DreamBox Learning Advisory Board


Dr. Francis Skip Fennell

Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell
Professor of Education, McDaniel College
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

PhD, is the L. Stanley Bowlsbey professor of education and Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College in Maryland, where he directs the Brookhill Foundation supported Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders Project. A mathematics educator who has experience as a classroom teacher, principal, and supervisor of instruction, he is a past president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Research Council for Mathematics Learning (RCML), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Widely published in professional journals and textbooks related to PreK-­‐8 mathematics education, Dr. Fennell has also played key leadership roles for the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Science Foundation, and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction. He served as a writer for the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000), the Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM, 2006) and for the Common Core State Standards (CCSSO, 2010). He also served on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2006-­‐2008). Dr. Fennell served as a member of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Commission (2012-­‐2013) and was recently appointed to the inaugural CAEP Board of Directors. He is also currently serving as the mathematics advisor for the PBS television shows Peg + CAT and the soon to be released (October, 2014) Odd Squad.

Dr. Fennell has received numerous honors and awards, including Maryland’s Outstanding Mathematics Educator, McDaniel College’s Professor of the Year, the Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the CASE -­‐ Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year -­‐ Maryland, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ Distinguished Outstanding Teacher Educator, and, more recently, the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Dr. Cathy Twomey Fosnot

Dr. Catherine Twomey Fosnot
Professor of Childhood Education at the City College of New York
Director of Mathematics in the City

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. She currently serves as the CEO of New Perspectives On Learning.

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.