© 2017 by LOU MATTHEWS

My Story

Lou is a globally-focused mathematics engagement specialist who has been passionate about inspiring communities, schools and audiences through his love of mathematics and social justice. He is from Bermuda anad has been an active speaker, teacher, writer and public education leader having engaged audiences in the United States, Caribbean, Africa and Bermuda over the past 20 years. He has authored studies, analysis and book chapters on culturally relevant teaching in mathematics and the education of Black children.  His current community and research focus include Culturally Responsive/Relevant Teaching of Mathematics; the gentrification of mathematics reform and STEM in Black, Brown and Urban Communities; and the visibility of Caribbean and African interests in mathematics reform ideology. Lou has served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, president of the Benjamin Banneker Association; and Director of Schools and Acting Commissioner of Bermuda Public Schools. He has recently launched 

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