Hello Fellow ICTM Members,

            I would like to introduce myself to you.  I am Valerie Sitzmann I am replacing Shari Collins, not only on the board of ICTM, but I am also replacing her at NWAEA as a Secondary Math Consultant.  I have spent my summer preparing for this new role by attending trainings: SOAR Interventions for Fractions; Cognitively Guided Instruction, and DESMOS.  I am looking forward to assisting and supporting teachers and students in the NWAEA with these math interventions.  In addition, I am interested in learning more about Illustrative Mathematics and its use and application in the classroom  I come to the NWAEA after teaching for 24 years in the classroom.  I come to the NWAEA after teaching for 24 years at Kingsley-Pierson Middle School.  I look forward to meeting other math teachers from across the state and promoting math.

                                    —Valerie Sitzmann