Thomas Carpenter was Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught for twenty-five years. He is the former editor of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, and has received the NCTM Lifetime Achievement award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education (2004) among other awards. Tom passed away in August 2018, leaving behind a vast legacy to mathematics education thanks to his research into Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI). That work, created by him and his team of researchers and authors, is available to all teachers in his influential and popular books Children's Mathematics, Thinking Mathematically, and Young Children's Mathematics. In addition, members of Tom's team have already begun the process of extending out from his work in CGI with Extending Children's Mathematics. ?Read more about Tom and his legacy, including warm remembrances from other influential members of the field of mathematics education.
Megan Loef Franke is a Professor in the Graduate Department of Education at UCLA where her research focuses on supporting teacher learning for both pre- and in-service teachers, diversity in mathematics education, and leadership in urban low performing schools. She was recently elected to the National Academy of Education. Megan is known for her work on Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), her leadership in UCLA's Center X, and her ongoing professional development work to support teachers, schools, and communities. Read a recent blog by Megan: What is Cognitively Guided Instruction? Follow her on Twitter @meganlfranke
Nicholas Johnson is a mathematics educator and researcher. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Urban Schooling at the University of California, Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @CarrythZero
Angela Chan Turrou is a researcher and teacher educator at the University of California, Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @Angelaturrou
Anita Wager is Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.