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What Does it Mean to be an Elementary School Mathematics Specialist?

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"An elementary school Mathematics Specialist is a change agent, a continuous learner, a facilitator, a person who keeps up with the research on best instructional practices--in short, the Mathematics Specialist is on a continuous journey of improvement. S/he ...works with a school (or schools) to develop a Professional Learning Community in mathematics, provide job-embedded professional development, and enhance best instructional practices which ultimately will improve student understanding of mathematical concepts. This can look different at every school and can be challenging, yet quite rewarding. ...The contents of this article will describe a few elements that are advantageous in the role of a Mathematics Specialist in Virginia."

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