Our Board of Directors

Francisco Alarcón

Francisco is Professor of Mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Among his main areas of professional interest are effective professional development for K-12 teachers, the use of technology in the classroom, and ethnomathematics, in particular the arithmetic and geometry of the Maya culture. He has been an investigator  in 35 grants to diverse agencies in the US. He has also been actively connected with Hispanic high school students in his region. The Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA has honored his contributions with a mentoring award. Francisco is originally from Guatemala City.

Hunter Bost

Hunter is co-founder of McDuff Capital, where he focuses on small manufacturing, as well as multi-family, residential, and commercial real estate development. Previously, Hunter was a principal with Electra Partners, where he put his fluent Spanish to use managing the firm’s Latin American investments. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hunter currently lives with his wife and sons in Durham, NC.

Cynthia Kastner

Cynthia is Vice President of T2TGlobal’s Board of Directors, who is a marketing and communications strategist for socially conscious businesses. She helps entrepreneurs and small business owners effectively communicate their mission to their audiences. Raised in Venezuela, she is passionate about intercultural communications. A graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Business Administration, her work experience has encompassed Latin America, Europe, and the US. Cynthia now uses her marketing superpowers to help the greater good. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC, where her son and rescue dog keep her busy.

Linda Gojak

Linda is Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. After teaching mathematics in grades 4-8 for more than 20 years, in 1999, she became the first director of the Center for Mathematics Education, Teaching, and Technology at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has received several teaching awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Linda has authored a series of books on problem-solving for grades 3-6 and is currently completing work on a series for elementary teachers entitled The Common Core Mathematics Companion.

Arjan Khalsa

Arjan is Board President of T2TGlobal. He has a 40-year career in education that includes teaching at the elementary and university levels, researching and developing K-8 products, starting an education nonprofit serving students in Latin America, and founding three educational publishing companies. He is a regular presenter at national and state level mathematics education conferences where he often reports on his experiences in classrooms around the world. He has served as principal investigator on several federally funded research and development projects.

Leon Lamle

Leon is a full-stack web developer from New York City. He is the co-founder of CenturyClub, an on-premise analytics platform for the beverage industry, and fomerly worked at Compass real estate company. In the past he has worked on large payment systems, as well as a global learning management system that now trains over a million employees. When he’s not writing code, he loves to travel and work on side projects.

Jenny McGlone

Jenny is T2TGlobal’s co-founder and current Board Secretary who has a professional background in psychology. She worked in university counseling centers around the US, where teaching psychology was part of her job. From 2010 to 2014, she taught high school psychology at a local school. Jenny earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Davidson College, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with Chadd in their newly empty nest.

Mary Ollila

Mary is a public school math teacher in the Chapel Hill, NC, area. She came to the education field after a career in fundraising. Originally from Ohio, she graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Analysis. She has served as development director for a children’s hospital, a medical foundation, and the United Way of both Los Angeles, California, and Columbus, Ohio. Her love for numbers and adolescents led her back to school to earn a middle school math certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She now teaches full time at Carrboro High School.

Tim Pope

Tim is Past President of the T2TGlobal Board of Directors and Director of Product Management at McGraw-Hill. Previously, he was Vice President of Professional Services at Illustrative Mathematics. He has served as a high school teacher and administrator before leaving the classroom to work in curriculum design and professional development at the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He has traveled on several T2TGlobal programs and led its first team to Kenya. Tim currently lives in Texas with his family.

Arthur B. Powell

Arthur is Professor of Mathematics Education at Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey, the Associate Director of the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning of the Graduate School of Education, and directs the Research Group on Communication, Technology, and Mathematics Learning. His research interests include ethnomathematics, critically and socially responsive mathematics education, the subordination of mathematics teaching to learning, and computer-supported collaborative learning. Before his travels began with T2TGlobal, Arthur had taught in Brazil, China, Canada, Haiti, and Mozambique.

Michelle Pratico

Michelle is Treasurer of T2TGlobal’s Board, having served as T2TGlobal’s Executive Vice President from 2017 to 2019. A native Midwesterner, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Lake Forest College in Illinois, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been awarded honorary membership in Associated Women in Mathematics. Michelle’s career has focused on the operational side of various businesses, and her interests put her solidly on the forefront of the emerging STEAM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).

Steven Rasmussen

Steve is an education professional with a long track record in mathematics education and publishing. Steve was the co-founder and president of Key Curriculum Press, where he worked on software and textbook development. Steve was also president of KCP Technologies, the developer of the Geometer’s Sketchpad software for dynamic geometry, and he worked with school and publishing organizations around the globe on technology initiatives related to mathematics education and inquiry-based learning. Steve has authored mathematics workbooks and served as principal investigator on numerous National Science Foundation projects.

Patrick Scott

Rick is a professor emeritus of mathematics at New Mexico State University, where he has been a faculty member for 19 years. He has been involved in higher education since graduating with a doctoral degree in mathematics education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He was honored with an appointment to the US National Commission for Mathematics Instruction, charged with promoting mathematics education throughout the world. His publications include co-authoring the text Mathematics and Its Teaching in the Southern Americas.

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