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The Boise State RMC develops and offers professional development programs for Idaho teachers of mathematics in Regions 3 and 4 (southwest Idaho).

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“The Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers are housed within the colleges of education at each of Idaho’s four-year institutions of higher education: Boise State University, Lewis Clark State College, Idaho State University and University of Idaho. The diversity and geography associated with Idaho’s districts and schools necessitates a need for a statewide system of regional centers…”

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Our Team

RMC staff have expertise in the teaching and learning of mathematics across a wide range of contexts and topics. We’re committed to supporting teachers’ work to improve student achievement in mathematics.

  • Joe Champion, Ph.D.

    RMC Director / Associate Professor of Mathematics

  • Rhonda Birnie

    Regional Mathematics Specialist

    Rhonda Birnie has spent close to thirty years as an educator. In her role as a Regional Math Specialist she develops, coordinates and facilitates professional learning opportunities in the area of mathematics. Some of these projects include coordinating and facilitating Lesson Study, instructing TMT, MQI coaching and schoolwide needs-based support.

    Rhonda Birnie has spent close to thirty years as an educator. In her role as a Regional Math Specialist she develops, coordinates and facilitates professional learning opportunities in the area of mathematics. Some of these projects include coordinating and facilitating Lesson Study, instructing TMT, MQI coaching and schoolwide needs-based support.

  • Giselle Isbell, MPA

    Regional Mathematics Specialist

    Giselle has twenty-four years in the classroom and experience with supporting school leaders. In her role as Regional Math Specialist she works with educators in various roles, including coordinating and facilitating the Lesson Study Project for Region 3, the K-3 TMT course, and the IMT modules.

    Giselle has twenty-four years in the classroom and experience with supporting school leaders. In her role as Regional Math Specialist she works with educators in various roles, including coordinating and facilitating the Lesson Study Project for Region 3, the K-3 TMT course, and the IMT modules.

  • Ramey Uriarte, M.Ed.

    Regional Mathematics Specialist

    Ramey is entering his 24th year in education.  His roles have included being a teacher, math coach, and Regional Math Specialist.  In his role at Boise State, he is the project lead of the Math Leadership Network, supports teachers in the ROOT Project and is the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematical Thinking for Instruction.

    Ramey is entering his 24th year in education.  His roles have included being a teacher, math coach, and Regional Math Specialist.  In his role at Boise State, he is the project lead of the Math Leadership Network, supports teachers in the ROOT Project and is the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Mathematical Thinking for Instruction.

  • Christa Carver

    Regional Mathematics Specialist

    Christa has been an educator for 13 years, with experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a Title I interventionist and coach.  In her role as a Regional Math Specialist she works with educators in various roles, including instructing the K-3 TMT course, facilitating the IMT modules, and supporting the Math Leadership Network.

    Christa has been an educator for 13 years, with experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a Title I interventionist and coach.  In her role as a Regional Math Specialist she works with educators in various roles, including instructing the K-3 TMT course, facilitating the IMT modules, and supporting the Math Leadership Network.

  • Lucas Younger

    Regional Mathematics Specialist

    Lucas has been an educator in the Treasure Valley for the past 13 years serving as a teacher, counselor and instructional coach.  In his role as a Regional Math Specialist he is the project lead for supporting use of Imagine Math and co-facilitates the Teacher Leader Community and Coaching Cooperative.

    Lucas has been an educator in the Treasure Valley for the past 13 years serving as a teacher, counselor and instructional coach.  In his role as a Regional Math Specialist he is the project lead for supporting use of Imagine Math and co-facilitates the Teacher Leader Community and Coaching Cooperative.

Overview, Programs, Outcomes

Midyear Report, 2019-20

Information on how the RMC served 995 teachers across Regions 3 & 4 during January 2019 – January 2020.

Read the Report