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Candidate for Vice President for Advocacy

Brian Lack

Present Position in GCTM: N/A

Universities Attended and Degrees Held

  • Georgia State University
    Ph.D., Early Childhood Education

  • University of Georgia
    M.Ed., Early Childhood Education

  • University of Georgia
    B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education



Professional Experience

  • District K-8 Mathematics Specialist, Forsyth County Schools
  • Quality Work Facilitator, Haw Creek Elementary
  • Instructor, K-5 Mathematics Endorsement, Forsyth County Schools
  • Grade 6 Math Teacher, Forsyth County Schools
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Fellow, Georgia State University
  • Elementary Teacher, Clarke County Schools, Gwinnett County Schools, Atlanta Public Schools

GCTM Offices/Committees

  • Georgia Mathematics Advisory Council

Other Professional Organizations and Offices

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, Lakeside Middle School, 2012
  • Outstanding Teaching Fellow, Georgia State University, 2007
  • Mary Murphy Robinson Scholar, UGA, 1999

Relevant Publications

  • Lack, B., Swars, S., & Meyers, B. (2014). Low- and High-Achieving Sixth-Grade Students’ Access to Participation during Mathematics Discourse. The Elementary School Journal, 115(1), 97-123.

Candidate Statement

I am a firm believer in a challenging and engaging mathematics education experience for all students in Georgia. As your VP of Teacher Advocacy, I will work with state leaders and other stakeholders to ensure consistency in K-12 mathematics standards, as well as high-quality professional learning that leads to increased student achievement, engagement, and productive mindsets.