Jonathan A. Wray
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Jon Wray is the Instructional Facilitator for Secondary Mathematics Curricular Programs in the Howard County Public School System. He has served as a primary and intermediate grades classroom teacher, gifted/talented resource teacher, elementary mathematics resource teacher, curriculum/assessment developer, and educational consultant. A 1992 graduate of Towson University, he holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and Administrator II certificate from Johns Hopkins University. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in "Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations" at the Notre Dame University of Maryland (formerly the College of Notre Dame of Maryland). His interests include the leadership roles of mathematics coaches/specialists, equity in mathematics classrooms, the use of engaging instructional models to deepen student understanding, and the strategic use of technology in mathematics to improve teaching and learning.

Over the past several years, Jon has been involved in a variety of professional experiences. He has worked as the project facilitator for two Title II grant-funded Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program (MSP) grant projects. Jon has served on the editorial panels of the NCTM's Teaching Children Mathematics print journal and ON-Math, NCTM's Online Journal of School Mathematics. Jon was appointed to serve on the NCTM feedback team, which during the writing process provided direct feedback to the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. Mr. Wray recently collaborated to build an iPad/iPhone app called "Common Core Look-fors (Mathematics)" by Splaysoft, which is a peer-collaboration tool for collecting, organizing, and sharing data related to the student implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice.

In 2010, Jon co-authored two articles in NCTM's 72nd Yearbook, titled "Technology and the Mathematics Curriculum" and "Technology and the Teaching of Mathematics." That same year, Jon also co-authored Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade: A Practice Guide, which was published by the Institute of Education Sciences. Jon has served as a technology contributor to the sixth, seventh, and eighth (in press) editions of the teacher education market's leading mathematics education resource, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally by (the late) Dr. John A. Van de Walle, Karen S. Karp, and Jennifer M. Bay-Williams.

Jon is currently the project manager for the Elementary Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Leaders (EMS&TL) Project and was recently elected president-elect of the Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMMTE), a new affiliate of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). In 2007-2009, Wray served as president of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM), after having served three elected terms on the MCTM executive board. Jon has been elected as a director-at-large for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (term: April 2012-2015).

Wray is the webmaster of the EMS&TL Project, the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics and NCTM Past President, Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell's websites. He is a frequent presenter at various mathematics education and leadership conferences at the national, regional, state, and district levels.

Jon is the father of three daughters (20 yrs., 9 yrs., 5 yrs.) and one son, 8 yrs.). His wife, Julie, works as the Coordinator for Instructional Technology in the Howard County Public School System.

Jon Wray is committed to providing innovative educational support and professional development services to teachers, administrators, and policy makers who share in his dedication to and passion for the education of ALL students.

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