Shannon McCaw has been a classroom teacher in the Newberg and Parkrose School Districts in Oregon. She has
been trained in Professional Learning Communities, Differentiated Instruction and Critical Friends. Shannon currently
works as a consultant with math teachers from over 100 districts around Oregon. Shannon’s areas of expertise include the
Common Core State Standards, curriculum alignment, assessment best practices and instructional strategies. She has a
degree in Mathematics from George Fox University and a Masters of Arts in Secondary Math Education from Colorado
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Beth Armstrong has been a classroom teacher in the Beaverton School District in Oregon. She has received training
in Talented and Gifted Instruction. She has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Washington State University.
Matt McCaw has been a classroom teacher, math/science TOSA and special education case-manager in several
Oregon school districts. Matt has most recently worked as a curriculum developer and math coach for grades 6-8. He is
trained in Differentiated Instruction, Professional Learning Communities, Critical Friends Groups and Understanding
Poverty. Matt has a Masters of Special Education from Western Oregon University.
Sarah Schuhl has been a classroom teacher, secondary math instructional coach and district-wide K-12 math
instructional specialist, most recently in the Centennial School District in Oregon. Sarah currently works as a Solution
Tree associate and an educational consultant supporting and challenging teachers in the areas of math instruction and
alignment to the Common Core State Standards, common assessments for all subjects and grade levels and professional
learning communities. From 2010–2013, Sarah served as a member and chair of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics editorial panel for their Mathematics Teacher journal. Sarah earned a Masters of Science in Teaching
Mathematics from Portland State University.
Michelle Terry has been a classroom teacher in the Estacada and Newberg School Districts in Oregon. Michelle has
received training in Professional Learning Communities, Critical Friends, ELL Instructional Strategies, Proficiency-Based
Grading and Lesson Design, Power Strategies for Effective Teaching, and Classroom Love and Logic. Michelle has an
Interdisciplinary Masters from Western Oregon University. She currently teaches mathematics at Newberg High School.
Scott Valway has been a classroom teacher in the Tigard-Tualatin, Newberg and Parkrose School Districts in Oregon.
Scott has been trained in Differentiated Instruction, Professional Learning Communities, Critical Friends, Discovering
Algebra, Pre-Advanced Placement, Assessment Writing and Credit by Proficiency. Scott has a Masters of Science in
Teaching from Oregon State University. He currently teaches math at Parkrose High School.