New Math Specialist at Lower School Enhances Math Instruction

As part of CFA’s recently adopted Strategic Plan, the addition of a LS Math Specialist (Kim Parker) has received positive reviews for strengthening our math program and creating even more personalized instruction. For instance, when a class’ teacher, assistant teacher and Kim each take a group during 3rd grade math, the ratio is about 1:3! While her main role is to offer direct supplemental and enrichment math instruction in grades 3-5, Kim also is a resource for information and advice to any Lower School teacher. She works individually and in small groups both in and out of 3rd-5th grade classrooms, coaching skills and strategies, logic and reasoning, and previewing/front loading, as well as reviewing work with students to increase their ability to analyze and self-correct.