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Nancy Markus

Nancy Markus is a Math Consultant for the Ohio Literacy Resource Center and teaches elementary and middle school math at Solomon Schechter Day School of Cleveland. She has spent the past 13 years working in adult education, as a teacher and trainer. As the Math Consultant for the Ohio Literacy Resource Center, Nancy has been active in staff development initiatives at the state and national levels.

Nancy is a founding member, past president, and current secretary of the Adult Numeracy Network. This group’s mission statement, adopted in March 1994 is Nancy’s mission also: "We are a community dedicated to quality mathematics instruction at the adult level. We support each other, encourage collaboration and leadership, and we influence policy and practice in adult math instruction." She has presented extensively at the national level.

In Ohio, Nancy is the founder of the Ohio Mathematical Planning Committee. She served as the convener of the Ohio Study Group for the ANPN planning grant for adult numeracy standards and reform in mathematics instruction, funded by the National Institute for Literacy, which was part of the Equipped for the Future initiative. She also was an Ohio representative for the "Worker Role development project" in this same initiative. She was a team member of an Ohio Department of Education "Math Proficiency Project", writing materials for primary teachers of Ohio. Nancy writes a newsletter for the adult education teachers of Ohio and is the moderator of a new electronic list for that group.

Nancy is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, B.A. Natural Sciences. summa cum laude, and B.S. Elementary Education, summa cum laude., Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Master of Education in Math Education from Kent State University.

Nancy loves mathematics, reading, gardening, knitting, traveling, walking, and life in general!

 

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