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Tim McNamara

About Tim McNamara

"Dr. Tim" is a private, in-demand, and highly-respected improvement specialist in K-12 math for educators and school districts nationwide. His 30-year career as a classroom teacher, curriculum supervisor, and assistant professor included teaching at two upstate New York schools that were both recognized by Newsweek magazine as a Top-100 American High School- one in Rochester and one in his hometown of Buffalo. He currently contributes to a variety of ongoing projects- including developing assessments for the New York State Education Department, producing webinars for the Ed Leaders Network of state administrators associations across the Midwest, and helping lead the coaching efforts of the CESA 6 Math Center with participating school districts in southeast Wisconsin.

  • Lawrence, P., McNamara, T. (2009). The Big Book of Middle School Math Communicator®
    . Bridgewater, NJ: LL Teach.
  • Lawrence, P., McNamara, T. (2009). The Big Book of High School Math Communicator®
    . Bridgewater, NJ: LL Teach.
  • McNamara, T. (2003). Key Concepts in Mathematics: Strengthening Standard Practice
    in Grades 6-12
    . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • McNamara, T. (2007). Teaching Essential Mathematics, Grades K-8: Increasing Engagement
    and Building Understanding of Key Concepts
    . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • McNamara, T.J. (2011). Don’t stop believin’. In S. Nank (Ed.), The making of a presidential
    mathematics & science educator: Autobiographical archive of presidential awardees

    (pp. 301-308). Chicago, IL: Discovery Association Publishing House.
  • McNamara, T., & Greenberg, S. (1990). God’s speed, Discovery. The Connecticut Mathematics
    , 72-79.
  • McNamara, T. (1991). Keep off the median. Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    , 1-13.
  • McNamara, T. (1991). Computerizing matrices: A fertile connection. Pennsylvania Council of
    Teachers of Mathematics Yearbook
    , 21-26.
  • McNamara, T. (1991). Short-cutters and long-wayers: A matter of symmetry. New York State
    Mathematics Teachers’ Journal
    , 41(2), 126-128.
  • McNamara, T. (1992). Just the factors, ma’am. Indiana Mathematics Teacher, 6(2), 19-21.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1995). Mathematics for every child [Video].
    (T. McNamara interview).
  • STEM lessons contributor for three articles posted at
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meetings-1991, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009, and April 2011
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference- 1999
  • International Conference for Leadership in Education (ICLE) Wisconsin STEM Summit- August 2010 and June 2011
  • Co-Coordinator and Presenter for Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State/Ontario Association of Mathematics Educators (AMYNYS/OAME) Summer Workshop- 1995
  • Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Professional Development Academies - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) Midwinter Conference - January 2011
  • Total of over 200 workshops presented in 27 United States and in Canada
Teaching Awards
  • New York State recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for Secondary Mathematics- 1993
  • State-level Finalist for PAEMST- 1990, 1991, 1993

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