George Lucas Educational Foundation

John J. Gaines

John holds a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Mathematics Education and a Single Subject credential in Mathematics. He has been involved in education for over 10 years, with extensive experience in curriculum development, STEM programming, and Common Core alignment. He has served on multiple committees at the district and state level, addressing STEM education, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Common Core State Standards. He has presented both regionally and nationally on topics ranging from engineering in the elementary, integrating the arts in the STEM curriculum, and project-based learning. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Los Angeles Mathematics Council for four years, and is currently serving as the Vice President.

Areas of Interest: 
educational leadership,
mathematics education,
professional development,
integration of the arts,

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