People

Christopher Ograin

Dr. Ograin is the Director and Faculty Advisor of the UCSB Mathematics Project. He is a faculty member at UCSB with a joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Education. He oversees the various institutes and workshops of the UCSB Mathematics Project, directs project personnel in their roles, and ensures rigorous mathematics content and engaging teacher practice for participants.

Mary Brenner

Dr. Brenner is the Principal Investigator and Research Advisor for the UCSB Mathematics Project. She is a professor in the Department of Education of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education here at UCSB. In her role she constructs research models, implements program evaluation, and supervises graduate student researchers assisting with the program.

Jeff Linder

Mr. Linder is the Assistant Director for the UCSB Mathematics Project. He is the mathematics specialist at Montecito Union School and a veteran of UCSB Mathematics Project leadership. He specializes in mathematics instruction for primary grades, and his role at MUS is to assist teachers in facilitating mathematics lessons and to provide math enrichment for the students. Mr. Linder provides his expertise in various areas of mathematics education, especially for our elementary school teachers and our leadership cadre.

Fawn Nguyen

Ms. Nguyen is a junior high school mathematics teacher at Mesa Union School in Somis. She is a veteran leader with the UCSB Mathematics Project, and is an expert at designing activity-based and inquiry-based lessons for use in the classroom. She is also very knowledgeable about technological resources and applications appropriate for use by teachers and students.

Abbey Shaw Linder

Ms. Shaw Linder is a first grade teacher at Rio del Sol Elementary School in Oxnard. She is another veteran teacher leader for the UCSB Mathematics Project. Her expertise is in engaging mathematics teaching practices for primary grades, especially number talks and models for understanding addition and subtraction.

Kristy Guerrero

Ms. Guerrero is a third grade teacher at Canalino Elementary School in Carpinteria. She has many years of experience working with children in mathematics classrooms and working with teachers in professional development workshops. She is an expert in teaching practices that guide children to conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.