Angela Torres, M.Ed., is a Professional Learning Coordinator for the UC San Diego Mathematics Project. Previously, Angela served as a Math Content Specialist in San Francisco Unified School District where she supported secondary math teachers through professional development, coaching, and curriculum support for almost a decade. Angela deeply believes in the brilliance of all students, and works hard to support teachers in seeing this brilliance, including our Black, Latinx other students who belong to groups that have been traditionally underserved in our education system. She enjoys learning in community with teachers and has learned a tremendous amount in supporting high school teachers in San Francisco, managing the Complex Instruction program in SFUSD and through currently consulting with a team of educators supporting the Complex Instruction program in other districts. She has also presented the SFUSD math team’s work at the national and state mathematics conferences. As a member of the California State Mathematics state board, she has joined a team working to support the movement towards equity for all students in California. Angela has a Masters degree in Education from San Francisco State University, is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and is always looking to bring what she has learned to the work she does with teachers. Angela has publications including, CMC’s ComMuniCator, “Working Towards Equity through Core Values,” and two co-authored pieces with Lizzy Hull Barnes, a Case Study in Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics, “Work to End Tracking and Offer Four Years of Meaningful Math Instruction” and a chapter in Success Stories for Catalyzing Change in School Mathematics, “Being Bold: San Francisco’s Detracking Story as a Path to Equity.”
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