TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - JUMP Math is pleased to announce that Gerry Connelly has been appointed to the JUMP Math Board of Directors. Gerry is Education Advisor for The Learning Partnership and adjunct professor at York University. She is the former Director of Education of the Toronto District School Board and Director of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, in the Ontario Ministry of Education.
"We are thrilled that Gerry has agreed to join our board. For JUMP Math, this is a vote of confidence in our approach and an opportunity to benefit from Gerry's knowledge and experience as an educator and administrator," Dean Prevost, JUMP Math Board Chair.
"The JUMP Math program is a research-based program that not only provides a solid foundation in mathematics for all students, but it also inspires a love of mathematics and confidence among both students and teachers. I have seen the program in action for many years and I am proud to serve on the board.," Gerry Connelly, JUMP Math Board Member.
Gerry's career includes teaching and administration in both rural and urban environments in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, the United States and Ontario. She has also worked in South Africa, China and Estonia providing advice on inclusive schools, teaching and learning, curriculum development and second language learning.
Gerry is the recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Educator Award from OISE/University of Toronto, the Ontario Supervisory Officers provincial award for Leadership in Public Education, the Science Teacher of the Year Award and a Lifetime Award as a Leader in Science. For the full list of awards, please visit Gerry's LinkedIn Profile.
JUMP Math is an award-winning charitable organization. Our mission is to help all children achieve their full potential by encouraging a deep understanding and a love of math in students and educators and using math class as an opportunity to build the social and emotional skills required for long term academic and life success.
JUMP Math's structured inquiry approach draws on the latest cognitive research to provide a unique combination of depth, careful scaffolding and continuous assessment. We offer teacher and student resources for Kindergarten to grade 8, as well as professional development and support to help teachers reach and teach all students.
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