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Conference Speakers

Keynote speaker Dr. Jo Boaler is the Nomellini Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, and a maths teacher in London comprehensive schools. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ‘Early Career Award’, the NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Award (2014) and the CMC Walter Denham Mathematics Leadership award (2015). She is the author of eighteeen books and numerous research articles. She is a White House presenter on women and girls. She co-founded to give teachers, parents and students the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. Her work has been published in the New York Times, TIME magazine, The Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets. Her latest book is: Math-ish:Finding Creativity, Diversity and Meaning in Mathematics. published by Harper Collins. She was one of the writing team for the 2023 California Mathematics Framework, is co-leading a K-12 Data Science Initiative and was named as one of the 8 educators “changing the face of education” by the BBC.

Featured Speaker Nat Banting is a Canadian classroom mathematics teacher with Saskatoon Public Schools who blogs about teaching math at and tweets as @NatBanting. He also enjoys working as a lecturer in math education programs at St. FX University and the University of Saskatchewan. Recently, he received a 2021 Prime Minister’s Certificate of Excellence in STEM, and in 2019 the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences awarded him the Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award recognizing innovation and excellence across Canadian mathematics education. When he is not working in math education, you can usually find Nat spending time with his kids, on his gravel bike, or in a rink coaching young ice hockey goaltenders.

Featured Speaker Kevin Dykema is President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), an international mathematics education organization with more than 30,000 members.  He has taught 8th grade mathematics for over 25 years and is currently at Mattawan Middle School in southwest Michigan. Kevin is a frequent speaker before mathematics education audiences and has co-authored Productive Math Struggle, published by Corwin.  He has also written several articles for Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12.  Dykema loves working with others to help improve mathematics education for each and every student.

Featured Speaker John SanGiovanni is a best-selling author and nationally recognized leader in mathematics education. He works as a mathematics coordinator in Howard County, Maryland leading curriculum development, professional learning, assessment, and intervention. John is passionate about developing mathematics specialists and teacher leaders in his district and at McDaniel College. He also works as an international consultant providing professional learning for mathematics content, pedagogy, and curriculum design. John is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country. He is active in professional organizations serving on the Board of Directors for both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. 

Featured Speaker Dr. India White is a TEDx speaker, national educational consultant, author of 45+ books, and co-author for Savvas Learning. India is a 3-time graduate of the University of Florida, majoring in math, educational leadership and educational leadership and administration.White has held positions as a math teacher, math coach, Assistant Principal, and a National Ed Consultant. India’s mission is to find out how to use equitable practices while developing grit in students to bridge the achievement gap. Dr. White has presented on Equity and Culture, Equitable Math Practices, The Power of Grit, and on Equity. India is a member of the National School Board Association, the Superintendent’s Association, National Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women in Education, Benjamin Banneker Association, and National Council of Supervisors in Mathematics and National Council of Teachers in Mathematics. As a member of these organizations, India has been privileged to work with various leaders in legislation, department of education and throughout various organizations that speak to equity, diversity and inclusion. She currently serves as the Equity and Access Chair for the Florida Council of Teachers in Mathematics, where she will work with leaders in Florida to help serve all learners.

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