Dionissi Aliprantis, PhD · Dr. D has authored the grades 7-12 textbook Math As Flexibility of Mind used in our summer camps and enrichment programs. As the Director of the Program on Economic Inclusion and a Senior Research Economist at the Cleveland Fed, he uses mathematical models and statistics to evaluate social programs. Prior to founding The Math Movement, he worked with medical non-profits in Latin America, spent time evaluating community-driven development programs in rural Haiti, and taught recreational math to middle and high school students.
Serena Newburger, MEd · Serena is a 6th grade math teacher at Garfield Heights Middle School. She has taught elementary and middle school math for the last 7 years. She has her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Bowling Green State University. As The Math Movement’s Program Coordinator, she is excited to meet all of the campers and work alongside the counselors. She wants to share her passion for mathematics with everyone at camp. Prior to camp, she ran the Lego League, Science Fair, tutored all ages in mathematics, and presented at a state-wide STEM conference. She also taught English to young students at a daycare center in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Alicia Prieto Langarica, PhD · Dr. Prieto Langarica is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Youngstown State University. She received her Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008 and her PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. Prieto Langarica’s research is in the intersection of mathematics and biology, specifically problems related to the medical field. Recently she started conducting research in data science and public policy.
Michelle Robb, MEd · Michelle is a 9th-grade Algebra and Computer Science teacher in Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She has been teaching for the last 16 years. She earned her undergraduate degree at Baldwin Wallace College and Masters in Math Education through Western Governors University. Michelle is passionate about teaching math through grit, growth mindset and perseverance. She believes strongly that everyone can learn math and that it does not need to be a barrier to future goals and plans.
David Wintrich · David is an experienced educator, technologist, and entrepreneur. As the co-founder of Tech Elevator, a vocational training program for software developers, he gained experience in curriculum development and technical instruction for adult learners. David finds beauty in math and enjoys solving mathematical problems. He is excited to share this passion with students at The Math Movement, as he believes that exposure to compelling STEM educational experiences can be an important first step on the road to engaging and rewarding careers.