Message + Mission
The 180 Days podcast is committed to providing math leaders, from classroom teachers to curriculum developers, insight into the successes, challenges, and opportunities in education through conversation. We seek to give voice to a diverse group of experts who have committed their lives to advancing and developing rigorous educational opportunities for all students. While our podcast is geared towards math educators, anyone interested in making education better for the next generation is welcome.
We began this podcast in 2017 as a vehicle to help those in the education community gain an understanding of the many complex issues and challenges involved in K-12 education. Although originally begun with the hosts doing all the talking, we found our best episodes were the podcasts where we took the time to speak directly with those who are doing the hard work of our profession.
Two years later, we are bringing back an evolved podcast. In version 2.0, we will address topics with the assumption that those joining us have the knowledge and expertise that you are bringing to the conversation. We want to include even more voices, with an emphasis on providing a platform for those voices with us, as hosts, serving only to begin and amplify those voices to tell a story.
Dr. Karen Greenhaus, Co-Host
Karen provides a diverse background in the educational arena with 31 years as a math educator under her belt. Her credentials include several years in Virginia's public middle and high schools, as well as a stint as district math supervisor prior to being lured into the wild and crazy world of educational publishing and professional development. She has worked for Key Curriculum, McGraw Hill, and is currently a spokesperson and consultant for Casio Education, U.S..
After completing her doctorate in 2014 she started her own educational consulting business. In her current role she has traveled the world training teachers with the Department of Defense and Unvisitry of Texas's Dana Center, teaches online through Drexel University, and serves as a consultant to various educational companies and school districts.
When Karen is not working you can find her on her porch in Doylestown, PA with her husband or at the beach in Sea Isle City, NJ.
Tim Pope, Co-host
Tim has been a part of the education community since his first year teaching in 1993 (and he is incredibly grateful that his principal let him come back for a second year!). He has had enjoyed being able to experience teaching and learning from many perspectives. As a teacher, he taught in many places (urban Dallas, Catholic schools, suburban schools, public schools), and has had the humbling experience of serving as principal of a high school on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico.
Tim has taught theology, Spanish, psychology, law studies, algebra, and AP statistics. He had the privilege of getting his feet wet doing curriculum design and professional development alongside the University of Texas Dana Center, and ten years ago, joined the Dark Side and went into education publishing, which he found to be both a professional challenge and joy.
I have met hundreds of phenomenal teachers and administrators at all types of schools across the country (and a few around the world working with Dept. of Defense schools). And now I fulfill my dream of going back to the classroom at a wonderful school in Bogotá, Columbia.