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Dr. Shelly Jones

"Math is not fast. Don't worry if you're not done in five minutes or three seconds. You being able to do math [doesn't depend] on whether you can do it fast or not."

Dr. Shelly Jones

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Squad Goals (December 2019)

Current role

Professor of Mathematics Education at Central Connecticut State University


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Spelman College
Master of Science in Math Education at University of Bridgeport
Ph.D. in Math Education at Illinois State University


Teaching educators how to teach math
In our December 2019 – Squad Goals box, Shelly tells us what inspired her to write her book Women Who Count, the challenges she faced, and what she hopes kids will get from the book. She also talks about other ways we can get girls excited about math, and what exactly it means to be a teacher educator.

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“[I want them to see] that the mathematicians all have different types of careers, [from working on] hurricanes and storm surges [to] disease control [and much, much more].”

Dr. Shelly Jones