Nanette Seago, PI
Nanette Seago is a program director in WestEd’s Mathematics Program. Seago conducts research and designs professional development materials that prepare middle and high school mathematics teachers to more effectively teach challenging mathematical concepts. As PI for the VIM project, she oversees the project work, develops VIM modules, manages the budget, and engages in writing reports, papers and conference proposals.
Cathy Carroll served as a Senior Project Director/Research Associate at WestEd before retiring. She is a long-time member and leader in several mathematics-related professional organizations, including the California Mathematics Council, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. She led production efforts for VIM modules and played a significant role in the development of the module concept and skeleton.
Jill N. DePiper
Jill Neumayer DePiper is a Senior Research in WestEd's Mathematics program. She works to design and facilitate learning opportunities for students and teachers to foster their enthusiasm in mathematics and science, particularly emergent multilingual learners. In the VIM project, DePiper contributes to VIM production, conducts data analysis, and disseminates findings.
Linlin Li is a Senior Research Associate at WestEd. She develops and directs research and evaluations with local, statewide, and national agencies. For the VIM project, Li leads the design and analysis of the quantitative components of the research study.
Bob Montgomery, Co-PI
Bob Montgomery is a Digital Learning Strategist at WestEd. He has set strategic direction and managed numerous digital professional learning projects ranging from dynamic resource collections and interactive courses to professional learning communities for teachers, administrators, and colleagues. As Co-PI for the VIM project, he leads the digital production of the VIM modules within the online learning platform.
Angela Knotts, Co-PI
Angela Knotts is a former secondary mathematics teacher and a Research Associate in WestEd’s STEM Program. Knotts designs and facilitates professional development for mathematics teachers, and conducts research in these areas. As Co-PI of the VIM project, she develops VIM modules, oversees project management, conducts data analysis, and disseminates findings.
Brent Jackson is a Research Associate in WestEd's Mathematics program with a special emphasis in topics related to equity in the mathematics classroom. Jackson assists with VIM production, particularly in the areas of equity commentary and reviewing existing modules through an equity-focused lens.