Kathy Almy is the State of Illinois Transitional Math Director. Her responsibilities include providing support for high schools and colleges as they implement the Illinois Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Act’s transitional math pathways. Additionally, she serves on state-level committees that deal with issues of high school to college transitions, developmental education, and equity and access.
Kathy joined NIU after serving on the math faculty at Rock Valley College. She has over 20 years of classroom experience in high school and college classrooms. For over 10 years she has been involved with state-level and national reforms designed to improve mathematics education for high school and college students. She has also consulted with numerous colleges and universities around the country on developmental math reform issues.
Ms. Almy received a B.S. in Mathematics Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, an M.S. in Pure Mathematics from Northern Illinois University and is currently in the Doctor of Education program at Northern Illinois University, set to graduate in 2021. Her research interests include developmental math education and approaches to college placement.