Amy Lin

Education is hard work, not play, and its rewards are a seriously

informed, wide ranging attitude towards real life, and the beginning of a

great adventure. – Robertson Davies


Present            PhD Student, Faculty of Education, Joint PhD Program,BrockU.

2014                Supervisory Officer Qualification Program, Ontario PrincipalsCouncil

2013                PQP Part 2, Ontario PrincipalsCouncil

2012                PQP Part 1, Ontario PrincipalsCouncil

2010                Junior Basic Qualification, OISE-UT,Honours

2002                Honour Specialist Mathematics, Honours,Queen’s University

2000               Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Senior,Math/Science

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

P.A.Petrie Huron County Award – top Mathematics and Sciencecandidate 1987        Masters of Science, Dean’s List, Faculty of Dentistry, University ofToronto

1984                Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, Dean’s List, UniversityofToronto1994  McMaster University and University of WesternOntario

Graduate Studies in Materials Science, Engineering Physics and Chemistry



TEDx Talks Speaker: TEDx Sixteen Mile Creek, Oakville, Ontario – “Teaching Math-ish-ly” Ignite OAME 2014, 2015, 2016 Speaker

OMCA Award 2012 for Excellence and Innovation in Mathematics Education


Featured speaker and Conference Presenter:

Global Conference on Education and Research, University of South Florida, Sarasota, Fla., May, 2017

41stConference of the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Singapore, July, 2017

13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13), Hamburg, Germany, July, 2016

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (SITE), March, 2016

Fields Institute Research Day, Short Oral Presentation, January, 2016

Brock University, Faculty of Education and Dept. of Mathematics Seminar, October, 2015

OAME 2016 Annual Conference, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

OAME 2015 Annual Conference, Humber College, Toronto,Ontario

California STEM Conference 2014, San Diego,CA

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Las Vegas, 2013 California

Keynote Speaker:

First Nation Student Success Education Conference, Zaazhoontoong  Kinoomaadwin – Empowering Learning, Manitoulin Island, October, 2017

Parent Math Night – Eldorado PS, Peel DSB
Parent Math Night – Churchville PS, Peel DSB

LEARN Quebec, Collaborative Inquiry, Montreal, Ontario – May, 2016

Fields Institute Research Day, Short Oral Presentation, January,2016

ALDI (Advancing Learning in Differentiation and Inclusion) 2014 Symposium, Montreal,Quebec OAME Leadership Conference 2014, Toronto, Ontario

Peel DSB Parent Conference – April, 2015

Peel DSB EngageMath – Math Teachers Retreat, 2014

Parent Math Night – Larkspur Elementary School, Peel DSB

Parent Math Night – Beryl Ford Public School, Peel DSB

Parent Math Night – Holy Cross Elementary, Halton Catholic DSB

Parent Math Night – Mackenzie Glen Elementary School, York Region DSB

Parent Numeracy Night – Roberta Bondar Elementary School, York Region DSB

OAME Chapters – QSLMA (Queen’s U. Kingston, ON), NOMA(Nipissing U. North Bay, ON) Ignite organizer:  Ignite OAME, May, 2014 and 2015, Humber College, Toronto, ON

Ministry of Education, Provincial Math Lead, K-12

  • Resource development, knowledge mobilization, projectmanagement
  • support for London West and London East, Sudbury and North BayRegions

Haiti Digital Technology Project – Research Associate, Haiti

Mental Health and Wellness Team Leader – Craig Kielburger SS, Milton, 2014- present

Staff Learning Team – Craig Kielburger SS, Milton, 2014 – present

Ministry of Education Math Working Group K-12 Leadership Video Series team – Leadership in Mathematics President, Learning Forward Ontario, 2009 – 2014

President, Ontario Mathematics Coordinators Association,(OMCA) Executive, 2008 – 2012

National Council of Supervisors in Mathematics (NCSM), Ontario Representative, 2011-2013

Professional Learning Math Series for School and System Leaders – Thunder Bay and Toronto, 2012

  • A 3-part series for administrators, board leads and coaches on building effective instructionalpractices and strengthening the leadership in

Gap Closing Research Projects- Junior/Intermediate, Senior/Intermediate

Pilot Boards, English Language Learners, Students with learning disabilities, Aboriginal students Project Lead of Writing Team, WINS – Winning Instructional Navigation Supports  (K-8) Project Lead and Researcher, Applied Math Strategy, Toronto District School Board

Project Lead and Coach, Transitions Project, Grades 7-9, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic DSB

Project Lead and Coach, Transitions Project, Grades 7-10, Sudbury Catholic DSB



Researcher and Facilitator, Junior Intervention Math Initiative, Toronto DSB, Sudbury Catholic DSB, Waterloo Catholic DSB, Catholic DSB of Eastern Ontario

Plenary Speaker, Math CAMPPP (Collaborative Actions for Mathematical Professional Learning,

Precision, Personalization), Proportional Reasoning and Algebraic Thinking – inquiry into effective instruction and assessment strategies for differentiating responses to students’ mathematical thinking, August 2011, Kempenfelt Bay Conference Centre and Nottawasaga Inn.

Equity Speaker, OAME Annual Conference, 2011, Windsor, Ontario

RTI (Response to Intervention) Session Speaker, ASCD Annual Conference, San Francisco, 2011

Project Leader, Literacy GAINS Initiative, Question Structure and Response with Mike Hardt

Poster Session, Effective Questioning, 2010 Ontario Education Research Symposium, Toronto, Ontario Halton District School Board System Leader – Portfolio included Numeracy Team, EQAO, PLAR, Transitions Math, Math Coaches, Math/Science Leaders, Elem. Summer School, GLS/Math program, Research Advisory Council, Differentiation Learning Planning, Family of Schools planning committee, Gifted Programming Steering Committee, Teacher Inquiry projects, New Teacher Induction Program and support in teaching and learning mathematics for elementary and secondary schools.

EQAO – Item Writing Committee, Grade 9 Mathematics, 2006 – 2008 PISA Framework Committee, 2010

Connecting Research to Practice Advisory Panel, Ministry of Education

College Math Project Steering Committee, 2008-2012

Founder and Chair, Halton Peel Regional Data Fair, 2003 – 2009

Connecting Practice and Research Regional Team, Mathematical Processes, MOE, 2006-2008 Workshop Presenter and Guest Lecturer at OAME, NCTM. NCSM, ASCD, Learning Forward, Teachers Teaching Technology, OISE-UT, York U, and Charles Sturt University


OTF/OTIP Ontario Teaching Award

2016 – present           Vice Principal, Applewood Heights SS, Peel District School Board

2017 – present           Research Associate, SSHRC Project, Educating for the 21stCentury:  post-secondary students learning “progmatics” (computer programming for mathematical investigation, simulation, and real-world modeling), Brock University

2016 – present            Instructor, Intermediate/Senior Mathematics – Concurrent and Consecutive, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

2014 – present            First Nations Student Success Numeracy Project Consultant

Wikwemikong School Board, Manitoulin Island

2014 – present           Educational Advisor– Sinking Ship Entertainment, Toronto,

Educational consultant for PBS/TVO Children’s TV shows, games and apps

2016 – 2017              Editor,Ontario Association of Mathematics Education Gazette

2013 – 2016               Math Teacher and Math Coach, Craig Kielburger SS, Halton District School Board FIRST Robotics, Safe Schools Action Team, Mental Health Team

2015 – 2016               Contributing Editor, Project Based Learning, Dr. David Hutchison –,

Brock University



2015 – present             Journal Reviewer, Teaching Children Mathematics, NCTM 2015 – present   Journal Reviewer, Investigations in Mathematics Education

2013 – 2016                Director/Owner, Blue Skies Teaching and Learning, Burlington, ON Not-for-profit Social Enterprise, Global Education

2013                            Teacher, Blyth Summer Academy (Hawaii, USA)

2009 – 2013                K-!2 Provincial Math Lead,Curriculum Assessment and Policy Branch, Ontario Ministry of Education

2005 – 2010                 Curriculum Consultant K-12,School Programs Dept., Halton District School Board.

2002 – 2005                Department Head,Pure and Applied Science (Mathematics and Science)

Oakville Trafalgar HS, Halton District School Board

2004 – 2007                 Online Instructor,Intermediate Mathematics ABQ, Continuing Teacher Education, Queen’s University

2001-2002                   Math and Science Teacher, Nelson HS, Halton District School Board.

2000                            Teaching Faculty,Int/Sen Math, Physics, Music, Appleby College,

Oakville, Ontario

1997-1998                   Education Centre Program Manager and Teacher, Dayton Museum of Discovery, Dayton, Ohio

1985-1987                   Instructor,Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Ontario



  • Author, Chapter: Feedback on Mathematics, in The Cambridge Handbook on Instructional Feedback, to be published, January, 2018.
  • Co-author and Illustrator, Eyes on Math: A Visual Approach to Teaching Mathematics, Teachers College Press, 2012
  • Co-author, Leaps and Bounds, Grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. Student Books and Facilitator Guides, Nelson Education, 2011
  • Co-author with Dr. Marian Small, More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate MathematicsInstruction, Teachers College Press, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
  • Co-author with Dr. Marian Small, Big Ideas from Dr. Small, Nelson Education, 2010
  • Author, Digital Paper, Learning Through Effective Questioning,
  • Developer of online course: Intermediate Mathematics ABQ Course, Queen’s University
  • Author,Mathematical Minds, Pearson Education
  • Project Lead and Lead Writer,TIPS4RM, Grade 7 to12, Ministry of Education
  • Author and Consultant for math textbooks and resources,Pearson Education
  • Developer, CLIPS (interactive web-based lessons) , Ministry of Education
  • Lead Writer, Differentiated Instruction T/L Examples, Mathematics, Grades 7-10, Ministry of Education
  • Revised Mathematics Curriculum writing team, Grades 9 -12, Ministry of Education
  • Developer, online Advanced Placement Calculus course, Halton District School Board
  • Course Profile Writing Team, Ministry of Education



1997 -2005     Suzuki ViolinTeacher

1997 -2000     Assistant Concertmaster, Springfield Symphony Orchestra,Springfield,Ohio

1990 -1994     Research Scientist – Surface Science Western, University ofWesternOntario

1987 -1990     Advanced Research Engineer – 3M Canada, London,Ontario



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