Collaborative Partnership Focused on Success

Educators rated our professional development 4.6 out of 5 stars!

Teaching quality and school leadership are two of the most important factors in raising student achievement. The DreamBox Learning Professional Development Team is committed to providing teachers, coaches, and administrators with comprehensive and ongoing support to build understanding of curriculum, ensure a successful blended learning implementation, and increase the efficacy of instructional practice in the classroom.

Designed with you in mind

Our Professional Development Team works alongside you to develop a customized, engaging, and relevant continuous professional learning plan that enables your school to develop the knowledge and skills needed to address student learning challenges. But that’s not all. Once the plan is in place, we provide ongoing support to help teachers apply the learning and assist administrators as they measure the impact.

 

Learning opportunities

With DreamBox Learning Professional Development, educators are immersed in learning designed to support them in building a deeper understanding of math, refining best practices in pedagogy, and creating effective, standards-based, learner-centric environments.

Customize your delivery plan

DreamBox Learning Professional Development provides multiple options for PD implementation that may be combined to meet the scheduling needs and budgets of schools and districts including:

OnSite PD
OnSite
Online PD
Online
OnDemand PD
OnDemand

Supercharge your team

Building capacity in your schools and district to deliver highly personalized instruction will result in a positive change in student learning outcomes. Our expert Professional Development Team will help you to scale best practices, engage teachers, and provide meaningful and purposeful content that is relevant to instructional practice.

Who are we? DreamBox Learning Professional Development Specialists are:

Experienced educators with deep knowledge of K-8 mathematics
Experts in blended learning practices and using data to differentiate instruction for entire classes, small groups, and individual students
Skilled administrators, coaches, and mentors

Say hello to our experts

Our skilled team of Professional Development Specialists is here for you when you need them

Thera Pearce
Thera Pearce
Athena Ayers
Athena Ayers
Melissa Bylow
Melissa Bylow
Courtney Foreman
Courtney Foreman
Dan Froelich
Dan Froelich
Leland Kreigh
Leland Kriegh
Stacey Shumake
Stacey Shumake
Courtney Thompson
Courtney Thompson
Thera Pearce

Thera Pearce

Pearce leads the Professional Development Team. She has been a teacher since 1998. She taught special education for eight years, and then moved into a curriculum and instruction role where she worked with teachers in Wake County, North Carolina. You can find her on Twitter, and you can view her webinar on building capacity with PD.

Athena Ayers

Athena Ayers

Ayers is a certified Mathematics 5-9 educator with a Master’s in Mathematics Education. She has served Title 1 communities in New York City and Hartford, CT as a Middle School Math teacher and Elementary Match Coach for over 10 years. As a lead teacher with a lab classroom, she has created tasks for, researched pedagogical best practice and piloted Common Core Standards practice and implementation for GE (General Electric) and their Developing Futures Program. She has also created and delivered PD nationally with National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation. In addition, she has worked with families in various communities to bring math to life through engaging Math Nights and work sessions. Educating our next generation, their teachers and their families is a great passion of hers and when she is not planning a lesson you will find her trying a recipe from a favorite chef, dancing or reading to and blowing bubbles with her baby daughter!

Courtney Foreman

Courtney Foreman

Serving 18 years in Texas public education, Foreman taught grades k-8. She offers 12 years of experience as an Instructional Mathematics Coach implementing curriculum structured around math talk, conceptual understanding, and student-centered mathematics. She has facilitated workshops on a national, region, and state level by presenting at NCTM, ASCD, and CAMT conferences. Courtney enjoys working with educators across the nation, she enjoys by spending time with her husband and children as she watches them participate in softball, baseball, lacrosse, and family kayaking adventures.

Dan Froelich

Dan Froelich

Froelich is a K–6 Certified Teacher who has seven years of classroom experience and four years of professional development design under his belt. In addition to being a Certified Chief Technology Officer for K–12 districts, he is an Intel Teach to the Future trainer, SMART Certified Educator, and Moodle Systems Administrator. He is the PD team’s go-to tech guy and an avid gamer who’s passionate about online learning design. You can find him on Twitter.

Leland Kreigh

Leland Kriegh

A certified K-8 educator, Kriegh has more than six years of classroom experience and a Master’s degree in Education Media Design and Technology. He is also an experienced cognitive coach and professional development trainer who has a passion for pushing himself and others to do more than what was thought possible.

Stacey Shumake

Stacey Shumake

Shumake spent almost 10 years of her career teaching in elementary and high school students in North Carolina. During this time, she specialized in curriculum integration, alternative learning methods for math and literacy, and tech tools for educators. She most recently worked with Public Impact on their national teacher leadership initiative. When not supporting schools and districts in implementing DreamBox, Stacey can be found playing with her giant Mastiff-Lab mix, flipping houses, or dancing.

Trinette Morris

Trinnette Morris

Morris has been working professionally in the ed-tech industry for 12 years. She has classroom experience as a second and fourth grade teacher and has served as Curriculum Resource Teacher, Testing Coordinator, Learning Specialist, and Interim Assistant Principal. When she’s not sharing her passion for education with others, Morris can be found fishing, cooking, or enjoying game night with her family and friends.

Melissa Bylow

Melissa Bylow

Bylow is a Certified K-8 teacher with a Master's degree in Educational Technology. She spent 11 years teaching 4th Grade GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) and 6th Grade in Title 1 schools. During her time as an educator she served on the Leadership and Technology Teams. Melissa also spent 3 years writing curriculum and training teachers throughout China. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to baseball games, and watching football with her family.

Courtney Thompson

Courtney Thompson

Thompson has 10 years of classroom experience in North Carolina. Her experience consists of being a classroom teacher, as well as designing curriculum pacing and instruction for the multiple counties she has worked with. Thompson has a strong passion for curriculum and working with educators to help them better serve their students.