CORE Math Services

 

Our Approach

CORE works with educators to increase their math knowledge and ability to implement high-quality math curricula materials, evidence-based instructional strategies, and effective assessments. 

CORE’s proven model transforms math programs so all students gain the understanding, skills, and reasoning abilities needed to enter their career or college of choice.

Through our Math Services, we help teachers to:

  • Develop knowledge.
  • Build skills.
  • Sustain change.

CORE works with school leaders to: 

  • Employ consistent processes that develop teachers’ instructional practices.
  • Implement Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to create a professional learning culture that fosters high achievement for all students.

We also help educators support math success for multilingual learners and students with disabilities.

What sets CORE apart is our onsite implementation support. Whichever program you use, we’ll help you develop and implement a plan to raise achievement for each and every student, including multilingual learners and students with disabilities.

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

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

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

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

Get in touch

Contact CORE to learn more about our Math Services.