Discussant: Valerie L. Mills

Supervisor and Mathematics Education Consultant
Oakland Schools

Valerie L. Mills is the Supervisor and Mathematics Education Consultant for Oakland Schools and current President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Oakland Schools is an educational resource center serving 28 school districts and approximately 230,000 students. During her 35+ years in education she has taught high school mathematics, served as Mathematics Department Chair, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, and Director of Curriculum for the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor school districts in Michigan. In addition, she was the Principal Investigator on five Mathematics and Science Partnership projects working with high needs districts, was a Teacher Author on the Core Plus Mathematics Project, President of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, past chair of NCTM's Academy Services Committee, and has written numerous articles and professional development resources. Mills was awarded the Michigan Mathematics Education Service Award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Milken National Educator Award.