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Shelby Teachers Selected for KCM Leadership Academy

Two Shelby County teachers, Dawn Harrod and Mindi Keiner-Rummel, have been selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) as a Kentucky Math Teacher Leader (KyMTL). 

These select mathematics leaders were brought together by the KCM to collaborate with like-minded educators from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky to hone and expand their skills in leadership, mathematics content and pedagogy. 

Dawn Harrod is a 12-year veteran teacher who has spent most of her teaching career at West Middle School in Shelbyville.  She strives to create a classroom that helps students overcome barriers that might impact their learning whether those barriers are academic or social-emotional. She spent two years as the middle school gifted educator before finding her way back to the math classroom where her passion lies. Before Mrs. Harrod became a math educator, she was a CPA and often brings her real-world math experiences to the classroom.  Mrs. Harrod has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky, a Master in Arts of Teaching from Bellarmine University and a Gifted Education Endorsement from the University of Louisville.

Mindi Keiner-Rummel has been in the education field for 29 years, with a focus on effective mathematics instruction and practices the last eight years. About 22 years of that time has been teaching students in middle grades; fifteen of which have been at Shelby County East Middle School. Mindi has a B.S. degree in Elementary and Special Education with an endorsement for 5 - 9 Mathematics Teaching.  She also has a master's degree in School Counseling and an Ed.S in Administration and Supervision.  She is married with two children, three dogs, and a bird (a regular zoo!). Mindi wants all students to become better mathematicians by thinking critically and developing strategies to become problem solvers! She believes that participating in the Kentucky Mathematics Teacher Leader program will give her more tools to continue to improve her classroom instruction, allowing her to work with other mathematics teachers across the state.

The Kentucky Center for Mathematics is a leader in the evolution of mathematics teaching and learning across the state of Kentucky.