LRSD Math Leadership Selected to Head National Organization

Dr. Vanessa Cleaver was recently elected president of the National Benjamin Banneker Association, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and will serve until April of 2015. Marcelline Carr, Lead Math Teacher for grades 9-12, was elected treasurer.

The Benjamin Banneker Association is a national non-profit organization of concerned teachers of mathematics, university-level mathematics educators and other individuals committed to promoting greater mathematical literacy for all members of our society, particularly African American students. The organization, named after African-American scientist, surveyor, astronomer and almanac author Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), has more than 300 members across the United States.