Sharon Twitty has more than twenty-five years of experience in K-12 education. She started her career as a classroom teacher was recruited to be a resource teacher, mentor teacher and special projects at the district level. She went on to become an administrator, serving at the school, district, and county levels. She has led several statewide initiatives for California including serving on state and federal educational advisory committees. Sharon has a record of improving student achievement through sustainable collaboration, as demonstrated by the effectiveness and has been recognized as Administrator of the Year and has been published in ASCD’s publication Educational Leadership.
Dr. Robyn Fisher
Robyn Fisher is the President and CEO of R.T.Fisher Educational Enterprises, Inc.® (RTF®), an educational and public outreach consulting firm with expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating academic development programs; planning and facilitating educational meetings and conferences; writing and implementing grant proposals; and developing professional learning courses. Founded in 1999, RTF has earned a reputation as a community resource whose work moves beyond the achievement gap rhetoric and identifies, through critical discussion and interaction, working definitions and tangible applications of culturally and linguistically responsive, relevant, and rigorous curriculum. Prior to founding RTF, Dr. Fisher served as the Director of the California Student Opportunity Access Program at San Jose State University. Dr. Fisher has served as a consultant on many federal, state and local educational programs including Upward Bound, the Ronald McNair Scholars Program, the University of California System, the California State University System, California GEAR UP, ARCHES I3SLOPE and ACCESS, and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. She is the co-founder and Board Chair of the Choose College Educational Foundation, Inc.® (CCEF®) and the African American Regional Educational Alliances, Inc.® (AAREA®).
Math and Professional Development Team
Ivan is the developer of the Responsive Teaching Cycle (RTC) model of coaching used in ACCESS. As a researcher, he has been the Principal Investigator of several research projects, including the i3 CREATE Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the SITTE Project, funded by the California Department of Education. A former classroom teacher with National Board certification, Ivan has presented at numerous conferences and provides training for in-service and pre-service teachers. He is currently a professor of education at California State University, Northridge.
Bruce is the former Director of the California Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP), having served as Director from June 2010 through November 2015. MDTP develops, distributes, scores, and helps teachers interpret diagnostic mathematics readiness tests for courses ranging from Prealgebra through AP Calculus. As part of the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP), MDTP’s goal is to assist math teachers in improving their instruction so that more students can successfully complete their a-g requirements and attend a CSU or UC campus. From March 2003 through November 2015, Bruce was also the MDTP Site Director for the San Diego region and the Director of the UCSD Mathematics Testing and Placement Office, where he was responsible for placing incoming freshmen into their initial mathematics courses. Since his retirement from the University in January 2016, he has been a member of the ACCESS Leadership Team and remains active in local mathematics organizations, including the CMC-South Re-envisioning Mathematical Instruction (ReMI) committee and the CAMTE Nominations and Elections committee. Previously he taught Precalculus and Calculus courses at UCSD from 2003-2010 and a wide range of math courses at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego from 1994-2003.
Enchantee Minor has been working in the field of education for the last 21 years. With experiences as a Bilingual Teacher’s Assistant, Self-contained Elementary Teacher, High-School Math Teacher, Adult Education Professor, Collaborative Coach, and Professional Development Facilitator, Enchantee brings a wealth of perspectives to the ACCESS team.
Enchantee has worked for many school districts, including Los Angeles Unified, Pasadena Unified, the Antelope Valley’s Westside Union School District, and the William S. Hart Unified School District. She currently works as an Independent Consultant through the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge, where she facilitates professional development for math teachers. Vertical articulation is a focus of much of her work, as she helps teachers to understand the scope and sequence of the mathematics they present to their students.
Enchantee has participated with the ACCESS team as a classroom instructor, content collaborator, and now as a professional development creator and facilitator.
Ann Trescott is the State Outreach and Support Coordinator for the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP). In this role Ann oversees, coordinates, and facilitates the promotion of appropriate and effective uses of MDTP materials used in secondary mathematics and post-secondary programs. The State Coordinator designs, implements, and evaluates training and assistance programs for outreach to the MDTP Site Directors throughout the state. She also serves as the MDTP Site Director for San Diego, Imperial, and southern Riverside counties.
As a veteran educator with experience in kindergarten through college level, Ann has included in her personal learning goals the understanding, implementation and research of the ways mathematics is taught and learned. Her focus specifically has been on using assessment to better meet the needs of students and equity access toward college. Ann does this work not only as a member of the MDTP Workgroup and member of the State MDTP Director’s Office, but also at the national level as a member of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Mathematics Standing Committee, and as a statewide math instructional coach. Ann further incorporates her passions in her teaching of pre-service and in-service teachers as an adjunct education professor at the University of San Diego.
Ann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences from California State University San Marcos and a Master’s of Education degree in Mathematics, Science and Technology with a focus on mathematics professional learning communities from the University of San Diego. She is currently enrolled in a doctorate program with a focus in teaching, learning and leadership specific to equitable mathematics access to college.