Office: Ryan Hall 403C
University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics, December 2014
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, Warrensburg, Missouri
M.S., Pure Mathematics, May 1999
AVILA COLLEGE, Kansas City, Missouri
B.A., Mathematics, May 1990
Certification of Secondary Level, October 1990
Roy, K.A. (2014). Impact of mathematics content course sequence on CBASE and Praxis II scores of elementary teacher candidates. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Roy, K.A. (1998). Right simple subsemigroups and right subgroups of compact of a semigroup, Journal of Institute of Mathematics & Computer Science, 11(2), 121 – 125.
Getting to the Common Core by Way of Fractions
Kansas City Area Teachers of Mathematics (KCATM), January 2012
Description: In this session, each operation on fractions will be explored using fraction towers and, then recorded on fraction strips. Suggestions on ways to generalize the information to support future learning will be discussed.
Explore-Record-Generalize Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal
KCATM, November 2013
Description: In this session, AngLegs and Exploragons will be used to create a manipulative showing two parallel lines cut by a transversal. The manipulative allows for movement and, therefore, can be used to generalize information regarding the angles formed. Suggestions for how to record the results will be discussed.
Serve as content expert for DESE K-6 Partnership Grant
October 2013 – present
Title of Grant: Making Math Matter Grant
Participants: teachers from the Blue Springs, Center and Hickman Mills school districts
Co-facilitated a CBHE Improving Teacher Quality State Grant
February 2003 – May 2004
Title of Grant: Concrete to Abstract: Bridging the Gap in Elementary
Participants: 3RD and 4th grade teachers from seven elementary schools in the Center, Grandview, Hickman Mills and Raytown school districts
Kansas City Area Teachers of Mathematics (KCATM) board member, August 2006 – August 2007, August 2015 – present
Alumni Service Award, Avila University, Fall 2010
Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership Success, 2006 and 2012