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Meet our team

 

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Our team of experts provides schools with full solutions to Common Core, Lesson Study and Singapore Math program adoptions. East West Math’s clients value our high quality content-focused workshops and world-class educational resources.

Andrea Rackow

Andrea is a consultant at East West Math, focusing on the elementary grades. She has received specialized training in Singapore Math from East West Math. Andrea has successfully led workshops in a variety of public, private and charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Andrea’s area of focus is number sense, the four operations, model drawing and connections to algebra in the upper elementary grades. Read more...

Greg Soldatenko

Greg Soldatenko is a co-founder and the General Manager of East West Math LLC. He is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Company. Greg’s focus is on successful implementations of Singapore Math in public, private and charter schools. He develops complete customized solutions for schools, which consist of Singapore Math resources and professional development to support successful adoptions. Read more...

Harry Kerr

Harry Kerr, Jr. is a consultant with East West Math. In his 24 years in the education field, Harry has taught every grade in K-8 and served as a Mathematics Coach for students in grades 3 through 10. Harry’s focus is on the Concrete to Pictorial to Abstract approach, fluency strategies and overall proper implementation of Singapore Math and in the upper elementary and middle school grades. Read more...

Heidi Menzel-Lieberman

Heidi Menzel-Lieberman is a consultant at East West Math. Heidi specializes in the use of Formative and Summative assessments. Renowned as a child-centered educator, she has mentored scores of teachers in classroom management and use of assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum and to create more effective ways of reaching students at all elementary grade levels. Read more...

Makoto Yoshida

Makoto Yoshida, Ph. D. is a consultant for East West Math LLC.  He is the director of Professional Development in the Company.  Dr. Yoshida is also the director of the Center for Lesson Study (CLS) at William Paterson University in NJ. In addition to his role at CLS, he also serves as a president of Global Education Resources (GER; www.globaledresources.com, Madison, NJ). Read more...

Patty Dempsey

Patty is a consultant at East West Math. She has been a teacher in the Scarsdale Public Schools for thirty years. Patty specializes in implementing the Singapore Math program in the elementary grades, providing students and teachers with opportunities to explore mathematical concepts using games and other interactive activities. Read more...

Sara Ingrassia

Sara is a consultant at East West Math. She has over 17 years of teaching and coaching experience in a variety of public and private school settings. Sara’s expertise is in the area of implementing Singapore Math® Primary Mathematics in K-5. Read more...