Message from our Executive Director And Founder

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Dear friends,

My name is Linda Bailey-McWeeney and I am a Jamaican educator and economist based in New York. Since 2015, I have been engaged in very sobering discussions with educators about the status of math education in Jamaica.  Specifically, many low-income students are not receiving the education they deserve. A 2013 report from the Ministry of Education shows an alarming 17% of cohorts obtained passes in the traditional Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) high school math exam over a ten-year period.

I founded the Reggae Math Foundation because I firmly believe that our children are capable of much, much more. Our plan has several phases to solve the long-term issues related to math education in Jamaica and ultimately address issues of economic development.

The initial phase of our plan covers two main area. First, film the lectures of Jamaica’s excellent and engaging teachers who have a history of success in reaching students. We will use these recordings to create a video library that is freely accessible to students. Second, working with proven professional development programs, we will give teachers the tools they need to reach more students.

I’m proud to say we’ve already executed the filmed over 10 classes thanks to our Hummingbird Supporters. We are working on finding the support needed to edit these videos and to share them. We have now done 5 professional development workshops with math teachers from over 20 institutions in the Kingston and St. Catherine region. These workshops focus on hands-on and active learning methods. If you are interested in supporting our work or funding manipulatives for any of the schools we work with, please email me at info@reggaemath.org. All funds donated through Facebook and our website will support our professional development workshops in 2019.

We know the strength of the Jamaican culture and the people’s ability to excel. Our children and teachers are yearning for opportunities to learn. How can we help them. Please click here!

One Love!

 

Linda Bailey-McWeeney & the Reggae Math Foundation Team

Updated February 14, 2019

 

Board Of Directors

Michael Brown   Deputy Director Jamaica Principal, Trinity Prep.

Michael Brown
Deputy Director Jamaica
Principal, Trinity Prep.

Margaret Campbell   Principal St. George's College

Margaret Campbell Principal St. George's College

Sarah Yuster   Founding Board Member

Sarah Yuster
Founding Board Member

Michael McWeeney   Founding Board Member, Creative Director

Michael McWeeney
Founding Board Member, Creative Director


Advisory Board

Stephanie Parague   PMP

Stephanie Parague PMP

Gina Pellegrini  Co-founder  My Money My Future

Gina Pellegrini
Co-founder My Money My Future

DB Lampman   Co-founder MakerSpace NYC

DB Lampman
Co-founder MakerSpace NYC

Scott Van Campen   MakerSpace NYC

Scott Van Campen
MakerSpace NYC