I teach 8th grade mathematics at Falmouth Middle School in Falmouth, Maine. I have been part of the CMP family for over 20 years. I have contributed to CMP as a CMP2 and CMP3 pilot teacher, field site coordinator, and 8th grade assessment team member. I LOVE how CMP build mathematical understanding for both students and teachers. My achievements of National Board Cert. in Early Adolescent Mathematics and my 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching are due to the ongoing learning I have been part of with students and teachers in my building, as well as teachers throughout the US and beyond. I am the teacher and leader I am today, because of CMP.