The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Dr. Terri Bucci, Associate Professor of Math Education, is co-director of the OSU Mathematics Literacy Initiative. Areas of expertise are in the fields of mathematics education and international teacher education, particularly in Haiti. She has spent the last six years working with the Mathematics Literacy Initiative, translating the Algebra Project grades 7-12 work into applications in K-8 mathematics instruction. Holder of teaching certificates in elementary, secondary mathematics and general science, she has 14 years of public school teaching in grades 6-12 and 18 years at Ohio State Mansfield, teaching early and middle childhood courses to in-service and pre-service mathematics educators

Dr. Lee McEwan, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and co-director of the OSU Mathematics Literacy Initiative, leads professional development workshops and supports teachers in classrooms. He applies experience-based mathematics learning for making sense of mathematics, based on the pedagogical tools of the Algebra Project. He has helped write many successful grants for the Mathematics Literacy Initiative, and is currently writing articles with mathematics educators about the effectiveness of the MLI program. Dr. McEwan is finishing his 30th year as a research mathematician at OSU, with research in topological aspects of singularity theory.

Dan Freund, Superintendent, Lucas Local School District. Dan brings a wealth of public school experience to the Math Literacy team, as a teacher, elementary principal, middle school principal, director special education/federal programs, and superintendent. Awards include Middle Level Educator of the Year Central Arizona Region 1988, Buckeye Association of School Administrators Exemplary Leadership Award 2004, Richland County Chamber of Commerce Extraordinary Leadership Award 2012 and Honorary State FFA Degree 2016. Dan’s role as Leadership Consultant with the Mathematics Literacy Initiative is facilitating the Leadership Academy and working with district administrators.