Evaluating DMI Staff
Jim Hammerman, Project Director
James K.L. Hammerman, (Jim) is a Senior Researcher/ Developer/ Evaluator who co-leads the Evaluation Group at TERC. He has been a mathematics educator, researcher and evaluator for over 25 years. He helped to create and conduct mathematics professional development opportunities in the SummerMath for Teachers, Math for Tomorrow, and VISOR projects. He wrote curriculum materials for the Seeing and Thinking Mathematically, Visualizing Algebra and Model Chance projects, and led technology efforts for the revision of Investigations.
In addition to his own research on data and statistics learning and on the impact of adult developmental differences on teachers' professional learning, Jim has designed and led a number of formative and summative evaluation projects. These include a national needs assessment for NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), and evaluations of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation's BioTeach program, KCP Technology's Data Games project, and EDC's Transition to Algebra project, among others.
Traci Higgins, Senior Researcher
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Sherry Soares, Project Coordinator
Sherry is the Project Coordinator for Evaluating DMI, the Adult Numeracy Center, and EdGE @ TERC. She manages the administrative and financial systems, and this wiki-space. She has also been teaching adult ESL for over 12 years, most recently at the Bridge to Learning and Literacy Program at Harvard University.