Director of Mathematics
Council of Great City Schools
Denise Walston is the Director of Mathematics for the Council of the Great City Schools. The Council (CGCS) is a coalition of 70 of the largest urban school districts dedicated to improving student achievement in inner cities.
Additionally, she has served as an adjunct faculty member for both the University of Virginia and Old Dominion University. Denise has served on various mathematics councils including the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (served as 1st Vice-President 2011-2012 and 2nd Vice-President 2010-2011), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Program committee member for 2015), Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision (served as president 2008-2010); Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition (board member from 2009-2012) and the Benjamin Banneker Association (served as southeast regional representative 2002-2004).
Recently, she served on a panel to help with the study of the alignment of NAEP items to Common Core State Standards. Denise is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Old Dominion University and spent additional time studying at the College of William and Mary and the Woodrow Wilson Institute at Princeton University.
The Council of the Great City Schools designed the Common Core Works website to provide the 67 member districts quick access to reliable information, tools, and resources for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.
An initiative of the Institute for Mathematics Education offers descriptions, tasks, video segments, and additional resources to illustrate the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards.