Past Leaders
2012 Leadership Team
2011 Leadership Team

2013 Leardership Team:
 NDSU Faculty:
 Doğan Çömez
Doğan Çömez is a Professor of Mathematics who earned his Ph.D. at the
University of Toronto in 1983. He has been in NDSU since 1985. He is
currently the department chair of the Mathematics department. He has given
mathematical talks for the 4H Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the North
Dakota Governors School. He is a leading advocate for departmental
programs aimed to attract students to Science and Mathematics. He is
currently the Director of the GraSUS Program, that places graduate
students in local high schools.
 William Martin
Bill Martin is a professor of mathematics
education and currently heads the NDSU School of Education. A former
high school math and geography teacher, he has been a faculty member at
NDSU in the Department of Mathematics and the School of Education since
1995. His research interests are in the teaching and learning of high
school and undergraduate mathematics and assessment of the lasting
effects of mathematics instruction. Bill has been active in a number of
grants focused on STEM education and is an active member of mathematics
organizations including the NDCTM, where he served as newsletter editor
for 12 years, NCTM, MAA and AMS.
 Mohamed Baghzali
Mohamed Baghzali came to the United States in 1989 from Morocco and went to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he graduated 1993 with a Bachelors degree in both
Math and Physics.
He received his Master of Science degree (mathematics) from North Dakota State University in 2001, where he studied delay differential equations.
He has been a lecturer in the math department at NDSU since 2001, where his teaching
load has covered College Algebra, Finite Math, Trigonometry, Applied Calculus I
and II, and Basic Linear Algebra.
 Maxx
Kureczko
Maxx Kureczko is a lecturer in mathematics department at North
Dakota State
University, having
moved to Fargo from Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2010. In 2007, he
received a Bachelors degree in mathematics with a
minor in biology, and in 2010, a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Applied
mathematics, both from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and
Technology in
Socorro, New Mexico. As a lecturer, graduate student, teacher, and tutor, Maxx
has enjoyed teaching and has been interested in math education
at the secondary and postsecondary levels.
 Lead Teachers:
 Nancy Daly Davies High School
Nancy Daly grew up in Fargo and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead earning a B.S. degree in Mathematics Education in 2007. She has been teaching for the Fargo Public School
district since graduating where she currently teaches at Fargo Davies High School. She has had the opportunity to teach both middle and high school math courses including 6th Grade Advanced
Math, Algebra 1, Informal Geometry, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Advanced Math. While working she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching: Mathematics degree from Minot State University in 2011.
She continues to grow professionally through attending and presenting at local conferences and pursuing graduate courses.
Nancy currently lives in West Fargo with her husband and twoyear old son. She enjoys the challenge of mathematics and working with students as they tackle new and challenging course work.
In her free times she loves spending time with her family, swimming, and traveling.
 Patsy Schlosser Edgeley High School
Patsy graduated from North Dakota State University in 1987 with a degree in Mathematics education and a minor in physical science and has been teaching for 25 years with the past 20 years
in Edgeley High School. Patsy has taught Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, precalculus, and physics most of her career. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
Teaching in 2003. In 2011 she became a National Board Certified Teacher for Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Helping students to see the beauty and usefulness of mathematics has
been a joy. Patsy is married to Neal and has three daughters.
 Sarah Volk Fargo North High School
Sarah Volk is a mathematics educator at Fargo North High School. She currently teaches PreCalculus and AP Calculus and has been there for the past three years. Some of her job
responsibilities this past year have also included being a Common Core Facilitator which include helping her fellow math colleagues integrate the Common Core standards into their
teaching. Prior to teaching at Fargo North, she taught for five years at Oak Grove Lutheran School, also in Fargo. She also has experience teaching Algebra 2, Geometry, Statistics,
PreAlgebra, and Math 8. She graduated with a BA in secondary mathematics education in 2005 from Concordia College where she also earned a minor in German language. She attended Minot
State University for her graduate work and earned Masters in the Art of Teaching Mathematics in 2010. Sarah is from the Fargo area and has participated in ND PRIME for the last two
summers. She is excited to continue with the program and be a part of the teaching team.
 Matt Wollan Fargo North High School

