About Us

Led by Dr. Lynda Colgan and Dr. Sandy Youmans, the Critical Transitions in Early Math Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of professors, teachers, early childhood educators, and researchers who are dedicated to developing high quality early math resources and training for educators. The CoP was established in 2016 through the Math Knowledge Network.

Dr. Lynda Colgan

Lynda Colgan is Professor Emerita, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Lynda was recently appointed as Executive Director, Education and Development for Science Rendezvous National.

Lynda is currently working on a number of research, resource-creation, and teacher-education projects, funded by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Mathematics Knowledge Network (MKN). She will carry on her long-established commitment to STEM outreach by continuing to seek out creative avenues to engage students, parents, and educators in mathematics at home and in the classroom.

Dr. Sandy Youmans

Sandy Youmans is an adjunct assistant professor at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. She is a former elementary teacher, who is passionate about equipping educational professionals with the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and resources needed to support learner success. Sandy is co-editor of the book, Beyond 1, 2, 3: Early Mathematics Education in Canada (in press with Canadian Scholars). She firmly believes that mathematics education in Canada can be strengthened through collaboration.  

Twitter: @DrSandyYoumans

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The Critical Transitions in Early Math CoP is continually growing with new members, so if you are interested in joining please contact us via the form below.