Math Coaching

Through our Math Coaching Services, we grow math educators skills and knowledge acquisition for effective implementation that ultimately impacts student learning.


About CORE's Math Coaching Services

In 1-on-1 on small group settings, CORE Coaches work with teachers to support a deeper understanding of adopted instructional materials, resolve implementation issues, and provide coaching on implementing effective instructional techniques. 


CORE Math Coaches work with teachers to:

Deepen understanding of adopted instructional materials

Resolve implementation issues

Implement effective instructional techniques

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The CORE Learning team is here to share information, answer any questions you may have, and partner to meet your educators’ and students’ needs.

Meet Our Math Experts

Dean Ballard
Dean Ballard

Director of Mathematics | CORE Learning

Dean Ballard is the Director of Mathematics for CORE. Dean has developed CORE’s math trainings, overseen CORE’s expert math team and services, and worked extensively with schools, teachers, and consultants on effective instruction and implementation of rigorous standards through their core and intervention programs.

Expertise in Math

Cyndia Ackerman
Cyndia Acker-Ramirez

Director, Professional Learning | CORE Learning

Cyndia Acker-Ramirez partners with schools and districts to reimagine job-embedded professional learning, with a focus on the instructional core, instructional decision-making, and leveraging curricular materials to deepen students’ mathematical understanding. As part of these efforts, Cyndia is leading the development and scale of CORE’s collaborative inquiry model that aims to support growth in student belonging, academic identity, and achievement while fostering teacher collective efficacy and individual agency in instructional decision-making.

Expertise in Math

Dr. Katie Kaskasky
Katie Laskasky

Program Manager | CORE Learning

As Program Manager, Katie Laskasky works to collaboratively develop and support the implementation of CORE’s professional learning and coaching model with schools and districts to include developing teacher capacity in instructional decision making and integrating job-embedded curriculum implementation support. Katie also revises CORE’s professional learning curriculum to deepen teacher pedagogical content knowledge in providing math instruction aligned to the CA Mathematics Framework.

Expertise in Math

Tatiana Mirzaian
Tatiana Mirzaian

Program Manager | CORE Learning

As Program Manager, Tatiana Mirzaian works collaboratively to develop and support the implementation of CORE’s CORE’s Collaborative Inquiry model with schools and districts to reimagine job-embedded professional learning. In doing so, Tatiana works to create experiences with partnering schools and districts to deepen teacher pedagogical content knowledge and develop their capacity in instructional decision-making.

Expertise in Math

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Get in touch and together we can develop a plan to build school leadership, develop teachers’ skills, and ensure success for every student.