Meet the Team!

Our team members have:

  • Strong math or science backgrounds and interests
  • Experience working with youth of all ages
  • Proven leaders who have today’s critical business skills
  • Compassion, empathy, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence
  • High energy and passion to help students engage in math
  • A good sense of humor, common student interests, and growth mindset
Phyllis
  • Math education faculty and professional development trainer
  • Leader of Simplify’s team

Hobbies: music, exercise, and watching softball, football, and lacrosse

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Education
Columbia University
Ed.D. Math Education
Favorite Math Moment

My middle school math student who was failing algebra called me many years later to tell me she was minoring in math!

Education
Towson University
Biology and Animal Behavior Major
Favorite Math Moment

When I saw my rising sixth-grader derive the formula for the area of a trapezoid all by herself!

Education
Morgan State University
Mathematics Major
Favorite Math Moment

When my student runs up to me, excited to do math.

Education
Towson University
Education Major with Math Focus
Favorite Math Moment

When I didn’t think I could do math, but then realized I can. Now I want all students to know they can, too.

Matt
  • Youth camp experience focused on access and equity
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Specializes in middle school and high school mathematics, working with athletes, and SAT and ACT prep

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Education
Towson University
Education and Business Major
Favorite Math Moment

I was the student who didn’t like math. Now, my favorite moments are when I see its beauty and want to share it.

Education
Towson University
Mathematics and Computer Science Major
Favorite Math Moment

When I get to share how studying sequences helps students understand the traffic flow of a city grid.