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Candi Reimer

Subject Expertise: Mathematics Teaching & Learning, Social Justice Math
Education: MS and BA in Mathematics Education from Fresno Pacific University; CLAD Certificate and Mathematics Teaching Credential from Fresno Pacific University 
Hometown: Visalia, CA, but lives in Fresno, CA today
Home Church: Woven Community Church, Fresno, CA

As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.

Professional Experience: Urban High School Mathematics Teacher; K-12 Instructional Consultant; Curriculum Developer (AIMS Education)

Personal Experience: Classically-trained vocalist

Scholarly Interests: Teaching math for social justice; Teacher development

Honors and Awards: FPU Outstanding Graduate Award (1995) Summa Cum Laude

Publications: Supporting preservice teacher development of teaching mathematics for social justice; Social justice goals: Do they enrich or dilute mathematics?

Recommended Reading: Professional: Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Eric Gutstein; Personal: Madeleine L’Engle, Barbara Brown Taylor, Richard Rohr, Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain (Quiet)

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23

Favorite Music: Classical-romantic (Chopin, Rachmaninoff), Jazz, Singer-songwriter

Favorite Activities: Cuisine (cooking and eating), Music, Travel, Reading, Edible gardening

Family Info: Married, three children, one dog, two cats, 20 chickens

What Matters: Family, Community, Authenticity

Pet Peeves: Jumping to conclusions

What I Like About FPU: I appreciate FPU’s commitment to shalom in self, community, and world.