Director of Institutes and Workshops, SCC Faculty
Dr. James Vicich
Dr. Vicich has served as Workshop Coordinator and Facilitator for the U.S. Department of Education state-level MSP C-Cubed project. In that role, he led the development and implementation of workshops for middle school mathematics teachers for the past 9 years. Dr. Vicich has over 35 years of teaching experience in secondary, community college, and university mathematics.
Dr. Scott Adamson
Dr. Adamson has served as Workshop Facilitator for the U.S. Department of Education state-level MSP C-Cubed project. He has also developed research-based materials for middle school mathematics teachers. Dr. Adamson has facilitated professional learning communities in Arizona’s TPC2 project and directed school-site facilitators toward self-facilitation. He has 25 years of teaching experience in secondary and community college mathematics.
Dr. Trey Cox
Dr. Cox has served as PLC Facilitator for Arizona’s NSF-funded TPC2 project and directed school-site facilitators toward self-facilitation. He has conducted extensive research on professional learning communities while investigating the structure of PLCs as a means of enhancing teaching development. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in secondary and community college mathematics.
Dr. Frank Wilson
Dr. Wilson is an award-winning author of eight college mathematics textbooks and developer of hundreds of mathematics learning activities. His activities are used by thousands of educators around the world. His picture book on measurement, Measure Up! A Bug Contest, was published by Innovative Kids in 2003. Dr. Wilson was recognized as the Calculus Division Instructor of the Year while teaching at the U.S. Air Force Academy. His coauthored article, Inverse Functions: What Our Teachers Didn’t Tell Us, was featured as the cover article of The Mathematics Teacher in March 2011. A dynamic speaker, Frank regularly shares innovative teaching techniques at national mathematics education conferences. He has been teaching college-level mathematics since 1996.
Mona Toncheff is the mathematics content specialist for Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona. She oversees the development and implementation of mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Mona also coordinates and instructs district professional development activities for teachers designed to improve mathematics instruction and student achievement. She has served in public education for over 20 years. Mona has supervised the culture change from teacher isolation to professional learning communities—creating articulated standards and relevant district common assessments and providing ongoing professional development for over 200 high school mathematics teachers regarding best practices, equity and access, technology, response to intervention, and assessment for learning. A former secretary of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, she is director of the Western Region I NCSM Board. Mona was named 2009 Phoenix Union High School District Special Achievement Teacher of the Year. She received a BS in psychology from Arizona State University and an MEd in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Kacie Joyner has worked on NSF-funded Project Pathways in multiple capacities for the past 9 years, most recently as Project Director. Her work included the creation and implementation of professional development for high school teachers as well as the development of multiple researched-based high school curricula. She has experience teaching mathematics at the high school, community college, and college level and holds a Masters degree in Mathematics Education from Arizona State University. She is involved in a variety of aspects of the Arizona Mathematics Partnership (AMP), including as a current workshop instructor and as a part of the project management team.