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Elaine Kasimatis is an educator, mathematician, and graduate of Davis High School and UCD. Ms. Kasimatis is a 1970 graduate of Davis Senior High School and continued her education at UC Davis, earning a BS in mathematics with honors, an MA in mathematics and an MA in Teaching Mathematics, as well as a Ph. D in Mathematics. Ms. Kasimatis is well-known nationally for the establishment of College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM). As one of the 3 original co-directors of this program, she helped create an innovative mathematics curriculum that is now used around the country. CPM was designated as one of five “Exemplary Mathematics Programs” in 1999. At CSU Sacramento, she was instrumental in the development of the first Blended Program in Mathematics in the state, which allows future teachers to take mathematics coursework at the same time as they work on their secondary mathematics credential. Recently Ms. Kasimatis visited Rwanda, helping to open a new school and to develop the teacher preparation program in the impoverished country. In 2008, Elaine Kasimatis was inducted into the Davis Senior High School Hall of Fame, in its inaugural class, for her extraordinary career in the development of K-12 teaching of mathematics and her service to others.
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