The authors should be commended for producing such a valuable, informative and practical book for helping pre-service teachers prepare for the math pre-service exams. This much needed work will invite, excite and excel our pre-service teachers into the profession.
Margie Pearse has over 25 years of teaching experience with certifications in mathematics, elementary education, ESL, and Pennsylvania Quality Assurance Systems (PQAS); Margie is presently the PECT Resource Coordinator and Instructor at Neumann University, state-wide PQAS educational consultant, and lead author of Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking, released in 2011 and Learning That Never Ends, released by Rowman & Littlefield in 2013. Her desire to help all pre-service teachers successfully attain their teaching certificates led her to research what it takes to pass the Math PAPA.
Diane Devanney graduated from Immaculata University, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, from West Chester University, PA with a Master of Arts in Mathematics, from Cabrini College, PA with a Master of Education and Widener Law School, Delaware with a Juris Doctorate. She has taught Mathematics for over 25 years, and is currently an adjunct instructor for Cabrini College and Penn State Great Valley.
Darla Nagy graduated from Bowling Green State University, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduated from Florida International University, Florida with a Master of Business Administration and graduated from Cabrini College, PA with a Master of Education and certification in secondary mathematics. She has worked as a programmer/analyst for Burroughs/Unisys Corporation, worked as a learning/math assistant in the Souderton Area and North Penn school districts, and is currently employed at Cabrini College as an adjunct math professorand a math tutor in the Math Resource Center. She is also employed as a tax preparer for H&R Block.