EMS Scholarship 2012 Recipient
Gay Lynn Erb
Gay Lynn Erb is a Federal Programs Mathematics Coach for the Meridian School District in Meridian, Idaho. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M. Ed in Multicultural Education. She has taught in elementary and middle school classrooms for 21 years and has worked as a math coach for the last 3 years. Gay Lynn was awarded the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2008.
Ms. Erb is actively involved with the Idaho statewide math initiative known as Mathematics Teaching for Instruction (MTI). She is an instructor for the K-3 and K-6 courses and provides support to teachers. She has been very fortunate to witness many teachers improve their effective use of questioning strategies, help students overcome misconceptions, and encourage students to communicate their thinking processes. She really enjoys going into classrooms where students are developing a love for mathematics.
Gay Lynn is currently working on obtaining Mathematics Consulting Teacher Endorsement through a state of Idaho initiative. She is enrolled as a doctoral student at Boise State University and she has completed 5 of the 7 courses required for the endorsement. She hopes to complete the endorsement after the 2013 spring semester. She feels very fortunate to be chosen to receive AMTE's Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship and wants to thank AMTE for this wonderful opportunity!