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About the WestEd/SVMI Mathematics Network

WestEd and SVMI have partnered to help school districts in Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties) successfully implement CA Common Core State Standards and prepare for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The WestEd/SVMI Mathematics Network brings together the SVMI resources with WestEd’s research-based professional development.


Our Summer Math Institute and Academic Year Seminar participants consistently report that they found their experiences enjoyable, relevant, and useful.

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WestEd is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. It has 16 offices nationwide, from Washington and Boston to Arizona and California, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.WestEd.org.

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Katie Salguero

Co-Director, WestEd/SVMI Mathematics Network

Angela Knotts

Angela Knotts

Co-Director, WestEd/SVMI Mathematics Network

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Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate STEM

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Kimberly Viviani

Senior Program Manager STEM

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Leslie Thornley

Research Associate STEM


May Chan

Program Associate STEM

About SVMI

The Silicon Valley Math Initiative (SVMI) is a comprehensive effort to improve mathematics instruction and, thus, student learning, through high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, and examination of student work. SVMI includes a formative and summative performance assessment system, pedagogical content coaching, and leadership training and networks. For more information, visit www.svmimac.org.

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David Foster

Founder and Executive Director SVMI

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Cecilio Dimas

Partner and Director of Innovation and Strategy SVMI

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Tracy Sola

Assistant Director SVMI


“Presenters were knowledgeable, but didn't make us feel "dumb". The materials were presented in such a way that we were never bored. The fact that we broke off into elementary and secondary helped too. I could have done two weeks with these ladies. I feel that they knew enough to keep me busy and engaged for that long.”

– Summer Institute participant