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Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership. Sharing in Leadership for Student Success. National Science Foundation Site Visit, 8–10 June 2005. Core Partners. Principal Investigator Dr. DeAnn Huinker, UWM Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Kevin McLeod, UWM Mr. Henry Kranendonk, MPS

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Milwaukee mathematics partnership

Milwaukee Mathematics


Sharing in Leadership for Student Success

National Science Foundation Site Visit, 8–10 June 2005

Steering committee

Principal Investigator

Dr. DeAnn Huinker, UWM

Co-Principal Investigators

Dr. Kevin McLeod, UWM

Mr. Henry Kranendonk, MPS

Dr. Kimberly Farley, MATC

Dr. Aquine Jackson, MPS

Key Individuals

Dr. Hank Kepner, UWM

Mr. David Ruszkiewicz, MATC

Ms. Kathy Swope, MPS

Mr. Bob Lehmann, MTEA

Steering Committee

Mmp goals
MMP Goals

  • Comprehensive Mathematics Framework

  • Distributed Leadership

  • Teacher Learning Continuum

  • Student Learning Continuum

Building innovations for collaboration
Building Innovationsfor Collaboration

  • Mathematics Leadership through School-based Learning Teams

  • Mathematics Design Teams

  • Transition to Post-secondary Mathematics

  • IHE Network for Mathematics

Milwaukee mathematics partnership

National Research Council. (2001). Adding it up: Helping children learn mathematics.

Milwaukee mathematics partnership

Learning Team

Math Teacher Leader


Other Key Teachers


IHE Faculty Mathematics & MathEducation




Distributed Leadership Model for Mathematics

Milwaukee mathematics partnership

Building District Capacity

  • Challenging Mathematics

  • Comprehensive Mathematics Framework

  • Learning Targets

  • State Standards and Descriptors

  • Classroom-based Assessments

  • Teacher Leadership

  • Math Teacher Leaders

  • Math Specialists

  • Teachers-in-Residence

  • Assessment and Other Leaders

Mathematics design teams
Mathematics Design Teams

  • Implement recommendations of The Mathematical Education of Teachers.

  • Develop mathematical knowledge needed for teaching.

  • Mathematics content tied to classroom practice.

Milwaukee mathematics partnership

Design Team Members

Problem Solving

Math – Dr. Richard O’Malley

Math Ed – Dr.Hank Kepner

Math Ed – Kelly Kaiser

Teacher - Sharonda Harris

Discrete Probability & Statistics

Math – Dr. Richard Stockbridge

Math – Gary Luck

Math Ed – Dr.Hank Kepner

Teacher – Bernard Rahming

Teacher – Pat Hopfensperger


Math – Dr. Ric Ancel

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Teacher– Melissa Hedges

Algebraic Structures

Math – Dr. Craig Guilbault

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Teacher – Connie Laughlin

Teacher – Nancy Jo Grochowski

Secondary Capstone Course

Math – Dr. Kevin McLeod

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Teacher – Dan Lotesto

175/176 and 275/276

Math – Gary Luck

Math – Dave Ruszkiewicz

Math – Tom Geil

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Math Ed – Meghan Steinmeyer

Teachers in residence

  • Experienced teachers from the Milwaukee Public Schools.

  • On special assignment at the university.

  • Link academic teacher preparation and urban classroom practice. 

  • Align teacher preparation and K-12 reform initiatives.

Transition to post secondary mathematics
Transition to Post-Secondary Mathematics

  • Analysis of UWM & MATC placement data.

  • Publicizing expectations and policies of UWM & MATC placement tests.

  • Pilot programs at two MPS schools.

  • Mathematics Placement Enhancement Program (PEP) at UWM.

Milwaukee mathematics partnership

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Ihe network for mathematics
IHE Network for Mathematics

  • Comprised of mathematics faculty and mathematics educators from two-year and four-year universities and colleges.

  • Engage IHE faculty in studying the mathematical preparation of teachers.

  • Engage IHE faculty with PK-12 teachers and district specialists.

Milwaukee mathematics partnership

Learning Teams Continuum of Work for Mathematics

Milwaukee mathematics partnership

Survey Results: April 2005

Number of Schools at Each Stage of the Continuum