Webinar Recording: Leveraging Key Administrator Moves to Cure Math Woes

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Recent reports from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) detail the sharpest drop in math scores ever recorded for fourth and eighth graders, painting a clear picture of the immense impact that the challenges associated with the pandemic have had on student achievement.

On January 11, 2023, engage2learn hosted the Leveraging Key Administrator Moves to Cure Math Woes webinar in partnership with edWeb, presented by Abilene Independent School District's Data Fellow for School Improvement, Kathryn Walker, and engage2learn’s own Raquel Perez.

Watch the webinar recording to gain actionable strategies and next steps for:

  • Mitigating the effects of unfinished learning in math.
  • Accelerating NAEP and student achievement scores for every learner.
  • Increasing job satisfaction and teacher retention by focusing educator coaching and support efforts on effective math instruction.


kathryn walker abilene isdKathryn Walker

Data Fellow for School Improvement, Abilene ISD

Currently serving as Abilene ISD RSSP Lead and Data Fellow for School Improvement:  Middle School Math HQIM Implementation for 4 campuses, 60 teachers, and 3000 students. She began her teaching journey in 1989 as a high school teacher and coach, then served for 3 years as program director for a school within a school at Abilene High focusing on At-Risk 9th graders. Upon completion of my Masters in Educational Administration, Kathy served 3 years as a high school Instructional Specialist and Chief Academic Officer. Prior to joining AISD Central Office, her educational investment of 29 years has included 12 Years as campus principal serving elementary, high school and most recently 7 years at Mann Middle School in Abilene, Texas.

raquel-perezRaquel Perez

Executive Director of Partner Success, engage2learn

With 34+ years of educational experience, Raquel Perez is known for her meaningful leadership and coaching skills that lead to student achievement. She has worked with chronically low-performing campuses, including Title I schools, Gear-Up campuses, alternative high schools, TTIPS campuses, and Priority campuses, leading to double-digit gains in student learning for numerous partner districts. 

As the e2L Math Lead, Raquel analyzes projects to develop strategies and custom resources for accelerated district and campus success. She also provides job-embedded training and coaching to the team of e2L math coaches, vetting and incorporating trends and tools to strengthen critical analysis and math confidence in teachers and learners.

Prior to joining e2L, Raquel served as a math teacher, math department chair, assistant principal, curriculum specialist, and professional learning facilitator, as well as grant and assessment leader in a variety of urban districts, including Dallas ISD-area schools, Houston-area schools, and Corpus Christi ISD.

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