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The Wright State University Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a professional organization of educators from around the Miami Valley

who gather for conversation about mathematics, how students learn about mathematics, and effective ways to teach mathematics.


Ronda Lozano

WSUACTM President

6th Grade Math Teacher, Huber Heights City Schools

Ronda has been a 6th grade math teacher for 16 years.  She loves spending time with her daughter.  Ronda enjoys playing all types of games with friends and family. When Ronda retires, she would like to be a comedian.

Peggy Kelly

Secretary, Past President

Academic Director for Developmental Mathematics and Lecturer, Department of Math and Stats, Wright State University

Peggy has taught in several 7-12 schools since 1988 including Covington High School, Spinning Hills Middle School, Stebbins High School, Trotwood-Madison High School, Chaminade-Julienne High School, and the Dayton Regional STEM School. Her post-secondary experience includes Miami Jacobs Career College, the University of Dayton, and Wright State. In addition to math courses Peggy teaches math methods and action research courses to preservice students who plan to become K-12 math teachers. In addition to teaching, Peggy enjoys baking and makes an outstanding cappuccino cheesecake.

Shirley Eldridge

Membership Secretary

Math Teacher/Department Chair

Wayne High School (Huber Heights City Schools)

Shirley has been teaching since 1989. She has been the WSUACTM Membership Chair since 2006. Shirley loves to travel and collects kaleidoscopes.

Dave Herick

WSUACTM Treasurer

5 - 7 Math Teacher, Bell Creek Intermediate

Adjunct Professor, Wright State University

This is Dave's 29th year of teaching middle grades math and other subjects.  He also teaches Middle Childhood classes for Wright State University.  In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family and his amazing black lab, Sam Adams! 

Meg Bailey

Vice-President, Elementary

4th Grade Math & Science Teacher, Dixie Elementary in New Lebanon

In addition to being a 4th grade math/science teacher and a member of WSUACTM's executive committee, Meg is a member of BLT and DLT.  She is co-chair of LPDC and is also a mentor.  She was Dixie's Teacher of the Year for 2013-14. On Friday nights in the fall, you'll find Meg in the stands with her family at Dixie's varsity football games loudly and proudly cheering on her son during the entire game while he's playing football, as well as when he takes off his helmet, picks up his trumpet, and plays with the band in the halftime show while in his football uniform.

Jim Mamer

Vice-President, Middle School

Math Teacher, Clark-Shawnee School District

Jim Mamer is a 1988 graduate of Wright State and has been teaching middle school math in the Clark-Shawnee district for 29 years. He is a member of WSUACTM, OCTM, and NCTM and loves opening his classroom to educators and future teachers. Jim has provided professional development with the Connected Mathematics Project for the past twenty years. He has received many awards including the Presidential Award, an OCTM award, as well as county and district awards. He states that these honors have occurred because of all the great mentorship and education he has received from Wright State and Michigan State University. 

Alyxis Camden

Vice President, High School

Math & Physics Teacher, The Dayton Regional STEM School

Alyxis earned a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.A. in Physics, and an M.Ed. in Integrated Mathematics all at Wright State. She is currently in her second year teaching at DRSS. She loves teaching and seeing students become excited about learning! This is her first year working with WSUACTM and she's looking forward to learning more about WSUACTM and meeting new math teachers from across the Dayton Region.

Ann Farrell

Vice-President, College

Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Wright State University

Ann grew up in Elyria, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and master's and doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University. She has been teaching at Wright State University since 1989. Her primary professional and research interest is Mathematics Lesson Study. She is happy to be working with and for teachers and pleased that WSUACTM can provide them with professional development focused on understanding and teaching mathematics.

Vickie Hesler

WSUACTM Consultant

State Support Team Consultant and Mathematics Specialist

Vickie is in her 47th year of education, currently working as a school improvement consultant and mathematics specialist. She works with two national organizations, multiple state level groups, primarily in the area of mathematics education. She taught for many years in the Miamisburg School district and has taught at Wright State University and Antioch University.  She has provided hundreds of professional development sessions at the national, state, regional and local levels. A fun fact about Vickie is that she is an avid photographer and aviation enthusiast.

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