Center for Recruitment and Retention
of Mathematics Teachers

The Secondary Mathematics Education Program is hosting a very special event following the MEAD Conference on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Number Talks Seminar presented by Ruth Parker

Dr. Ruth Parker will deliver a 3 hour session on Number Talks for educators in Kindergarten through Community College. Dr. Parker cofounded the Mathematics Education Collaboration (MEC) in 1998 to help educators, parents and the public work in partnership to improve mathematics teaching and student learning. The focus of this seminar is on how to orchestrate student learning through student discourse. Her recent book, Making Number Talks Matter (Stenhouse, 2015), is inspiring teachers nationwide to help students become impowered problem solvers.
CRR partners (see below) may register art a reduced rate of $30. All others pay $75.
Don't miss this opportunity! Register at this link:
Click here for a promotional flyer.

Click here to see a video of Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphries describing Number Talks.

Save the date for the Thirteenth Annual MEAD Conference-
Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers at the University of Arizona was created in August, 2001 to address the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers at the middle and high school levels. Its goals are to retain mathematics teachers currently in the field and to attract mathematically talented college students to the teaching profession. Towards this end the Center coordinates several projects, including a program for new teachers (Induction Program), a tutoring project to attract college students into mathematics education, teacher workshops, and an annual Mathematics Educator's Appreciation Day Conference for teachers, grades K-12. These and other projects are described by links at the left.

According to The Gallup Blog's March 27, 2013 post, Teaching May Be the Secret to a Good Life. Click here to read the post.

We are proud of the work we do and the effect it has on mathematics education. We encourage you to read our annual report. Click here to read the 2015-2016 CRR Annual Report.

Josh and Victor Lee and Arthur Herbst Fred and Rep. Giffords
Teachers share ideas in the HEMS Workshop. Lee and Arthur Herbst are two of the donors to the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers.
Our donors make our programs possible!
Fred Stevenson, CRR Founder chats with former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the 2009 MEAD conference.

The following districts/schools maintain a partnership with the Center.


Altar Valley School District
Amphitheater Public Schools
Benson Unified School District
Catalina Foothills School District
Flowing Wells Unified School District
Marana Unified School District
Sahuarita Unified School District
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Sunnyside Unified School District
Tanque Verde Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District
Vail Unified School District


City High School
Paulo Freire Freedom School- Downtown
Paulo Freire Freedom School- University
Salpointe Catholic High School
The Gregory School
Pima Community College- West Campus Faculty