Rhode island Mathematics teachers Association
- to promote an active interest in mathematics and its applications
- to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and materials related to the instruction of mathematics
- to work for the improvement of mathematics instruction at all levels
- to further the cooperative study of problems related to the teaching of mathematics at the elementary, middle school, high school and college level
Nikki Greene, President
Nikki Greene is a Math Interventionist and Math Content Specialist in Warwick Public Schools. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Education/Special Education from Rhode Island College and her Master of Education in Reading/Literacy from Providence College. Nikki was named Warwick's Teacher of the Year in 2015 and is 2018 State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a highly effective teacher with over 20 years of experience working solely in the elementary education setting while also specializing in special education, literacy instruction, and math interventions.
Cathy Boutin, NCTM/NCSM Representative
Lynn Rakatansky, At-Large Representative Lynn Rakatansky retired from teaching middle school mathematics in East Providence, RI and has served as adjunct faculty at Lesley University in Massachusetts. Lynn has served as President of both RIMTA and ATMNE and has been active in program planning for many local, regional and national conferences including serving as Program Chair for ATMNE 2011 and 2017. Lynn received the 2000 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and was recognized as the 2010 DeRobbio Awardee.
Tim Marum, At-Large Representative
Susan Pagliaro, RIDE Representative
Susan Pagliaro is the State Mathematics Specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Education and a former Middle School Mathematics and Reading teachers at Ferri Middle School in Johnston and St. Pius V School in Providence. Susan received her MAT from Rhode Island College and was named both the Ferri Middle School and Johnston Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She has also been a Presidential Award Nominee for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and a RIMLE Teacher of the Year Nominee. Susan is married with two children and loves to bike, hike, kayak, sew, knit, cook and read.
Meredith Astrologo, Past-President
Meredith Astrologo is the K-5 Elementary Mathematics Specialist for North Kingstown School Department with over 14 years of experience in the elementary setting. She earned her Masters in Elementary Education at Roger Williams University. Meredith is President of the Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association and a Board Member for the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England. She was an original teacher and developer of the SUM: Steps for Understanding Mathematics materials, adapting them from First Steps Mathematics, is trained in Add+VantageMR and also provides professional development as a Math Leader for the Bridges in Mathematics/Math Learning Center.
Gina Kilday, Secretary and Web Communications
Sara Donaldson, Awards Chair Sara Donaldson currently works as Assistant Professor of Education at WheatonCollege and earned her doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning. Sara also does research in Teaching Methods, Teacher Education and Mathematics Education. She is currently involved in research investigating the impact of strategies and tools on perceived social and teaching presence in online, graduate education.
Nicole Hersey, At-Large Representative
Crystal Monteiro, At-Large Representative