MATHCOUNTS Board of Directors Announces Selection of Kristen Chandler as Executive Director

 
 
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - March 26, 2018 - PRLog -- On behalf of the MATHCOUNTS Board of Directors, board chairman Charles W. Wampler, Ph.D., released the following statement today:

I am thrilled to announce we have selected Kristen Chandler to be the executive director of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, effective April 1, 2018. Kristen, who is currently associate executive director, joined MATHCOUNTS in 2001 as the lead mathematics content creator and has since held leadership positions covering every aspect of the organization's operations.

As program director and deputy director, Kristen not only oversaw our programming and volunteer support, but also managed the successful launch of the National Math Club. A former mathematics teacher, Kristen designed new educator and student outreach initiatives at MATHCOUNTS to deepen and expand our impact in underserved communities.

With her in-depth knowledge of the organization, expertise in designing and scaling innovative ideas and proven success supporting and challenging the staff, we are confident she will do a phenomenal job leading MATHCOUNTS.

We are working closely with Kristen to ensure a smooth transition. Given her dedication to the mission of MATHCOUNTS and well-deserved reputation within the mathematics education space, I am sure our community of teachers, volunteers, alumni and supporters shares our enthusiasm about this news. We look forward to seeing how our organization will grow under Kristen's leadership.

About the MATHCOUNTS Foundation:
MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit organization that provides engaging math programs to middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. For more than 30 years, MATHCOUNTS has provided free, high-quality resources to educators and enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for future success. Materials and information are available at www.mathcounts.org. Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/mathcounts).

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