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Mary Ann Van Tassell

Math Specialist
Work Phone: (206) 283-7031 x129 Blog: OLF Math Corner

Biographical Info

B.A., Elementary Education, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Toronto
M.Ed., Leadership and Accountability, Grand Canyon University
Catechist Certified

I have been in education for 27 years, 10 of which were spent in Toronto, Canada, and the past 17 in Seattle, mostly in Catholic schools. I have taught 1st through 7th grades. My greatest joy in teaching is seeing students grow over the course of each year. I love to help students develop multiple ways to approach new concepts and different ways to express their learning. I am particularly interested in the current discoveries in brain research and how their new understandings impact educational practices.

This year, I am excited to draw on my education and experience to work with teachers to reach all math learners. I love making connections across curriculum areas, tying in technology and science with math and language.

Outside of the classroom, I helped develop the Nickelodeon Parent/Teacher Homework Help Portal, putting resources within reach to support students in math. I enjoy being outdoors, too, and look forward to time every summer spent trout fishing and backpacking, especially in the Sierra Nevadas.

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Updated 8 months ago.