Meet the Team
Our Math Festival presenters are WONDERFUL! Each has had a full career as a classroom teacher and teacher-leader. Together we have hosted over 900 successful student and family Math Festivals. One of these presenters will work with you to thoroughly plan your event, and when your Math Festival date rolls around, your presenter will lead your event!
Founder & Owner
Paul is retired K–8 California teacher and was Director of the Bay Area Mathematics Project at UC Berkeley. Paul created the California Math Festival Program and is also the author of several Children’s literature books with mathematics themes.
Leanna is a retired California K–5 classroom teacher. In 2001 she was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Leanna has also been an instructor for Math Pathways, Mathematics Case Methods, and Cal State East Bay.
Bruce, a retired math teacher, continues to support teachers with presentations, committee work, and as a university field faculty advisor. He has served on the CA Academic Content Standards Commission and the Math Framework Committee, and is currently CMC State Treasurer.
Gretchen has been a classroom teacher, coach, and teacher-leader for over 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a consultant for Math Solutions, the Executive Secretary of the California Mathematics Council, and a member of the NCTM Emerging Issues Committee.
Kim is a K-8 teacher in a California urban school district. She has also worked with Marilyn Burns, been a master teacher for San Francisco State, coached teachers through BTSA, and presented math workshops for teachers.
Jeannie is a retired California teacher and LA County Office of Education staff developer. Jeannie has boundless energy; besides conducting Math Festivals with for thirteen years, Jeannie is very active in both the state and southern section California Mathematics Councils.