Darren Smith (Mathematics M.S. ’10) has been named the chair of the mathematics department at Montgomery College-Germantown, MD. When Darren started out in Hood’s program, he was the supervisor of the MC’s Mathematics & Accounting Learning Center. He wrote his capstone paper about an innovative way to teach developmental mathematics. After he earned his master’s degree, he was named a full-time faculty member.
Darren says his Hood experience gave him a broad overview of math education, including best practices, innovative trends and current pedagogy. He believes the program’s “global perspective on the challenges to K-16 mathematics education in this country” played a large role in preparing him for his new leadership role.