Candidate for Secretary

Raquel Rimpola, Ed.D.

Present position: Member

Universities Attended and Degrees Held

  • University of Santo Tomas,
    Bachelors in Mathematics major in Computer Science

  • Mercer University,
    Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education

  • Kennesaw State University,
    Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

  • Kennesaw State University,
    Doctorate in Leadership for Learning - Mathematics Education



Professional Experience

  • Director of Accountability, Marietta City Schools
  • Part-time Faculty, Kennesaw State University
  • Principal, Atlanta Public Schools
  • District Instructional Specialist – Mathematics, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Secondary School Teacher, Schools in Atlanta, GA and Manila, Philippines

GCTM Offices/Committees

  • GCTM Conference, Presenter

Other Professional Organizations and Offices

  • Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors (GACIS)
  • Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL)
  • Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Honors

  • Information Mapping Best Documentation/Training Material Award, IMAP 2005
  • Project GRAD Master Teacher, 2004
  • Teacher of the Month, 2003

Candidate Statement

I am passionate about the promotion of quality and rigorous mathematics education for all students. I believe that in order to accomplish this, teachers must have access to ongoing professional development that focuses on building their content knowledge, expanding their pedagogical skills, and modeling the transfer of mathematical knowledge to different real world applications. For Georgia teachers, this means that adequate support must be made available to help them navigate through the changing phases of the standards of mathematics and trends in teaching for college and career readiness. The Georgia Council of Teacher of Mathematics (GCTM) provides services that help members keep abreast of these changes, provide access to experts and leaders in the field, support teacher innovative practices through grants, and coordinate learning experiences for teachers and students. I support the mission and efforts of GCTM and would like to have the opportunity to become more involved in its work.

I am a certified mathematics teacher and have been in the field of education for twenty years. Although my current work focuses more on school and district accountability, I always seek ways to get become more involved in STEM related projects. I have presented in different conferences hosted by GCTM and GAETC and have conducted research studies in mathematics education. I bring the perspective of a teacher, district coach, principal, university professor, and district administrator to my work with GCTM and other collaborative projects involving various stakeholders.

It would be a joy and an honor to contribute to the mathematics education community of Georgia by serving as the secretary for GCTM.