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About the Instructor – Lee Anne Coester

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Lee Anne Coester brings a wealth of teaching experience to her seminars. In her 30 years of teaching mathematics, she has been a K‑8 remedial math teacher, a classroom math teacher, a middle school math teacher, and a college math methods instructor who has received her college’s Outstanding Education Faculty Award four times. In her own words, “I love teaching math!” Over the years, her passion for mathematics has led her to search for the best, most practical ideas and strategies for helping students learn mathematics successfully. All the ideas she presents have worked for her with her students.

Lee Anne presents staff development workshops across the United States, has served on her state’s Mathematics Advisory Board, has been a trained grader of her state’s math assessments, and has been listed in Who’s Who Among American Educators multiple times. She has written a number of articles for math publications and is the author of DIFFERENTIATING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION: Practical Activities and Strategies for Diverse Classrooms (Grades 3‑8), the comprehensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Lee Anne is known for keeping her presentations fast‑paced, her attendees actively involved and her ideas practical and ready for immediate use.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Very practical, affordable and sensible ideas! Lee Anne Coester has presented one of the best seminars I have ever attended! I have gained such valuable insight and material that will be utilized in my district immediately in the different grade levels.”
– Jacqueline Zloty, Math Specialist

“Wonderful! Wow! Lee Anne has an incredible wealth of information to make mathematics more concrete and to develop conceptual understanding. I’m leaving with specific activities I will use right away and several others I will be incorporating soon.”
– Cheryl Thomas, 5th Grade Teacher

“Lee Anne gave us so many useful ideas! I think the best thing about this seminar is that it has caused me to think about math in so many different ways.”
– Margie Hoeing, 5th Grade Teacher

“This content was very ‘outside the box’ and fun. My students will love the games and activities that support instruction. I’m excited about teaching math!”
– Jackie Mikkelson, 4th Grade Teacher

“Thank you, Lee Anne, for a wealth of information presented in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to research and find all these wonderful resources and approaches. Your teaching tips and suggested sequences are terrific!”
– Anne Henning, 6th Grade Teacher

Excellent ideas that are easy to implement in the classroom to make math instruction more effective – and fun!”
– Todd Havard, 7th Grade Math Teacher

“Lee Anne provided so many wonderful ideas and activities that will be sure to reach my math students. I really learned lots of new, practical games and techniques that I can’t wait to use in my classroom.”
– Denise Zuccarino, 7th Grade Math Teacher

“I’m very impressed with Lee Anne’s knowledge, enthusiasm and energy! She was extremely well prepared with content, ideas and humor. Practical ideas were the mainstay of the seminar. The resource handbook is fantastic!”
– Adrienne Shlagbaum, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Lee Anne is fantastic! A wonderful day with a constant flow of new ideas!”
– Maria Sollecito, Special Education Teacher

“Great activities presented with lots of useful information!”
– Tom Torkos, 6th/7th Grade Math Teacher

“I have learned so many new activities and ideas that I can’t wait to use! Thank you, Lee Anne!”
– Laurie Evans, 3rd Grade Teacher