Welcome to the new Mathematics Newsletter! We are very excited about sharing the latest news in mathematics as well as highlighting the great work Kentucky teachers are doing with students in their classrooms and districts.
We have three mathematics consultants at the Kentucky Department of Education and we strive to provide excellent leadership, service and support. Please feel free to contact any of our consultants for assistance.
Erin Chavez has 14 years of experience in teaching elementary education in Kentucky. She received the Dr. Leibman Award in 2015 for Teacher of the Year. She is a Kentucky core advocate, a member of the Kentucky Network to Transform Teaching advisory team and serves on the board of Learning Forward Kentucky. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s and is working on becoming a National Board certified teacher.
Chavez enjoys collaborating with teachers across the state to help students succeed in mathematics. She also just recently started her new role as an elementary consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education. Please feel free to contact her by email at Erin.Chavez@education.ky.gov.
Krista Hall began teaching in 1993 at Jessamine County Middle School. After working as a middle school classroom teacher for 18 years, she accepted a position as a mathematics coach in Fayette County. She has been a mathematics consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education since 2012 and enjoys working with K-12 teachers throughout Kentucky.
As a member of state and national organizations – including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics – Hall represents and advocates for Kentucky’s teachers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Kentucky and a master’s at Georgetown College. Please feel free to contact her by email at Krista.Hall2@education.ky.gov.
Robin Hill began her teaching career at Shelby County High School in 1990 as a mathematics teacher and also has worked in the Franklin County public schools and at Frankfort High School. She has been a state mathematics consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) since 2008 and she loves working with teachers across the state at all levels.
Hill serves alongside other Kentucky teachers on the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics board as the KDE representative and she has been on the board since 2008. She serves as the KDE liaison to the Kentucky Mathematics Educator Development committee, linking P-12 education with postsecondary educators. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), and has represented Kentucky on multiple national committees and workgroups.
Hill is currently the president of the ASSM, whose mission is to increase the capacity of mathematics leaders in state and provincial agencies to advance quality mathematics education. She is the mathematics coordinator for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, as well as the math coordinator for the Math and Science Partnership grants. Hill earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in secondary mathematics education from Murray State University. Please feel free to contact Robin by email at Robin.Hill@education.ky.gov.