Instructional Services

Mathematics

Continuous Improvement: An in-depth, multi-year approach that takes sites/districts through math vision development, action planning, and progress monitoring of effect teaching and learning of mathematics.
Professional Learning: Opportunities for upcoming professional learning and customizable district/site support for teaching and learning mathematics.
Promising Practices: Coming Soon
Networks: Opportunities focused on professional growth focused on systems improvement, educational leadership, and collaborative practices.
Connection to Resources: Instructional resources to support teaching and learning mathematics.
Regulatory Support: Resources for mathematics standards, frameworks, curriculum adoption, and statutes.

Claudia Maldonado

Claudia Maldonado
Mathematics Coordinator
661-636-4645
clmaldonado@kern.org

Claudia Maldonado began her career in education in 2000 as a K-8 bilingual instructional aide and later as a 6th-7th math and science teacher for Bakersfield City School District. In 2016 she moved to the district office as an ELD and Math Instructional Specialist for Curriculum & Instruction. Claudia is passionate about leading math teams into planning effectively, finding resources, and collaborating to ensure that students across Kern County receive the best math education. She is eager and looks forward to leading educators into creating an environment that ensures a positive attitude where mathematics is not feared.

Cole Sampson

Cole Sampson
Mathematics Coordinator
661-636-4194
cosampson@kern.org

Cole Sampson has 9 years of educational experience, with experience as both a 6th-12th grade math teacher and a K-8 Principal. Cole is passionate about creating a classroom and campus culture that fosters a positive, growth mindset around the learning of mathematics. With the use of models and research-based strategies, Cole aims to create a student-centered learning environment that is built around students’ natural curiosity to make connections and solve problems. He is eager and looks forward to collaborating with teachers and administrators to identify potential barriers and develop action plans to support math achievement for all students. Cole’s passion for math is strong and contagious, he is excited about sharing this passion and love for math with educators throughout Kern County.

Hilda Wright

Hilda Wright
Mathematics Coordinator
661-636-4261
hiwright@kern.org

Hilda Wright began her experience in education in 1994 with Bakersfield City School District. She served as a bilingual aide, math teacher, academic coach, and instructional specialist. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member for California State University Bakersfield where she teaches the Math Methods and Assessment course. Hilda is passionate about both students and adults believing in their ability to do math. She focuses on the beauty of math to include problem solving, thinking, and reasoning. Hilda looks forward to working with districts to create a culture where every learner has access and equitable opportunities to be a mathematician. She is also the current California Mathematics Council-Central Section President.

Kyle Atkin

Kyle Atkin
Mathematics Coordinator
661-636-4676
kyatkin@kern.org

Kyle Atkin began his career in education in 2000 as a high school mathematics teacher for Arvin High School in the Kern High School District. In 2013 he moved to the district office as the Math Teacher on Special Assignment where he coordinated the district’s mathematics program. Kyle is excited about helping educators implement effective mathematics teaching practices to increase student achievement and learning. He is looking forward to collaborating with Kern County districts and schools to develop action plans that will promote mathematical reasoning and understanding for all students.

Marylou Long

Marylou Long
Mathematics Program Specialist
661-636-4334
malong@kern.org

Marylou Long began her career in 1998 with Rosedale Union School District. She served as a Kindergarten teacher for two years, 6th-Grade math and history teacher for five years, and thirteen years as a 7th-Grade Mathematics teacher at Rosedale Middle School. She was the Junior High Math Mentor for Rosedale Union School District and served as a K-8 STEM Instructional Coach for Grimmway Academy Shafter. Marylou is excited to be collaborating with and learning from educators throughout Kern County. She is passionate about advocating for student achievement in Mathematics through the use of problem-solving, student discourse, and growth mindset.