Angela McIver, PhD - Founder and CEO
Angela is CEO and Founder of Math Foundations, LLC with twenty years experience in education and business. She has a PhD in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, a MsEd from Temple University and a BA from Hampton University where she studied history and economics.
Angela has been a founding member of several highly successful education programs including founding Director of the Math/Science Upward Bound program at Temple University, which was chosen as a National Model Program; she was on the team that founded Mastery Charter Schools, considered one of the best Charter Management Organizations in the country. Since 2005 she has built Math Foundations, LLC - a company that focuses on developing effective interventions for older students with weak math foundations (all the math students should have learned in elementary school). Angela’s work is based on her dissertation Number Sense: An exploration of urban middle school students’ numerical reasoningfor which she received a Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.
In 2010, Angela started and after-school math program for elementary age students to encourage students to engage in challenging math at young ages. This endeavor resulted in the creation of Monstermathclub.com which employs six teachers that run 10 clubs per week for kids in grades 2 through 6. Students participate in “math as sport” and compete in several math –based individual and team competitions throughout the year. Math Foundations uses Monstermathclub as a “laboratory” to design and develop challenging math activities which are then used in the professional development of elementary math teachers
Angela has grown her company from a small consulting firm to a rapidly expanding managed-service company which supports schools and organizations who wish to increase academic achievement in math (particularly for their lowest-performing students). The company’s client list includes, the U.S. Department of Labor (Philadelphia Region, Atlanta Region, Chicago Region), Horizons Youth Services (Harrisonburg, VA), YouthBuild USA (Boston,MA), YouthBuild Philadelphia, Project Forward Leap (Philadelphia), Minact Inc. (MS), Eagle Valley School District (CO), and Youth Empowerment Services (Philadelphia).
As an expert in developmental math and workforce training needs, Angela gives speaking engagements all over the country. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and is a regular speaker at their conferences. She also teaches the elementary math methods course for Teach for America students enrolled in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.