The Portland Math Circle


Coordinator and Instructor: Craig Daniels

Craig Daniels is a graduate of Stanford University with BA in Communications with a concentration in Mathematics.  He has also received an ME in Ocean Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Washington. He was trained in facilitating Math Circles by Bob and Ellen Kaplan at their Math Circle Institute at Notre Dame in July of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in 2010 and 2012. A couple of years ago he was on Portland Public Schools’ K-5 Math Curriculum Adoption Committee. Currently working on his MS in Mathematics at PSU. He loves math and is looking forward to sharing his love with eager students.

Instructor: Kara Shane Colley

Kara Shane Colley studied Physics at Dartmouth College and graduated with a BA in 1998. She then went on to study Math Education and earned an MA from Teachers College in 2004. She has taught math in various places: back East at a community college in Upstate New York, at a middle school in Cambridge, England, and at a high school and community college in the Marshall Islands. She has been teaching at Portland Community College since January 2008.