We are here to teach girls that math is their superpower!

Our Board

Hi There! I’m Melanie. I am Philly born and raised. After graduating from the School District of Philadelphia, I attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with both a B.A. in Urban Studies and Masters of Science in Education. For the past 9 years I have worked in math education both locally and abroad. I believe that education has the ability to transform individuals and communities. This is why my heart’s passion is to make the right to education accessible to all children.

Melanie Young, Founder

Robin Mixon was born and raised in Atlanta, GA.  She was awarded a NASA Women in Science and Engineering full scholarship to Spelman College and the Georgia Institute of Technology where she majored in both mathematics and engineering.  She spent two summers interning at NASA Stennis Space Center and met real life “Hidden Figures”. Mrs. Mixon was also awarded The Lindback Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award 2020 and a Temple University Pathway to Leadership Scholar. She now serves as the Roster Chairperson/Scheduler and an IB Mathematics teacher at Bodine High School for International Affairs. 

Robin Mixon

Caroline Ebby is an expert on the use of formative assessment and learning trajectories to improve K-8 mathematics teaching and learning. Ebby, an adjunct associate professor at Penn GSE and a senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, is also an elementary mathematics teacher educator and national trainer for the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP). She is the lead author of A Focus on Addition and Subtraction: Bringing Mathematics Education Research to the Classroom (as well as co-author on companion books on multiplicative and fractional reasoning) and a co-founder the Community Based Math Project (CBMP), a hub for developing locally relevant and social justice oriented mathematics lessons.

Caroline Ebby

My name is Nefertari Austin. I have been teaching math for 7 years. I am currently teaching 7th grade math at Kipp Whittier in Camden New Jersey. I’ve been blessed to have many great math teachers in my middle and high school career. I have always wanted to  emulate some best practices I have seen from my teachers and be a math teacher that breaks down concepts for my students to grasp the first time. I love it when my students have that ‘aha’ moment and I see it across their faces. I am excited to begin this new journey and be a resource to new students.

Nefertari Austin

Amanda T. Glenn is an educator of Mathematics education in the School District of Philadelphia. She has a Master of Arts degree in education from LaSalle University, in Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Hampton University, in Virginia. She has taught high school mathematics in Pennsylvania for over 19 years. She is a candidate of the National Board of Professional Teaching and is committed to strengthening both her professional and individual practice. She is a high school math facilitator for the School District of Philadelphia and the founder of Math 4 Girls STEM Enrichment Summer Camp and has worked with many programs on increasing student confidence in the fields of Mathematics and Science through engagement and project based learning. She is currently working with a team of researchers and practitioners affiliated with the Philadelphia Regional Institute for STEM Educators.  Her interests include how to develop student-centered mathematics curriculum related to real world problems.

Amanda Glenn