Before Roya Salehi joined the Math Forum team in 1998, she taught
mathematics to middle and high school students for five years at Muslim
Community School, a K-10 private school in Potomac, Maryland. She facilitated communication
between the administration and the upper grades' teachers; she also served as the math and
computer curriculum advisor and resource person for the school. Before MCS,
she taught computer classes at the Islamic School of Seattle, a private
elementary school in Seattle, Washington, for three years.
Prior to her professional career as a teacher, Roya worked at
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, doing research on molecular
models using computer simulation. She received her undergraduate
degree from the University of California at Berkeley in pure mathematics, minoring in computer science.
Roya is interested in identifying effective ways of implementing on-line teacher
professional development and the generative facilitation of this process. She is
also interested in the use of the Internet in the classroom to enhance student
mathematical thinking. She is pursuing her interests in math
education and artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, at George Mason
Currently, Roya is leading the Bridging
Research and Practice (BRAP) project and Teacher2Teacher at the Math Forum.