Dionne Aminata, MathTrust CEO
We offer actionable ways for educators to recognize Black brilliance and trust all students to engage in grade-level mathematics.
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I grew up seeing the world through a mathematical lens because my dad made sure of it. By the time I was 2, he had his PhD in Electrical Engineering, and my older sister and I were his students for life. Although it led to an impressive high school transcript full of honors and AP math courses, which helped me earn a spot at UCLA, I never found my voice as a student in the mathematics classroom.
After graduating from UCLA in 2000, I became an elementary school teacher in South Los Angeles. I recognized early that trusting students to meet high academic expectations is hard but necessary for students' success. I saw how systemic racism in education and our unconscious biases get in the way of that trust, and I wanted to make a difference.
Finding my voice in mathematics was not a deliberate part of my journey, however. The following sequence of events detail my multiple passions, and the realization of my calling.
How much we trust our students typically determines whether we will provide opportunities for students, or limit them. At MathTrust, we offer practical ways to develop a mutual trust between students and educators, and increase opportunities for student achievement in mathematics.