# A Little Bit About Me:

Dr. Michael Winders is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Iowa in 2004. Dr. Winders has taught a wide variety of courses during his time at WSU, and teaches WSU’s Number Sense and Operations for Teachers and Geometry and Measurement for Teachers courses using Singapore textbooks as supplementary materials. In addition, Dr. Winders has served as both primary and co-instructor for numerous professional development courses that focus on improving mathematical content knowledge of in-service elementary and middle school teachers, where he regularly uses Singapore methods and Singapore materials (see section titled ‘Professional Development’). Dr. Winders is currently serving as a consultant to Seven Hills Charter Public School in Worcester MA, a school that has adopted Singapore textbooks for their math curriculum.