Diane J. Briars, Ph.D. NCTM President-Elect |

## Diane J. Briars, Ph.D.

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Diane J.
Briars is a mathematics education consultant and President-Elect of the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Primary foci of her
current work are supporting schools and districts in their interpretation and
implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and The Intensified Algebra Project,
a joint venture of the Learning Science Research Institute, University of Illinois
at Chicago and the Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin, which is developing
instructional materials for underprepared 9^{th} grade Algebra 1
students. Previously, she was Mathematics Director for the Pittsburgh Public
Schools. Under her leadership, the Pittsburgh Schools made significant progress
in increasing student achievement through standards-based curricula, instruction
and assessment.

Dr. Briars is a Past President of the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), a 2,500-member international mathematics
leadership organization and has served in leadership roles for various other
national organizations, including The College Board and the National Science
Foundation. She has served
as a member of many national committees and advisory boards, including the
National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century,
headed by Senator John Glenn. She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, M.S.
and B.S. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and did post-doctoral
study in the Psychology Department of Carnegie-Mellon University. She began her
career as a secondary mathematics teacher.

^{th}grade Algebra 1 students. Previously, she was Mathematics Director for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Under her leadership, the Pittsburgh Schools made significant progress in increasing student achievement through standards-based curricula, instruction and assessment.