"We need elementary school mathematics specialists, elementary classroom teachers who know and understand mathematics and can effectively mentor their colleagues. Given the need for students with a mathematics and science background and interest, this project is a first step in that direction, with multiple national implications."
- Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell, ems&tl Project Director
The Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders (ems&tl) Project, sponsored by The Brookhill Institute of Mathematics, addresses issues related to and in support of Elementary Mathematics Specialists (EMS). As the ems&tl Project engages mathematics specialists nationally, work with a cadre of specialists and supervisors from Howard, Frederick, Carroll, and Baltimore Counties in Maryland continues to provide that up close and personal view of the everyday challenges in the work of elementary mathematics coaches/specialists.