Donna Curry, Director

Donna Curry is an educator, curriculum developer and professional development specialist with over 30 years of experience in adult education. Her work has focused on math standards development at the national level (Equipped for the Future National Standards and Standards-in-Action projects) and at the state level (including states such as Rhode Island, Washington, Oregon, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Ohio). She has also worked on the National Science Foundation's EMPower project and served as co-director for the NSF Teachers Investigating Adult Numeracy (TIAN) project. Most recently she co-developed and implemented the Adult Numeracy Initiative (ANI) project and Adults Reaching Algebra Readiness (AR)2. Donna currently directs the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center for Massachusetts.

Heidi Schuler-Jones, Co-Director

Heidi Schuler-Jones has worked in adult education since 2006. She participated in the pilot program of the Adult Numeracy Instruction – Professional Development (ANI-PD) in Georgia in 2010 and immediately found its techniques, methodologies, and research-based resources to be of tremendous value to her teaching and to the variety of students she saw daily. Heidi has facilitated many PD trainings for TERC, including EMPower and Adults Reaching Algebra Readiness (AR)2 institutes, and has worked on course and curriculum development, including the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM). Heidi also is a LINCS national trainer for math and numeracy and serves as President-Elect of the Adult Numeracy Network. In 2020, she became the Co-Director of the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC.

Sherry Soares, Project Manager

Sherry Soares is the Project Manager of the Adult Numeracy Center. She has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, with a concentration in ESOL education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and an Ed.M. in Curriculum & Teaching from Boston University. She has also been working with adult ESOL students for 20+ at various community-based programs in Massachusetts, most recently at the Bridge Program at Harvard University. 


Our Team


Our exceptional team of math curriculum developers, professional development facilitators, instructors, and technology specialists are here to support your program's needs with their diverse expertise in: 

  • Teaching math conceptually 
  • Using hands-on learning tools and manipulatives 
  • Integrating digital literacy and numeracy 
  • Remote instruction best practices 
  • Differentiated instruction
  • ELLs and math 
  • Evaluation

If your program is looking for support in any of these areas, contact us.

Several of our team are regular contributors to our monthly Adult Numeracy Blog and present at national conferences. Follow us on Twitter at @TERCAdultNumrcy for the latest news.