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John W. Staley

John W. Staley has been involved in mathematics education for over 30 years as a secondary mathematics teacher, leader, adjunct professor, and consultant.In his current role as coordinator of special projects in Baltimore County Public Schools, his primary work involves supporting schools in the continuous improvement process. He earned his bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park; a master’s in secondary education from Temple University; and a PhD in mathematics education leadership from George Mason University.

John has presented at state, national, and international conferences; served on many committees and task forces; facilitated workshops and professional development sessions on a variety of topics; received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science; and served in leadership roles as president for NCSM, the mathematics education leadership organization, and chair of the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction. As part of the writing teams for Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations (NCTM, 2018), Framework for Leadership in Mathematics Education (NCSM, 2020), and High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice (Berry et al., 2020), John continues his life work and passion to Change the Narrative about who is seen as being doers and learners of mathematics.

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