Paul Agranoff, B.A. & M.A., is recently retired from a 35-year career of teaching in the middle level classroom. Over the course of his career he taught various combinations of grades from 5th to 8th in St. Francis ISD 15, St. Francis, Minnesota. In his last five years at St. Francis he was a full time 7th-grade classroom teacher, a Mathematics Curriculum/Instructional Specialist for Pre K – Adult, and the Mathematics Curriculum Committee Chairperson in ISD 15.
He has been a district level Teacher of the Year and recognized as a Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidate; twice a Minnesota Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics, and received the National Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Mathematics in 1993. Paul was a member of the technical writing team that authored the 2007 Minnesota Standards for Mathematics. Recently, he served as the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator for SciMath on the development of a web based Minnesota Mathematics Framework (this project can be seen at http://www.scimathmn.org/stemtc/).
Paul has been a member of the AIMS Education Foundation National Leadership Network facilitating professional development since 1991. Since retiring from the classroom in June 2010, Paul has worked with Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud, MN, presenting MSP grant training and math coaching in schools throughout the region. Through Resource Training and Solutions, Paul connected with LSI (Learning Systems International) leading staff development in Marzano Essentials training. Paul has spoken at many state, regional, and national mathematics conferences. For the past 24 years he has traveled North America during the summer conducting professional development training for teachers of mathematics.
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