About the Math Center
- Idaho Region 2 Mathematics Center
- Lewis Clark State college houses the Idaho Regional Mathematics Center for Region 2. The center is directed by Kacey Diemert and supported by Ryan Dent, our Regional Mathematics Specialist. The intent of the center is to provide professional mathematics support with both content and pedagogy to K-12 teachers in Region 2. The members of the Regional Mathematics Centers have experience in K-16 mathematics education, designing and delivering professional development, instructional technologies, and educational research. We are able to provide both regional and school-specific support in mathematics education. We welcome input from schools and districts as to the type of professional development they need. Our professional development begins with promoting mathematical thinking, problem solving, and the habits of mind students need to effectively understand and apply mathematics.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Dr. Kacey Diemert
Dr. Kacey Diemert is just starting her third year as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Lewis-Clark State College. In this position, Kacey has been enjoying the privilege of educating future K-12 teachers. Her research interests focus on professional development of K-12 teachers with specific attention to teacher-led professional development in mathematics content and practices for teaching, and identifying the professional knowledge most valued by teachers to support teaching with mathematics standards and other innovations. She accepted the position as Director of the Regional Math Center this summer.
Kacey taught high school mathematics in Longview, WA; and thanks to a rural upbringing, she is accustomed to the circumstances and needs of rural area teachers. Kacey grew up in a small farming community on the Hi-Line of Montana between Shelby and Havre, and is very excited to get to know her new community here in Idaho. During her free time, Kacey has a blast gardening, fixing her new house, and playing with her two miniature schnauzers, Anakin and Leia, and her cat, Finn.