Scott Houston : The Engineer
Scott Houston holds a Master of Arts in middle school education and a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. He began his teaching career in Fontana where he taught both middle school and high school over an eight-year period. During this time he also taught night classes for California State University San Bernardino for teachers who wanted to get their Master of Arts degree in Middle School Education. In 2001, he earned his National Board Certification in early adolescent mathematics. He received recognition in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers four years in a row. For the past fourteen years he has been working as a professional educational consultant helping teachers implement research based teaching strategies and most recently preparing districts for the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. He is passionate about collaborating with teachers and designing curriculum that suits their professional teaching style. He also loves dogs.
The Situation: As reported in the Los Angeles Times, many schools have been struggling with the new math assessment coming out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) design. [...]