2018 CCTM Board of Directors Candidate Information

Below is information about each of the candidates running for the CCTM Board of Directors. Ballots will be sent to CCTM members via email and must be completed by Thursday, April 5.


Candidate for President-Elect

 Joanie Funderburk

Joanie Funderburk

Joanie Funderburk

Current: Manager of Professional Learning, Student Achievement Partners

Experience: President (2015- present); Region 3 representative; conference chair; Secondary Math Coordinator - Cherry Creek School District (6.5 years); high school math teacher (19.5 years)

About CCTM's Role: I believe that CCTM has the opportunity and responsibility to support all math teachers in Colorado. In our geographically large state, a significant number of math educators don't have access to math-specific professional learning... (Click to Read More About Joanie)


Candidates for Vice President

 Chelsea Carstensen

Chelsea Carstensen

Chelsea Carstensen

Current: Math teacher, John Wesley Powell Middle School, Littleton Public Schools

Experience: Taught 6th grade math, 8th grade math, social studies, and reading

About CCTM's Role: From my experience, CCTM supports math teachers by providing them with resources and professional development... (Click to Read More About Chelsea)

 
 Julie Schmalz

Julie Schmalz

Julie Schmalz

Current: Currently I am a mathematics teacher at Grand Mesa Middle School in Mesa County Valley School District 51. I teach 8th grade and honors Math 1.

Experience: I have been in education for more than 22 years. I spent the beginning of my career as an elementary teacher where I taught kindergarten through 5th grades. Then I became a district level mathematics curriculum specialist and a math recovery Champion which allows me to train teachers in Add+Vantage Math Recovery courses. I have also... (Click to Read More About Julie)


Candidates for Secretary

 Jessica Marie Cohen

Jessica Marie Cohen

Jessica Marie Cohen

Current: I currently work as a 2nd grade math/science teacher at Centennial Elementary School in Harrison District 2.

Experience: I have worked in Harrison School District 2 for 9 years. I have been at Centennial Elementary for 2 years and prior to that I worked at Soaring Eagle Elementary. Throughout my career, I have taught Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in all content areas.

About CCTM's Role: I feel that Colorado Counsel for Teachers of Mathematics is a reliable resource for math educators across the state to reach out... (Click to Read More About Jessica)

 
 Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Current: Middle School Math Interventionist, Mesa County Valley School District 51

Experience: I've taught preschool, first, second, and fourth grades at the elementary level. I've worked as a K-5 content specialist, and served as a math coach grades pre-K-8.

About CCTM's Role: I feel CCTM plays a vital role in supporting and CONNECTING math educators across the state of Colorado. CCTM is involved in important decision making on behalf math educators and math students in Colorado... (Click to Read More About Kim)


Candidates for Region 2 Representative

 Dennis DeBay

Dennis DeBay

Dennis DeBay

Current: Clinical Math Education Faculty, CU Denver

Experience: Assistant Professor Math Education (Manhattanville College, NY, 2013-2016), New Rochelle Elementary Math Education PD Liaison (NY, 2013-2016), High School Math and Computer Science Teacher, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (MA, 2007-2011)

About CCTM's Role: I believe that CCTM’s role is to be a resource in math education for teaching and learning, access and equity and advocacy in mathematics... (Click to Read More About Dennis)

 
 Suzanne Sundbye

Suzanne Sundbye

Suzanne Sundbye

Current: Jefferson County Math Pathway Specialist

Experience: Jeffco Math Content Specialist (16-17), 19 years teaching Math at Arvada High School (97-16), 3 years teaching math at the middle (93-96). I have taught 7th and 8th grade Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus.

About CCTM's Role: This role will help me stay current, network and collaborate about the NCTM Standards, State Standards, Curriculum, Teaching Practices, HEAR Requirements, Graduation Requirements, etc... within the state of Colorado as well as... (Click to Read More About Suzanne)


Candidates for Region 5 Representative

Uncontested