for the state of Maryland, and the Glenn Gilbert Award for Leadership from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). He has also has been the principal investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and the ExxonMobil Foundation. He is an author for Scott Foresman - Addison Wesley enVisionMATH© 2009.
Dr. Fosnot is Professor Emeritus of Childhood Education at the City College of New York and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the Founding Director of Mathematics in the City (www.mitcccny.org), an internationally recognized center for professional development located at CCNY and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Fosnot is a well-known author and speaker on mathematics education, and has most recently authored the Contexts for Learning Mathematics series (K-6) and the Young Mathematicians at Work series (Pk-8) with the accompanying professional development materials funded by the National Science Foundation. Two of her books were awarded the “significant contribution” award from the American Educational Research Association and in 2005 she was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award from CCNY. Early in her career she received the Young Scholar Award from the Association for Educational Communication and Technology for her writing on the topic of technology and learning.