Math, science alliance taps executive director

Posted July 24, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2011, at 11:56 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine&nbsp- The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, a kindergarten-through-grade-12 science and mathematics education organization in Maine, announced Wednesday that Dr. Janice Mokros, director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at San Francisco State University, will serve as the alliance’s new executive director.

She will succeed Dr. Francis Eberle in September.

“Jan Mokros brings varied experience and savvy to build on the good work Francis Eberle did at MMSA,” said Dr. James Carignan, MMSA chair.

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As the new executive director, Mokros will continue “to develop active, collaborative leadership that focuses on well-articulated educational goals,” Carignan said.

Mokros has 30 years of experience in the field at both San Francisco State and TERC, a nonprofit organization of educators, bringing a particular expertise in mathematics to both. While at TERC she managed multimillion dollar budgets, many programs and a diverse staff. She has led presentations across the U.S. and internationally on topics including mathematics, evaluations, curriculum and microcomputer-based labs in middle schools.

Mokros has taught courses at Wellesley College, Wheaton College and Lesley University. She has a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

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