Nanci N. Smith
Nanci N. Smith, PhD, has 14 years of experience as a consultant. She specializes in mathematics, curriculum and assessment development and implementation, and differentiated instruction.
Nanci N. Smith
Nanci N. Smith, PhD, has 14 years of experience as a consultant. She specializes in mathematics, curriculum and assessment development and implementation, and differentiated instruction, and has worked with schools and districts in 45 states and 9 countries.
Dr. Smith has presented at conferences around the world, including Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to providing professional development, she has conducted mathematics program and curriculum audits for numerous districts across the United States.
A former high school and university-level mathematics teacher, she has also taught differentiated instruction as a master’s course at Arizona State and Northern Arizona universities and for teachers at the Singapore American International School through Buffalo State University. Dr. Smith is nationally board certified in adolescent and young adult mathematics. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and secretary of the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
Dr. Smith received a BS in mathematics education from Grand Canyon University, an MAEd in curriculum and instruction from University of Phoenix, and a PhD in mathematics education from Arizona State University.
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Presentations by Nanci N. Smith
- Addressing Learning Needs of Diverse Learners
- The Elementary Student: Recognizing and Planning for Learning
- The Secondary Student: Recognizing and Planning for Learning
- Differentiated Instruction for Administrators
- Every Math Learner: A Doable Approach to Teaching and Learning in the Elementary/Secondary Classroom
- Next Steps in Differentiating Instruction: Putting the Ideas Together
- Lesson Design and Management for the Mathematics Classroom
- See the Forest and the Trees: Curriculum Design from the Outside In
“Everybody loved Nanci. I’ve never seen so much trust and buy-in from any presenter who has ever worked with these two math teams before. It was powerful to be part of the two days. She is an incredible person, presenter, and teacher of math.”
“I valued the time spent together with Nanci and my math colleagues. It is not often enough that we get to meet like this for an entire day. We were productive and I came away with some practical things/ideas that I can implement in my classroom. Nanci provided some great ideas to help support our teaching.”