Kentucky Center for Mathematics

2023 KCM Conference: In-person - Lexington, KY
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern
Event Registration
Event Description
The KCM is both excited and disappointed to announce that we have reached our registration limit for the 2023 KCM Conference. We are unable to accept any more registrations at this time. The wait list is also closed.

Any registered participant who is unable to attend should first try to find a replacement from their own school or school district and notify the KCM of the new person who will be attending in their place so their registration can be updated. If they are unable to find a replacement, they should contact the KCM to see if someone can attend from the wait list in their place. If a replacement is unable to be found from the wait list, the original registered participant is still responsible to pay their invoice even if they do not attend.  

2023 KCM Conference
Monday and Tuesday, March 6 & 7, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington 
The theme for the 2023 KCM Conference is EMPOWER: Building United Mathematical Communities
After a 2-year break from meeting in-person, the KCM can't wait to see everyone again! 
Breakfast and lunch provided both days. Free parking. 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. 
Registration fee is $215 per participant.  

PLEASE NOTE: All Registration Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after January 20, 2023. Should you register and find that you are unable to attend the 2023 KCM Conference on March 6 & 7 for any reason, please contact the KCM at 859-572-7690 or If the KCM has a WAIT LIST and someone takes your spot, the KCM will void your registration and you will not need to pay the registration fee. If there is no one on the WAIT LIST to take your spot, you can send someone else from your school, district or organization to attend in your place. If you do not attend and someone else does not attend in your place - you or your school/district/organization is still responsible to pay the registration fee.         


1.  Amanda (Mandy) Jansen - Mathematics Education Professor at the University of Delaware

Early in her career, Mandy was a middle school mathematics teacher in Arizona. She earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Michigan State University. As a teacher educator at the University of Delaware, she prepares future elementary and middle school mathematics teachers, and she facilitates professional learning for in-service secondary mathematics teachers. In her research, Mandy investigates how mathematics teachers create engaging learning experiences for their students. One product from this research is her book, Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn, which was published by Stenhouse.  

2. Kyndall Brown - Executive Director of the California Mathematics Project Statewide Office 

Dr. Kyndall Brown has over 35 years of experience in mathematics education. Kyndall holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, master’s degrees in computer-based education and mathematics education, and a Ph.D in Education. He was a secondary mathematics teacher for 13 years. He has been a professional development provider for schools and districts in Los Angeles County for over 25 years. He is currently the executive director of the California Mathematics Project. He presents at local, state, and national conferences on mathematics education and writes articles for mathematics education publications. His research focuses on the impact of culture and identity on the ways that African-American males learn mathematics. He is the co-author of the book Choosing To See: A Framework For Equity In The Math Classroom.

Barbara Dougherty - Mathematics Education Professor at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Barbara Dougherty teaches at the University of Hawaii where she was the Director of The Curriculum R&D Group. She served on the Board of Directors for the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), and she is currently a co-chair of the NCTM/CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) Joint Committee to support students who struggle in mathematics. Barbara has a passion for assisting struggling math students and has authored more than 35 books on mathematics education, including The Math Pact, High School: Achieving Instructional Coherence Within and Across Grades. Her soon-to-be published book from Corwin is Rich Algebra Classroom-Ready Tasks. Barbara holds certifications in 7-12 mathematics and K-12 SLD (Specific Learning Disability).

4. Sarah B. Bush - Professor of K-12 STEM Education at the University of Central Florida 

Dr. Sarah B. Bush teaches primary graduate courses in mathematics education and is the program coordinator of the mathematics education PhD track at the University of Central Florida. Sarah is actively involved in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), serving recently as an elected member of the Board of Directors (2019-2022). She is the author of the recent book series, The Math Pact, and she served as the lead writer and task force chair for Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations, published in 2020.  Sarah seamlessly integrates her practical experience as a middle school mathematics teacher in public schools with her innovative scholarship to serve as an instructional leader in the field of mathematics education and STE(A)M education.  

5. Deborah Peart - CEO of My Mathematical Mind

Deborah Peart is the founder of My Mathematical Mind and speaks on a variety of topics related to math identity, elementary math content and instruction, and literacy connections to mathematics. Blending her training in yoga and mindfulness with mathematics instruction, Deborah advocates for a mindful approach to teaching mathematics in order to address math anxiety, build confidence, and support the development of positive math identities. She has dedicated her career to supporting educators with innovative teaching strategies that allow students to see themselves as assets to the learning community and curious problem-solvers. She is the Director of Elementary Learning at UnboundEd and the lead author for second grade for the Illustrative Mathematics K-5 curriculum. Deborah believes that all children deserve high quality instruction and the opportunity to become competent readers, writers, and mathers.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2023:
6:30-8:30 pm: Early check-in will be available on Sunday night at the Hyatt - exact time TBD.  
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2023:
8:00-9:30 am: (90-minute session) KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1 in Ballroom
9:45-10:30am (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 1 
10:45-11:30am (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 2
11:45am-1:15pm (90-minute session) KEYNOTE SPEAKER #2 and LUNCH in Ballroom
1:30-2:15pm (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 3 
2:30-3:15pm (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 4 
8:00-9:30 am: (90-minute session) KEYNOTE SPEAKER #3 in Ballroom
9:45-10:30am (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 1 
10:45-11:30am (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 2
11:45am-1:15pm (90-minute session) KEYNOTE SPEAKER #4 and LUNCH in Ballroom
1:30-2:15pm (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 3 
2:30-3:15pm (45-minute session) BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROUND 4
3:30 pm End-of-Conference Giveaways (Must be present to win)    

*The Schedule above is subject to change. All registered participants will be emailed a final schedule before the event towards the end of February. Please note that many KCM emails go to recipient's junk or spam folders. Be sure to check for KCM emails in your junk and spam folders at the end of February about the event app we will be using and for the session schedules for both days. 

We can't wait to see you in March!  
Hyatt Regency Lexington
401 W High St
Lexington, KY 40507

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