The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition
The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition has developed extensive programs for Mathematics Specialists and is just beginning work on Science Specialists. Mathematics Specialists are teacher leaders with strong preparation and background in mathematics content, instructional strategies, and school leadership.? Based in elementary and middle schools, mathematics specialists are excellent teachers who are released from full time classroom responsibilities so that they can support the professional growth of their colleagues, promoting enhanced mathematics instruction and student learning throughout their schools. They are responsible for strengthening classroom teachers? understanding of mathematics content, and helping teachers develop more effective mathematics teaching practices that allow all students to reach high standards as well as sharing research addressing how students learn mathematics.