The consultants listed below are available for fee. Work with each consultant individually for rates.

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**Valerie Faulkner** – I have some availability for workshops and lectures. I focus on getting a staff excited about **WHY** **we need to make changes to classroom instruction**. Generally, I can invigorate a staff to see why an initiative that you are about to put in place (Common Core Standards, Math Talk, Structures of Equality, Hands-on Mathematics) is important and worth the effort. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in working with me and your teaching staff. Use this page to Contact me.

I have also worked closely with many teachers/consultants who I recommend highly. Here is a list of those consultants and how to contact them.

**Julie Russo** – Contact – Region – North Carolina and surrounding areas

Julie is looking for elementary schools that want to work intensively on changing instruction in the classroom by teaching math relationships through the **Structures of Equality. ** Deeply connected to the goals of the Common Core Standards, this approach impacts Math Talk in the classroom and student ability to access and make sense of quantitative reading (‘math word problems’). Julie’s approach is a combination of Cognitively Guided Instruction and Singapore Bar Modeling and it will make a difference in your classroom and your school!

**Austin James** – Contact – Region – Central North Carolina

Austin is a master at bringing hands-on instruction to High School students and high school math curriculum. Austin uses **Foundations of Algebra** and **Intro to High School Math **as if he created it himself and can support your high school in **transforming your pre-algebra classes** into a place that gives students a real chance to get back into the stream of rigorous mathematics. Austin also brings connections and visual structures to upper level mathematics classes and can work with teachers to change how they teach Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Geometry, and Statistics to ensure the success of all students.

**Kathy Sargent** – Contact – Region – Central North Carolina

Kathy is a State-Level trainer for **Foundations of Mathematics** and an expert in how to support middle school students identified with special needs both in the resource setting and the inclusion setting. In particular, Kathy has worked closely with me to bring alive the Math Labs (Math Warm-ups) that I created while in Wake County. Kathy has turned this into a science and can show your special education and inclusion teachers how to transform the firs 15 minutes of every class into a space that develops number sense and builds a bridge to authentic access to the Standard Course of Study.

**Amanda Shedaker** – Contact – Region – Eastern North Carolina

Amanda is a State-Level trainer for **Foundations of Mathematics** and an expert in how to support middle school students identified with special needs both in the resource setting and the inclusion setting. Amanda can help you address issues regarding your special education sub-group and develop a plan to bring authentic mathematics instruction to all students.

**Judith Wells** – Contact – Region – Eastern North Carolina

Judith is a State-Level trainer for **Foundations of Mathematics** and a veteran teacher of middle school mathematics. She can support your staff to the Common Core Standards in the middle school. An area of expertise for Judith is demonstrating to teachers how students identified as Academically Gifted actually benefit from a more deliberate hands-on approach that allows them to develop language and make connections across the mathematics.

**Carol Hale** – Contact – thale@embarq.com Region – Eastern and Central North Carolina

Carol is a State-Level trainer for **Foundations of Mathematics** and a veteran teacher of middle school mathematics. She can support your staff to the Common Core Standards in grades 4 through 8. Carol is a co-author o the Foundations of Mathematics and can help your staff with understanding why we need to make changes in math instruction and how to do that. She has also served as an instructional coach and can help administrators to support teachers in making changes in instruction.

Hello, I am looking to find a teacher to help my 15 year old (Vilonia freshman) with AP geometry.

Jessica –

thanks for the comment/request. Do you live here in the triangle area?

If so, go ahead and email me at my NC State email address vffaulkn@ncsu.edu

valerie