As the Director of Educational Evaluation & Technical Assistance Services at RMC Research Corporation, Mr. Weaver is responsible for a wide variety of research and evaluation projects in science and mathematics education reform. Prior to joining RMC Research Corporation, Mr. Weaver held a position with the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) in Portland, Oregon, for 13 years where he served as an Instructional Designer with the Educational Technology Program, a technical consultant with the Northwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Teaching, and an evaluator and database developer for NWREL’s Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities.
Mr. Weaver earned a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Mathematics Education from Portland State University in Oregon. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree he served as a mathematics and computer science teacher for 8 years at Mt. View Intermediate School in Beaverton, Oregon. During this time Mr. Weaver also served as the department chairperson, taught numerous college credit courses for district staff, and served on curriculum development committees.
Principal Investigator, SCC Faculty
Dr. April Strom
Dr. Strom has taught mathematics at the community college level for over 17 years and she is currently serving as the Principal Investigator for an $8.7M NSF-funded MSP project titled the Arizona Mathematics Partnership. This project is a professional development and research project focused on middle school mathematics teachers in 7 school districts in Arizona, and led by Scottsdale Community College. She has also worked extensively on another NSF-funded project, called Project Pathways, as a researcher and lead curriculum developer at Arizona State University. Strom also currently chairs the national research committee supported by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Strom received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (emphasis in Mathematics Education) from Arizona State University (2008). The focus of her dissertation research was on secondary teachers’ understanding of exponential functions and the development of a conceptual framework for analyzing knowledge of exponential functions. Strom received her master’s degree in Mathematics Education (1998) and Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (1997) from Texas Tech University.