Heidi Schuler-Jones, Director
Heidi Schuler-Jones has worked in adult education since 2006, spending much of that time expanding her understanding of tools and instructional strategies that make math meaningful, accessible, and fun for adult learners. Her participation in numerous professional development offerings and pilot studies and her active involvement on the Board of Directors of the Adult Numeracy Network (ANN) allowed her to learn from some of the best and brightest minds in adult ed math and numeracy. Through those experiences, she became a LINCS national trainer for math and numeracy and joined the SABES numeracy team as a curriculum developer and facilitator. At SABES, she was the lead developer of the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM). In 2021, Heidi succeeded her mentor Donna Curry as the Director of the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC, where she manages the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center, oversees updates, research, and teacher support for the EMPower math series, and continues to facilitate professional development such as the Adults Reaching Algebra Readiness (AR)2 institutes.
Sherry Soares, Project Manager
Sherry Soares is the Project Manager of the Adult Numeracy Center. She has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, with a concentration in ESOL education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and an Ed.M. in Curriculum & Teaching from Boston University. She has also been working with adult ESOL students for 20 years at various community-based programs in Massachusetts, most recently at the Bridge Program at Harvard University.
Our exceptional team of math curriculum developers, professional development facilitators, instructors, and technology specialists are here to support your program’s needs with their diverse expertise in:
- Teaching math conceptually
- Using hands-on learning tools and manipulatives
- Integrating digital literacy and numeracy
- Remote instruction best practices
- Differentiated instruction
- ELLs and math
If your program is looking for support in any of these areas, contact us.
Several of our team are regular contributors to our monthly Adult Numeracy Blog and present at national conferences. Follow us on Twitter at @TERCAdultNumrcy for the latest news.