Meet the Leaders

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Dr. Osvaldo Soto is the director of the Discrete Math Project Collaborative and Math for America San Diego. Dr. Soto is interested in the development of secondary teachers’ proof schemes and how teachers draw on their content knowledge to guide instruction. He brings nearly two decades of secondary teaching experience and 17 years of research-based professional development experience.

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Trang Vu is DMPC’s assistant director. Before joining the project, Mrs. Vu was a Math for America San Diego Noyce Master Teaching Fellow. She is also the Museum of Math’s 2013 Rosenthal Prize winner for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching. In DMPC, Mrs. Vu helps direct the project in nearly all aspects, including being lead curriculum writer of the curriculum. She loves teaching.

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Melody Morris is a mathematics teacher leader in the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) in Chula Vista, CA. She started teaching high school mathematics in 2004 at Mar Vista High School. She is a resource teacher for SUHSD’s DMPC courses and has taught DMPC for the past four years. Ms. Morris is passionate about teacher professional development as it relates to equitable access to rigorous mathematics education for all.

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Anne Marie Almaraz is a mathematics teacher leader in the Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, CA. She began teaching high school mathematics in 2004 at Otay Ranch High School. Mrs. Almaraz joined the Discrete Math Project during its pilot year, having signed on to team teach the brand new course. Since then, she has joined the DMPC leadership team as a teacher leader, acting as a course resource for her district. Her passion is seeing students thrive in the math classroom.