This article describes the importance of the collaboration between the principal, Patty Granada, and the Mathematics Specialist, Susan Garthwaite, in fostering a highly functioning mathematics program. While many aspects of the collaboration as facilitators for a mathematics program are logical, the "messy" aspects provide greater challenges. Through continued collaboration, they have come to embrace the "messiness" which has contributed to an awareness of similar belief systems in their roles. These beliefs include openness to learning and a sincere commitment to bringing out the best in students and teachers. The principal and the Mathematics Specialist share their continued journey in this collaborative relationship that is essential to the success of the mathematics program.
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Garthwaite, S. and Granada, P.
"The Collaboration of a Principal and a Mathematics Specialist,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 14
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol14/iss1/11