Mona Toncheff, an educational presenter and author, has over 30 years of experience in public education. Mona works with educators and leaders nationwide to build collaborative teams and ensure all students receive high-quality mathematics instruction.
Mona Toncheff describes the professional development model she follows when working on-site with schools.
Mona Toncheff, an educational presenter and author, has over 30 years of experience in public education. She worked as both a mathematics teacher and a mathematics specialist for the Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona. In the latter role, she coached and provided professional development to high school teachers and administrators on quality mathematics teaching and learning and working in effective collaborative teams. She currently serves as a supervisor teacher for the University of Arizona Teach Program.
Mona has supervised the cultural change from teacher isolation to professional learning communities, creating articulated standards and relevant district common assessments and providing ongoing professional development on best practices, equity and access, technology, response to intervention, high-quality grading practices, and assessment for learning.
As a writer and presenter, Mona works with educators and leaders nationwide to build collaborative teams, empowering them with effective strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure all students receive high-quality mathematics instruction.
Mona has served in various roles as an active board member of NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education for over 11 years and is the immediate past president. In addition to her work with NCSM, Mona was a cofounding board member and president of Arizona Mathematics Leaders. Mona was named 2009 Phoenix Union High School District Teacher of the Year. In 2014, she received the Copper Apple Award for leadership in mathematics from the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics; in 2022, Mona also received the AML Leadership Award from Arizona Mathematics Leaders.
Mona earned a bachelor’s from Arizona State University and a master’s in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Presentations by Mona Toncheff
- Understanding the Work of a PLC: Revisit, Relearn, and Renew
- Building Lessons That Produce Students Who Are Powerful Mathematical Thinkers
- Assessing Your Assessments: The Next Phase of Your Curriculum Implementation
- Activating the Vision: How Do We Sustain the PLC Culture to Reach Our Vision?
- Building Systems for Strengthening Mathematics Leadership Capacity
- Differentiated Response to Learning Mathematics
- Measuring “What Sticks” from Teacher Professional Learning: How Do We Ensure Sustainability?
“Mona did a great job of taking our concerns and questions and leading us into problem solving and discussion on goals and PLC. She helped us to put our ideas down in words.”