Design Team

Biggest Winner Summer 2022

As Ed Inquiry designs  the Massachusetts 2022 Summer Biggest Winner Math Challenge  we are assembling a very talented team of educators, instructional designers, graphic artists, programmers, and experienced project leaders.

All coming together with their broad range of cultural perspectives, expertise and lived experiences.    These leaders, educators and contributors are coming together this year, to ensure that a transformative experience is created for children across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.

All participants of the Biggest Winner Match Challenge will be working, learning and collaborating in a virtual environment. You will find colleagues from across the country working daily together on the innovative educational program designed to engage, inspire and motivate students in grade 6 through 9 that love math.

The 2022 Biggest Winner Math Challenge Team is forming if you want to be apart of this check out our careers page or the jobs descriptions below. 

The Team

Tyrone Mowat, MBA (Ed Inquiry) 

Team Lead

  • 30 years in industry 
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • 12 years in public education with proven results in school turnaround
  • Former Chair: Gifted/Talented Advisory Education Council, Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Believes the time is now! We MUST find and nurture our future leaders in every community across the country
Tyrone Mowatt

Molander Etienne

 Curriculum Advisor / Designer

  • 25 plus years in education
  • proven results closing the achievement gap
  • Consistently delivers extraordinary student outcomes as a Massachusetts instructional leader
  • Deep experience in the design of culturally affirming literacy curricula
  • Deep experience successfully inspiring and leading teachers of children of color
  • Believes that ALL children  MUST be globally competitive readers and writers no matter what neighborhood they come from

Heather Martin

 Program Advisor

  • 20 plus years of experience serving schools and students
  • Focused on providing students with the supports needed for  early literacy 
  • Understands that students need to be engaged and inspired to learn
  • Deep experience in school leadership and enrichment programs within a high performance school
  • Believes that a good team get things done  when they are  passionate and collaborate with like minded others to achieve their mission to serve children.

Dena DeGraffenreid

Program Coordinator/Asst. Producer

  • Boston Native residing in Atlanta GA
  • Specializes in building rapport and establishing relationships
  • 10 years experience in mental health servicing students and clients 
  • Believes we are best able to authentically communicate with our children when we know, respect and accept them for who they are on all levels. 

Jacqui Vincent

Curriculum Advisor/Summer Instructor

  • 10 years in education
  • Focused on STEM subjects
  • Enjoy sharing my passion for math with students
  • 2 Masters degrees later and I am learning so much more everyday from the students I teach
  • Believes we have to make STEM engaging and accessible, especially for aspiring young girls.

Ruth Fuentes

Communications & Outreach Manager

  • Teaching, training and designing new systems, processes and techniques for outreach
  • Creatively applying the new tools of outreach to create collaborative communities of educators
  • Pioneering the world of virtual work
  • Believes that students must have alternative pathways to reach their potential whether in business, education, music or art
Ruth Fuentes

Tamayra Pearce

Vendor Relations & Business Manager 

  • Experienced in finding the best talent from non-traditional sources
  • Studied nursing but saw the need for more talent in education
  • Just recruited 40 plus amazing instructors for our dynamic summer program
  • Believes that a job that lets you explore and fulfill your  passion is a blessing

Morgan Ingram

Summer Session Operations Manager

  • Passionate about students and families
  • 10 years in education learning best practices
  • Serious about providing equitable access to quality education for ALL
  • Thrives in ambiguous situations that require innovation and creativity
  • Believes the purpose of teaching is to help children love learning so they can thrive.

Joe Alford

Educational Technology Advisor

  • Chief Technology Officer for Independent Schools
  • 20 plus years experience deploying technology supporting schools
  • School leadership team, mentor to students, dedicated father
  • Believes that our youngest learners in urban communities deserve identification, support and nurture as future leaders that will cut a path for prosperity for many.

Christopher Smith 

Math Cluster  Leader 

  • 7 years in education
  • Reaching students no matter their economic situation
  • Actively exploring new methods and tools to engage students
  • Biggest Winner Massachusetts Founding Member
  • Believes that students learn best when they are engaged, trust the adults around and operate within a supportive class community

Khaia Smith 

Math Cluster  Leader 

  • Teaching is what I do and what I love to do
  • Experience in elementary and middle schools
  • Experience inspiring the gifted and advanced to accelerated learning
  • Believes that our job as teachers is to engage, inspire, enthrall and leave every student with a lasting favorable memory of their education

Deanna Rogers 

Project Advisor

  • 40 years leading schools throughout the country
  • Experience with school logistics, planning and programming
  • Biggest Winner New Orleans Founding Member
  • Believes we should meet children where they are and help them to  grow to what they can be

Amy Schneider

Curriculum Specialist / Instructor

  • Loves math in all its aspects
  • Studies the abstract, theoretical and applied areas of math
  • Recently graduated from studies in math
  • Believes students must have an appreciation of the pervasiveness of math in their lives, in the world and in the universe. 

Brynmore Williams

Director in Residence

  • Video Content Creator
  • Award wining director & cinematographer
  • Believes that video story telling is an art form that can bring new understanding to many

Bria Monét DuBose

Artist in Residence

  • Illustrator / Artist / Creative
  • Draw and create daily
  • Believes that art inspires and can convey written chapters in one glance.

Instructors and Teen Leaders getting ready for The Biggest Winner Math Challenge for 2022.

Teen Leaders (grades 10 -12) interested in a career in teaching